1950’s called and want their gender stereotypes back please

The 1950’s called and they want their gender stereotypes back please COVID-19 has exposed many things that is making all of us rethink the way in which we live and work. One key aspect that COVID has exposed is the impact it’s having on different groups, according to their protected characteristics. It’s fair to say that women and...

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Covid-19 and the gender pay gap

Covid-19 and its affect on gender pay gap On April 27th, Parental Choice hosted a free webinar with Michelle Gyimah, gender equality guru.  This article gives you a brief overview of the discussions, which were fascinating.  You can watch the full video here. Gender Pay Gap reporting stops The COVID-19 outbreak has put the country on a roller-coaster...

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Employees at breaking point?

Employees at breaking point? There are plenty of articles in the media talking about women bearing the brunt of childcare and home schooling while juggling working from home.  Some have taken precious holiday to cope, many will be taking unpaid leave, but how long can they afford to do that for? Some have had to give up work or be furloughed without...

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Work, keep healthy & fit with kids at home

How to work and keep healthy & fit with kids at home The struggle to stay on top of what we need to get done on any normal day for a working parent is real…. And then when you throw in new full-time responsibilities like stay-at-home-parent and educator, the struggle becomes overwhelming. Like everything about this uncertain and unfamiliar...

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Remote working – the big sea change

Remote working – the big sea change I know you haven’t been living under a rock because in some way shape or form you have been affected by the corona outbreak virus. It may be something very personal to you in terms of the health of friends and family and/or suddenly having to work from home. The sudden shift from office work to full...

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Is the new normal here to stay?

Is the new normal here to stay? “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us,...

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Is childcare stopping for keyworkers?

Is childcare stopping for keyworkers? Key workers are doing an amazing job in keeping the country moving during the coronavirus crisis. Our heroic NHS staff are putting the health of the public above their own safety, delivery drivers and shop workers are still working hard to provide us with essential shopping and binmen are still making sure...

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Elders keeping in touch while social distancing

Ways to stay in touch with elders during social distancing People aged 70 and over have been urged to self-isolate for 12 weeks as the government bids to prevent the NHS from being completely swamped from coronavirus cases. Pensioners will effectively be cut off from friends, family and loved ones while health officials desperately try to limit...

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Taking care of children who are shielded patients

How do we take care of children on the shielded patient list? The coronavirus crisis has brought out the best and worst of us as a society. On one hand we have seen multi-billionaires ask the Government to bail out their businesses or refuse to pay their staff, while some members of the public and shops tried to exploit the public by flogging...

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Autism and coronavirus

Autism and coronavirus Thursday, April 2nd 2020 is World Autism Day and Parental Choice is looking at the effects of the current coronavirus situation on those with autism.  Now more than ever, they will be feeling the effects of the changes we are all experiencing. The current coronavirus crisis has seen the world as we know it come to a shuddering...

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