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Work:Life Balance is important – fact!

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Career
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Work:Life Balance is important – fact! Parental Choice consider employees to be the most valuable asset to any business. So, we were interested to read research published at the end of last year which indicated that nearly a quarter of employees in the UK are showing a low intent to stay in their current role. ...

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 ...

Redefining conventional families

by ParentalChoice
in Family, Children
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There was a time when everyone could tell you what an ‘average family’ was. A Mum and Dad and 2.4 children (never quite understood that number myself) were the norm and every TV advert featured a stereotypical family of four with matching hair colour. But what is a conventional family now? Is there such a ...

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 ...