Child Development

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.