Children as young as four walk to kindergarten alone in Switzerland. Photo: The Local When a ten-year-old boy went missing for a couple of hours in Basel in November his mother was quick to post a photo and a plea for help on the Basel Expat Facebook page. The post garnered over 500 shares, causing many expat parents to question the safety of their children and the extent of autonomy given to children living in Switzerland. In Switzerland, it is not unusual for children as young as four to make their own way to school and back home. Swiss children are encouraged to explore, play outside for hours without adult supervision and the philosophy ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only badly dressed children’ is upheld. Fortunately, in the case of the missing school boy in Basel, the ten-year-old was safe. He had travelled away from home simply because he was confused about where he was meant to be. Although the community panic ceased upon the boy’s quick … [Read more...] about Parenting: should you raise independent children the ‘Swiss’ way?
How parenting styles affect child development
Chucky may just be a toy, but he is resilient. While his slasher compatriots have faced every injustice – in reboots, remakes, and reimaginings – his reign of terror has continued, uninterrupted, across seven films. Chucky has never been launched into space. He has never been dragged into the cinematic gladiatorial ring for Chucky vs Annabelle or Chucky vs the Creepy Twins from The Shining. He has remained at the centre of a moderately successful 30-year franchise that’s so far grossed over $176m at the box office and survived a downgrade to straight-to-DVD releases, without abandoning the timeline first established in 1988’s Child’s Play. And that is a rare thing. Regrettably, though, this is all about to change. In July, MGM announced that a reboot of Child’s Play was in development, without the involvement of the franchise’s creator, Don Mancini, or the voice behind the character, Brad Dourif. Inevitably, Chucky received a makeover in … [Read more...] about Why the Child’s Play reboot is doomed to fail
Mums and dads are being taught how to be better parents and get 'better behaved' children through a series of parenting courses launched by the council. The free courses are designed to help parents understand their children, and in turn become better parents themselves - leading to a 'smoother home life.' Hull City Council has likened the courses to a parenting handbook or instructions manual and says they are for everyone who 'wants to be the best mum, dad, grandparent or carer they can be'. Designed for parents-to-be, parents, grandparents and carers, the courses promise to help parents build positive relationships with their children and look at understanding a child's needs, child development, different styles of parenting, sleep and communication. Hull is the first city in the region to adopt the courses as part of a national roll-out and says a 'smoother' home life is good for concentration, learning and performance at school. The guides promise to give parents confidence and … [Read more...] about Mums and dads taught how to be better parents
Wales 3 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45992777 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Have you ever been tempted to bite your child back, threaten to have the police take them away, use a put down or even tease them when they wet … [Read more...] about Government parenting advice ‘patronising’
Research would indicate that approximately 30pc of family businesses transfer successfully from one generation to the next. Business owners considering succession to their business may be daunted by the number of issues involved. However, approaching succession from one angle only such as tax planning or ownership transition, may mean that other areas of the business may suffer and can lead to significant problems in the future. In starting the succession planning process, business owners should consider the following: What are your goals as a business owner?The ability of the next generation to take the business forward.If there are gaps in the required skill-sets, how will those identified gaps be filled?Take time to consider family issues and the goals of key stakeholders, particularly family members.It is critical at the outset to outline the current and future governance framework to provide clarity for family members and help to minimise conflict in dealing with all aspects of … [Read more...] about Successful succession: How to pass on a family business