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Family garden safety

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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With the feeling that spring has most definitely sprung and we all want to get outside with our children Parental Choice is looking at family garden safety. Gardens can be fun places, especially for families. Whether you enjoy planting flowers and vegetables, kicking a ball around, eating or just spending time outside, gardens are ...

“Unconventional” relocation – the challenges facing LGBT parents

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Parenting, LGBT, Hong Kong
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Being a ‘trailing spouse’ in a relocating family has its inherent challenges, but these can be amplified if the relationship could be considered ‘unconventional’ – a label that in many countries still applies to LGBT relationships. Expat communities everywhere are most visibly comprised of professional couples, with e...

Parenting Teenagers

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, Parenting, Family
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As our children grow up our relationship with them changes, as does the way we parent them. Some children move with relative ease through the ‘tween’ stage and into teenage years, others have a rockier ride.  How, as parents, can we help our children negotiate these transition years as smoothly as possible? Stay Connected The ...

Sleep deprivation in working parents

by ParentalChoice
in Family, Children
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It’s a few years since I  had a small baby in the house but I remember the feeling that a lack of sleep creates like it was yesterday. On the odd occasions that my children wake me up at night now I’m like a walking zombie the next day so how the hell I coped ...

Thanks to the old man..

by ParentalChoice
in Children
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  Sometimes I get caught up in how busy my life is. Trying to juggle children, a house and a career by myself keeps me (and probably you) really busy and sometimes I forget about the people I’m really doing it for, my children! I’m ashamed to admit that some days they just become another job on the ...

Pint size Superheroes

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Moving house, Children
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I’ve always thought that my kids are pretty special (don’t we all) but this week I realised that I have actually bred bona fide superheroes! In the last seven days my two chilren (who are both under 6) have moved countries, said farewell to their Dad for the next 8 weeks, coped with serious jetlag ...