Managing Parental Guilt

Managing working parent guilt It is a rare parent who never feels any guilt in relation to their parenting or who doesn’t wonder whether they are doing the right thing for their children at times. Going to work can allow a healthy break from thinking about your children and their needs but it also invariably complicates matters too. Expectations Most...

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Helping your child cope with stress

Helping your child cope with stress Stress in primary school children has risen to worrying levels according to school leaders. 78% of school primary teachers in a recent survey reported a general increase in stress and anxiety among primary pupils. According to the report by the website, Key, a national school support service, 27% of teachers...

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Working dads and the new work life balance

Working Dads and the wew Work/Life Balance Bringing up children is never easy, but it’s particularly difficult if you’re a working parent. Both mothers and fathers have it tough for most of the working week. They both have a juggling act to perform. Fathers expectations are changing too. Many new dads want a different dynamic when it comes to...

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Why International Mens Day?

International Men’s Day 2019 November 19 is International Men’s Day. A day when the world focuses on the health and wellbeing of men. Men are traditionally poor at seeking help and talking about their own health and that of those around them. D&I professional Brian Ballantyne looks at International Men’s Day Last week I had the experience...

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How will Brexit affect my childcare?

How will Brexit affect my childcare? This week the UK is set to leave the EU.  But there are many employers and employees, and potential employees, who are still very confused and concerned as to what leaving the EU means to them in terms of their employment rights. As Parental Choice focused on helping working parents, we thought it would be...

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Staying Safe on Halloween and Firework Night

Staying safe on Halloween and bonfire night Parental Choice sought advice from Roma Feldstein at Safe and Sound on staying safe on Halloween and Bonfire nights. She shared her knowledge and tips on what to look out for when buying costumes for Halloween and what to do in the event of a burn injury, the safe use of sparklers and fireworks and how...

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Learnability quotient – The new superpower

Learnability quotient – The new superpower We have been accustomed to thinking of life in three stages – education followed by work followed by retirement and then some sunlit years until we die around three score years and 10. Many of our cultural norms both at work and on the home front have been designed around this three-stage model. So,...

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Call for flexible working for all hits Parliament, but women should still be looking after the children….a juxtaposition?

Flexible working – Childcare mothers Call for flexible working for all hits Parliament, but women should still be looking after the children….a juxtaposition? 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...

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