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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...

Single parent families – the facts…

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family
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There has been a lot of press comment about single parents lately, mainly due to changes in the benefits system and how that affects them. The tone of the pieces haven’t really bothered me but some of the comments posted by ignorant readers of the online media have been astonishingly vitriolic. The term “single mother” ...

Single parenthood, tougher or just different?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family
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I’m a single parent to a six year old daughter and a four year old son. I’ve been single for almost a year and during that time I have moved from Singapore back to the UK to a town I’d only ever visited twice before. The three of us have started a whole new life and although ...

New year parent…

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family
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2012 is the year I became a single parent. My parenting style this year has been very much about survival and getting through each day having fed the kids, cleaned the house and met my work commitments was a win in my mind. But, as 2013 is looming very close,  I’ve been thinking about how ...

The flexible ironer….

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working
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We all know that when you’re trying to work and raise a family flexible working can be awesome. I have a flexible working agreement and it works brilliantly, allowing me to be there to do the school runs and take care of all the other things my children need on a daily basis. Unfortunately there ...

My mobile office….

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working
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We talk a lot about flexible working.  As women, or men, trying to combine parenthood and careers it’s the holy grail but even if you do manage to convince your employer that allowing you flexible working options is not only viable but mutually beneficial  how do you really put it together in a practical sense, ...