School Holiday Survival Tips for Working Parents & Carers

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For many working parents the school holiday period can be a challenge, particularly if they have younger children and are not taking any leave from work. Being a team of parents ourselves (at Parents At Work) we know this juggle very well and we asked our partners at Working Parents Connect to share with us […]

Top ten tips for step parents; there is no one size fits all

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Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that parenting is a challenge at the best of times. Stepparenting, shared parenting, coparenting and blended families are becoming more and more common around the world. Here are my top 10 tips for you, if you start feeling a little overwhelmed. You will not be the only stepparent who […]

Global Day of Parents; great parenting never asks for perfection

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Every year on June 1st we celebrate Global Day of Parents; a day dedicated to recognising and appreciating parents for their commitment to raising and nurturing children. This years theme is centred on recognising parents’ worth & affection and the time and care they give to their children. Most parents will tell you that raising […]

How progressive employers are supporting new parents to navigate the highs and lows

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When work and parenthood collide, undeniably, sparks will fly. The two paradigms of career and family have often been seen as connected, yet still separate parts of our lives, very much with their own agendas. When those agendas cross over – we call it ‘the juggle’ zone. With the rise of smart technology and throw in […]

Back to school amidst a pandemic – tips to support you & your children

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This week many of our children will be returning to school. The start of the school year takes a bit of adjusting at the best of times, particularly if your child is starting for the first time, or transitioning to a new school or into high school. However this year, and with the current outbreak […]

Being a Stepparent

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‘Being a parent is the hardest job in the world, but being a stepparent throws in a whole new set of challenges.’ Taking on the responsibilities of a stepparent and adopting the traditional role of mother or father can often be a difficult experience. The primary challenge for a stepparent is to develop your own […]

Tips for Working from Home during the School Holidays

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The school holidays were daunting enough for working parents pre-COVID, however now that most of us are still working from home in some capacity, it pays to be even more prepared! 1. Speak to your manager about expectations – Hopefully most of you will feel comfortable with talking to your manager about working flexibly during the […]

PODCAST: Fun Ways to Keep Kids Connected on the School Holidays

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School holidays can often be approached with trepidation by working parents mostly because as we know accounting for 12 weeks holidays when you only get 4 weeks leave per year means there’s often a juggle to find care and/or activities to help the kids have a fun and healthy break. So how do you do […]