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Returning to work after maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Returning to work after maternity, paternity or adoption leave is rarely without challenges. Whatever your profession or career to date, taking time out of the workplace to raise a family often makes us reassess our priorities and the mere prospect of going back to work can fill us with dread.
Jenny Roberts, a careers specialist with a wealth of experience advising and guiding people, shares some of her knowledge

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How to help your family have the best Summer ever

How do you feel about the Summer?
Excited that perhaps the pace is slower, you have a family holiday booked and there will be lots of happy memories made.
Perhaps worried that there will be lots of juggling of childcare, how you are going to keep the kids busy and the costs, don’t even get me started on that one!!

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“Pushy” Parent – To be or not to be?

Throughout her career as a primary teacher Kate Edwards, a Leeds mum, came across many parents who encouraged their children in their academia, either to achieve Level 5/6 in their SATS, to move up to a higher reading book level, to be the fastest at Sports Day and so forth. Some have been subtle, some blatant. Some have used praise, others reward to help their children to achieve the desired targets. Here she gives us her views on “pushy” parenting.

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