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[ 7 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

No matter where you live in the world, one of the issues with modern education seems to be that we are not teaching our children to be leaders. Many parents in both the UK and the United States claim that we rely too heavily on technology without giving our youth the tools they need to think for themselves and to think outside the box. This is something which can never be said about schools like Maricourt Catholic High School because they have prided themselves on quality education from the very …

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[ 6 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

A GP’s Advice on How Parents Can Avoid Christmas Hazards

By Dr Tom York, NHS-registered and private GP for GPDQ, the UK’s first doctor-on-demand app
As a doctor, I’m acutely aware of the variety and frequency of accidents which can happen to children, even at home. Every year, more than two million children under the age of 15 will see a doctor following an accident at home. The general chaos of the Christmas holidays can create a range of hazards and consequently injury rates over this period often increase.
My son turns one …

house and home »

[ 29 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

Decisions, decisions, decisions; juggling various commitments and demands on your time can leave you feeling distinctly weary. Every day, you face a multitude of choices, some of which need you to think on your feet!
However, at some point in your life, you may be faced with one of the toughest decisions of all. One that requires your full attention.
Your elderly parent or some other relative needs help. They may not even be asking for this, but you know that decisions about their future are urgently required.
Emotional minefield
This is the sort …

Christmas holidays »

[ 28 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

As a single parent, you know the challenges you face every day but when it comes to Christmas, this is one of the biggest worries of the year. How do you tell your little people that Father Christmas may not come this year? The answer is, you don’t!
You find a way to put presents under the tree and although they may not be exactly what the kids asked for, at least you can wrap gifts and celebrate a bit of Christmas cheer. Unfortunately, not everyone has the Christmas spirit and …

grandparents, Headline, house and home »

[ 18 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

By Kelvin Summoogum, Founder and CEO of miiCare
 When you are running your own business you have a lot on your plate. If you find yourself in the position where a parent or other elderly relative needs support it can create additional stress and worry. It is a balancing act; finding ways to ensure loved-ones are safe and cared for while fulfilling the demands of your business.
Thankfully, technology is already empowering the elderly to stay in their homes safely for longer. For example, loneliness can be alleviated through user-friendly smartphones, tablets, …

health »

[ 12 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

As any working mother will tell you we are all consumed with “mummy guilt” whether it be about working too much, not working enough, being there for the children, being there too much for the children.  Not making enough time for ourselves and making sure that we are 100% healthy. Most working mothers will worry over our children’s sniffles or sore leg, but what about us? Why do we never take time to ensure our physical – and mental – health is in tiptop condition?  Having to take time off …

business, flexible work, freelancing, holidays »

[ 31 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

Brits make over 7 million business trips every year. Going away from home takes organisation – not just for yourself, but also making sure that your family are ready too. In a study, 75% of travellers reported high levels of stress if they were planning to go away on business, and 50% of their spouses too. Work trips affect everyone in the household. The figures were particularly high if there were young children in the family. Here are a few things you can do to help you and your family get ready for your business trip.
Make …

health, house and home »

[ 17 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

Even when working for the most family-friendly organisations, we can all have times where stress can creep up on us. If you find you have a demanding workload it can have an impact on all aspects of your life especially when you have a home and family commitments outside of work. On the adverse side of this, if you find you are not challenged enough by your workload or lacking career progression opportunities you might alternatively be feeling undervalued and demoralised. Stress can even be caused by your colleagues and …

childcare, house and home »

[ 12 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

Employing a nanny to help with you your busy working life has many advantages but you do need take into consideration the legal and financial side. Below are points that you should give some thought.
Contract:
Once you have found the perfect nanny for your family, you are officially their employer. Creating an official and formal contract is one of the responsibilities of becoming an employer. They have the same benefits as any other people who work in the UK as they are making their career out of helping and looking after …

Headline, house and home »

[ 10 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

The stress of ‘competitive parenting’ – the constant comparison of children’s development   between Mums & Dads – is one of the biggest concerns for modern British parents, according to new figures released today, with parents voicing their concerns against it.
New research by LEGO DUPLO has found that, despite one in five British parents (20 per cent) comparing their children to their friends’ little ones via Facebook and Instagram at least once a week, a huge 92 per cent of parents also believe children should be encouraged to develop at their …