UK Children

Target's Star Wars Ad Proves Gender-Neutral Policy Is A Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

American retailer Target announced early August they were adopting a new, non-gendered policy in their stores, and their latest ad proves it was a gre...

Seven-Year-Old's Quick Instinct Helped Save Aunt's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

A brave seven-year-old boy has been given recognition after using his instinct to save his aunt's life at a family trip to a water park. Jenna Mama...

When It Comes to Mental Health, We Are Failing UK Children

Fiona Smith | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK
Fiona Smith

Support for children with mental health issues is actually decreasing at alarming speed. £80m has been cut from the NHS mental health budget for children and adolescents in the past four years, including £35m in the last year alone. Without access to help and treatment, children's issues will only continue into adulthood - all the time developing into more serious conditions.

We Need to Guide Children to Take the Safe Path on the Internet

Claire Lilley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK
Claire Lilley

We know that many parents are digitally capable and a significant number of them are confident in parenting online - however the online world changes fast and it can be hard for parents to feel like they are keeping up.

How To Win At Poohsticks: Formula Revealed By Engineer

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

An engineer believes he has cracked the secret to winning Poohsticks and has created a formula to finding the "perfect stick". The game, which firs...

Toddler Rushed To Hospital After Eating 'Cannabis' Found Outside Home

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler was immediately taken to hospital after picking up and eating 'cannabis' he found on the ground outside his house. Mum Stacey Cotterill, ...

Boy Loses Penguin Balloon, People All Over The World Make It Better

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler who lost his penguin balloon had his spirits raised by people from all over the world after they sent postcards from his inflatable friend. ...

Not Starting School: Our Decision to Home Educate

Antonina Mamzenko | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Antonina Mamzenko

When we first made a decision to home educate, only a handful of our friends were supportive. For the most part, we were met with either mild bafflement at us suddenly turning hippie-like, or rather rude comments labelling us irresponsible parents who will surely ruin our child's future, because school is the best thing ever since sliced bread, and isn't school compulsory anyway?

Video: How to prepare for the first day of school

Parentdish UK | Rebecca Gillie | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents

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Primary school: Aka The Germ Factory

Parentdish UK | Elsie Button | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

As a self-confessed cleanliness freak (not that you would guess, from the state of my house), I have been having a bit of trouble coming to terms with...

Pupils' funny exam answers

Parentdish UK | Keith Kendrick | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Wondering how your kids got on in their exams? Well a new website might reveal the answer – but be prepared for some crushing disappointment. ...

Back to school: Perfect packed lunches revealed

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Across the country, thousands of parents are grabbing the Tupperware once again and sighing at the thought of what to fill it with for yet another t...

Homework: How to avoid the tears

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Whether your child has been at school for two years or 12, homework can be the source of tears. And not just yours. Now that the new term is underway,...

What do teachers really want to say to parents?

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Schools invariably set rules for pupils but what if they could make some for parents too? In the interests of enhancing parent-teacher relationships...

Back to school: Am I the only one who misses my children?

Parentdish UK | Ursula Hirschkorn | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

It's that time of year again. Children up and down the land are being buttoned into stiff new school uniforms, slipping on shiny shoes, ready to be sc...

The New Kid: Advice If Your Child Is Changing Schools

Parentdish UK | Lucy Jolin | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

It's back to school time - but will your child be going back to the same school? Perhaps they weren't happy at their old school because of bullying ...

What do parents really want to say to teachers?

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Recently, we asked teachers what they'd like to say to parents. Now we've turned the tables and parents have had their turn! And before the teachers...

The ultimate back to school guide...

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Whether your child will be venturing through the school gates for the very first time or you're an old hand needing some reminders amid the distractio...

Awkward school photos to cringe over...

Parentdish UK | Rebecca Gillie | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Did you dread school photo day as a youngster? Queuing up to be shoved in front of a photographer at the end of his tether and ordered to smile for a ...

Back to school: Tips on buying a new school uniform

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

The sight of your child dressed in pristine and slightly too big school uniform for the first time might well bring a tear to your eye, but before you...

Little Girl Asks Hillary Clinton If She'll Be Paid 'The Same As A Man' As President

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A little girl asked Hillary Clinton a question that left the Democratic candidate - and a room full of adults - smiling last week. During a town ha...

Does Your Diet Suffer For Your Kids?

Jess Paterson | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jess Paterson

A good diet was hard enough to achieve before I had a baby, what with working long hours, drunken 2am cheese and peanut butter toastfests (try it, it's amazing), and hungover scoffing. But as soon as I fell pregnant, the assault on my good intentions and dubious resolve began.

'I Think It's A Subject That Women Don't Like To Talk About'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Mum of three Rebecca Ferguson opens up about what it's like to have a partner leave you during pregnancy, which happened when she was expecting her t...

Why Are Our Children So Unhappy?

Marc Smith | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Parents
Marc Smith

Children in England are some of the unhappiest in the world (England came 14th out of the 15 countries surveyed - only South Korea fared worse). Nowhere was this more apparent than when children were asked about their experience of school, with children in England amongst the most unhappy with school life due, in part, to bullying and exclusion from their peer group.

Starting secondary school - advice on the big move

Parentdish UK | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

Your baby is going to big school! Everyone remembers starting secondary school; that mixture of nerves, excitement and most of all the hugeness of you...