Preparing for online school interviews

How to prepare your child for an online interview For some parents across the country, the start of a new year coincides with entrance exams for independent schools.  Most common entry points are at 7+, 11+, 13+ and sixth form, with 11+ being the busiest exam period for schools as it is a natural entry point for secondary education. Any parent...

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Momentum joins the big Christmas Challenge

Momentum joins the Big Christmas Challenge Each year Parental Choice chooses a family-centred charity which is local to us in South West London to highlight their work in the lead-up to Christmas. This year, we are delighted to tell you about the brilliant Christmas campaign being run by Kingston-based Momentum. Momentum Children’s Charity...

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Tackling your child’s gaming issue

Tackling your child’s gaming issue With Christmas approaching we anticipate there being many gaming gadgets appearing under trees around the country.  Kids will be ecstatic, but many parents will be worried about the effect this new gadget will have on their off spring. We asked Dr Michele McDowell for some advice.   As an educational psychologist,...

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New screen time rules for kids post lockdown

New screen time rules for your kids post lockdown Working parents and employees have experienced a significant increase in screen time throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Millions of working parents trapped in their homes have been striving hard to manage their remote jobs. The lockdown phase has been challenging for all, especially parents...

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Helping kids make healthy choices

Help kids make healthy choices Parenting isn’t a job for the faint of heart. You have to have nerves of steel and the patience of a saint, but in the end it’s all worth it to see your babies grow into smart and capable adults. A key to doing this is instilling healthy habits early on by setting a good example. Your kids want to be exactly like you...

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How to help our children love their bodies

A positive body image?  How to help our children to love their bodies. I don’t know about you, but during lockdown my dress size definitely went up and my fitness levels absolutely went down.  Some people embraced the opportunity to stay at home by expanding their skill set, learning a new language, challenging themselves to ride hundreds of kilometres...

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Helping children sleep

Help your children sleep The end of the summer marks the start of a new school year for children across the United Kingdom.  Schools in Scotland and Wales have already started their new academic year, and within a few short days, students across England will be joining their peers in a return to the classroom.  For many children this will be the...

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Virtual holiday care

Virtual holiday care This month parents across the nation came to terms with the fact that the majority of school students will not be returning to the classrooms this term.  Many are left wondering what this will mean for them and their family.  Remote home schooling, for most children, continues to be the norm and then the summer holidays begin. ...

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Pride for families

Pride month for families 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 was the 50th Anniversary...

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Summer childcare juggle

Summer childcare juggle There is a general mixed feeling amongst parents across the country after hearing the latest news from the government with regards to lifting additional restrictions on the nation and trying to ease the economy back together. News that those sheltering in place can slowly re-enter social spaces, households can meet up once...

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