Child Development

5 Ways To Prepare Your Kid For First Day At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Parents

If your child is starting school in September, you might be wondering how it will pan out. Although children don't legally have to attend school un...

Why Toddlers Are Better Than Babies

Rachel McDougall | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

I'm just going to come right out and say it. Toddlers are better than babies. Babies, while gorgeous and squishy and delicious-smelling, are basically just tiny little blobs of skin and bodily fluids and noise. Toddlers on the other hand, can be pretty cool little humans to hang out with.

Why We're Urging Global Leaders to Invest in Childhood Education Worldwide

Jacob Kragh | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK
Jacob Kragh

Together we have the opportunity to establish better prospects for the world's children by investing in their future at a scale capable of achieving universal pre-primary education by 2030. This is necessary for business. This is necessary for society. And most importantly, this is necessary for the future of our children.

Kids From Poor Families Are More Generous Than Their Richer Friends, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents

Children from poor families are more generous than their wealthier friends, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of California...

Press Pause: Why I Don't Want to Rush My Baby's Milestones

Kiri Skelton | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kiri Skelton

With your first child you can't wait to reach the big milestones. We rush to wean onto food, impatiently anticipate their first word and step, even look forward to that first painful tooth popping up.

Kate Winslet Says Divorce Can Be Good For Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying that the initial stages of divorce can be traumatic, both for a couple and any children involved. But according to Kate Winslet,...

How Having A Big Bum Will Make Your Kids Smarter

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a lady with a booty to rival Kim K's, we have some good news for you. Women with sizeable derrières have smarter children than flat-bott...

Could Circumcision Lead To Autism?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Circumcision before the age of five may double a boy's risk of developing autism, according to controversial new study. Scientists in Denmark belie...

Who Writes Those Child Development Emails?

Natasha Batsford | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I got an email through today telling me all about the delightful things my daughter is achieving now that she is 16 months old.

The Bear Breast - A Paean to Breast Feeding

Lana Citron | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Together Bear and the Milk Lady persevered, practicing every few hours. At times the Milk Lady felt alien - not like an earth mother at all.

The Day 'Agh' Was Supplanted

Lana Citron | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

In the beginning was the word and word was Agh. As with everything in the Bear's life, it happened almost imperceptibly. Mornings would begin with Bear Song, a definitive 'Agh', the opening of big brown eyes and a milk tooth smile.

Ten of the Best Toddler Reads for World Book Day

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Armstrong

There is, I hear, a thing called 'extreme reading'. From what I can tell, this involves being photographed wielding a book in an odd - preferably unco...

What a Little Girl Taught Me About Humanity

Melissa Mostyn | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Mostyn

But when Isobel was finally diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global developmental delay at one year old, I found myself dealing with extraordinarily complex psychologies. Yes, I had a label; but it wasn't what I expected.

Mothers Should Ignore Expert Claim That Baby Classes Are Harmful

Melanie Batley | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Batley

In case middle class mothers didn't have enough insecurity about the quality of their parenting, a childcare expert has warned this week that the propensity to dedicate our energy, time and money giving them stimulation in the form of classes and activities could be counter-productive to their development.