Family Time at Center Parcs

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  Intergenerational mini breaks can be fraught with intergenerational problems- talk about the sandwich generation issues, Center Parcs deals with it in spades. A recent 4 day break at the newest Center Parcs venue in Woburn Forest with three generations really illustrated how tricky it can be for companies to offer literally something for everyone. […]

Spend some time apart this summer!

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Want to know the secret of a good summer break? Spend some time apart from your family and friends. The holiday brochures, TV advertisements, friend’s photos on Facebook and Instagram are all showing families in each other’s pockets, beaming and having a great time aren’t they? But are their stories, the verbal catch up telling […]

Finding Your Family’s Summer Break Mojo

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If the end of your children’s school year hasn’t already arrived, it’s definitely in sight and it’s likely that everyone’s energy levels are being seriously drained if not already running on empty. Typically we often view the long summer break as a restorative time for children (and their teachers) but not for parents and childcarers. […]

Connectedness

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Being connected has infinite interpretations the world over but one thing is for certain- whatever form it takes, it’s important. It’s important in the sense that being part of something, meaning something to someone or a link to somewhere places a marker in your memory; a coordinate which you can revisit to calibrate your memories, […]

5 Tips to Make a Beanpole Family Work

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It’s no surprise to modern families that parenting and families are different these days – lone parent, blended, sandwich, nuclear, extended, beanpole and everything else in between are now the norm. The beanpole family is a 21st century version of the extended family: with a long thin structure, the beanpole family has strong ties but […]