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Educating Children on Diversity within Families

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, LGBT, Family, Children
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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 and appreciation of difference in order for them to flourish and succeed in their communities and the wider...

The Homework Battle

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 have thought ...

Starting Nursery – how to prepare your child

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, starting pre-school, Moving house, Family, Children, Childcare
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Starting nursery school is a big step for both children and their parents.  For many it will be the first time they have regular and substantial separation from each other and in addition it marks the beginning of the child’s path towards increasing independence. This often gives rise to mixed feelings in both: children have ...

Finding your balance as an entrepreneurial parent

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Wellbeing, Parenting, Entrepreneur
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  You are a giver. You give your time and devotion to your family, to your customers and to those you hold dear. It’s important to you to prioritise your children and family life. You play a multitude of roles to support them and you ensure their wellbeing is at the heart of what you ...

Why is the take up of shared parental leave so low?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Shared Parental Leave (or SPL) was introduced by the UK government in April 2015 and was set to dramatically change the legal landscape so that caring for children became a joint responsibility rather than one exclusively assigned to mothers. A framework that allowed women to return to the workplace more quickly, without compromisin...

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 ...