working parents

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 ...

From Baby to Grandpa: Family Travel Ideas

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, Holidays, Grandparents, Family
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Planning to go on holiday with the grandparents? Maybe not this year, but here is Parental Choice’s ideas for family travel ideas which should suit the whole family. When it comes to holidays, multi-generational trips are probably the most fraught with problems in deciding where to go and what to do. A holiday party that ...

A Kitchen Safety Guide for all the Family

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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3rd June is the start of Child Safety Week and we have created a family kitchen safety guide to keep you all safe. For many families the kitchen is the hub of the family home. It’s not just a place where food is prepared but is also often one of the most used rooms in ...

Are women in control of their finances?

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Tax and Pensions, Financial Planning, Career
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So, are women in control of their finances?  According to a recent UBS article, the answer surprisingly is ‘no’. The report, ‘Own your worth – how women can break the cycle of abdication and take control of their wealth’ makes interesting reading.  It focuses on two key facts, which in isolation may appear a little ...

How employers can help working parents beyond flexible working

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits
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Real Business magazine has published an article which tackles the issue of flexible working for parents.  It addresses the three main issues faced by working parents:  the cost of childcare, flexible working and impostor syndrome.  It’s a very interesting read and has challenged businesses to demonstrate how they support wo...

Modern Families Index 2019 – messages to business leaders

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Career
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Our friends over at Parent and Professional (P&P), have taken a good look at the Modern Families Index 2019 which was recently published by Working Families and Bright Horizons. The index raised many issues faced by working parents, but the conclusion drawn by P&P is that until business leaders and decision-makers really tak...