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Work at Home Mums

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Childcare, Career
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I work from home and before I started it sounded like a perfectly easy and wonderful way to manage my commitments. It is great and I’m very lucky to have this option however, actually getting to a point where I use all my time effectively has taken some practice and I really wish I’d read these ...

Shared Parental Leave – What you need to know

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Childcare, Career
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From 5 April 2015, the introduction of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) will mean that parents are able to take advantage of changes to the parental leave system to give them more flexibility in how to share the care of their child in the critical first year following birth or adoption. The new measures are a ...

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 ...

Parenting Tweens in 2014

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, Parenting, Family, Children
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The pre-teen era is an exciting transformational journey for your child. It’s also an opportunity for you to really live, laugh and learn with them, polishing up on your own life skills so you can help them confidently navigate, fully engage with, contribute to the big, wide world. Alarmingly, it seems our 9 to 12 ...

Living with Teens

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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Successful working Mum Fiona Severs of www.lexingtongray.co.uk tells us what it’s really like living with two teens and how she achieves a balance between career and family. Almost exactly fifteen years ago my life changed forever – I walked into hospital a career woman and I left a mother – with a tiny, snuffling newborn ...

Shared Parental Leave, Time it happened or Waste of time?

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Parenting, Flexible working, Family, Career
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Last week, Jo Swinson, MP and the Minister for Employment Relations, confirmed that the Government’s plans for shared parental leave had come through consultation and were being included in the Children and Families Bill which will come into law in 2015. The aim of the legislation is to overhaul the current “Edwardian” (Nick C...