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Spread your wings little bird

by ParentalChoice
in starting pre-school, Parenting, nursery
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Given that it is the time of year when many children are starting nursery for the first time I wanted to write about how it feels for Mum (or Dad but I’m using Mum because I am one) watching their little bird spread their wings into a whole new world. In the name of research I ...

Easing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Parenting, Children
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With thanks to Rachel Vecht, director and founder of Educating Matters. www.educatingmatters.co.uk “As an experienced primary school teacher, mother to four children and having spent the last 13 years running ‘Educating Matters’ seminars in companies for working parents on how to support their children’s education, I fee...

The giggle factor….

by ParentalChoice
in Children, Childcare
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Our guest blogger Claire Maskell is back this week talking about the benefits of really laughing with your kids! Let’s admit it, as much as we love our children, they can really know how to push our buttons! It can leave us stressed, agitated and often at the end our tether!! That is why at least once ...

Top Tips for Productive Homework Habits

by ParentalChoice
in teaching reading skills, schools, Family, Education, Children
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Homework, as many of us know at Parental Choice, can be a battle at the best of times so we turned to educational expert Rachel Vecht, founder of Educating Matters (www.educatingmatters.co.uk), for her top tips on how to win the homework battle:     “Over the past twenty years, homework is certainly a topic I ...

Staying Safe Online

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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Provided by Get Safe Online https://www.getsafeonline.org/ As parents, we want our children to be healthy and happy and to develop well both physically and mentally. Above all, it’s also instinctive that we want our kids to be safe. Children learn through exploration and natural curiosity, and it is part of our job as parents and ...

Educating Children on Diversity within Families

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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With thanks to Dr. Natalie Cheatle and Dr. Annika Clark at The Parent Space: www.theparentspace.co.uk   We live in an increasingly diverse society and children will inevitably have contact with people from many different cultures, ethnicities and family compositions. Parents play an important role in teaching children tolerance...