Parenting

Call for flexible working for all hits Parliament, but women should still be looking after the children….a juxtaposition?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Uncategorized, Parenting, Flexible working, Childcare
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There were two stories in the press in the last couple of weeks which resonated here at Parental Choice HQ for different reasons.  Firstly, was the great news that a private bill relating to default flexible working for all was bought before Parliament by MP Helen Whatley.  We couldn’t agree more with her statement; “How ...

Are we nearly there yet? A survival guide to holiday car travel

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Holidays, Family, Children
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Summer is here and it’s possible you may be heading away during the holidays. Many families opt to travel to their holiday destinations in the UK or Europe by car which can be economical and also means you can generally take more luggage. The trick is how to survive holiday car travel without things turning ...

LGBT pride month and how parents can support their LGBT children?

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, LGBTQ+, LGBT, Diversity, D&I, Children
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LGBT pride month is a celebration of the LGBT community and a recognition of what has been achieved, and what is yet to be achieved when it comes to LGBT human rights. Pride month tradition started in the 1970’s, when cities began hosting events to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in the United States. 2019 is ...

Road Safety for Children

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children's health, Children
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With Child Safety Week running from June 3, Parental Choice is looking at Road Safety for Children.  Road accidents are a major cause of death and injury among the young, with the risk rising as children reach secondary school age and have more independence. Danger from traffic is also a big factor dictating whether children ...

7 key ways to keep children safe at home

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, children's safety, Children's health, Children
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It is Child Safety Week on June 3, so here is are tips to keep children safe at home Children are often absorbed in their own interests and can be unaware of the dangers around them. There are several ways to help prevent injuries to children in the home, including supervising children, being aware of the ...

Are we over-testing primary children?

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Parenting, Family, Education, Children
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There is a feeling among many that we over-testing primary children and the tests children are required to take at primary school in England are overly complex and a source of “unnecessary” pressure on children at too young an age. On the contrary, the Government says testing is an important part of ensuring that children ...