UK Children

Mum Creates 'First Ever Doll With Natural Hair'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

When a mum realised her daughter's dolls were having a negative effect on her self-esteem, she decided to create a new doll that would reflect her dau...

Baby Freddie Mercury Fan Is Too Cute For Words

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

Some babies might be obsessed with the music of Thomas the Tank Engine or Peppa Pig. But this baby has a different sort of music love affair - in t...

Not Many Six-Year-Olds Would Do This On Their Birthday

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

What would a six-year-old girl most like on her birthday? Lego? A new Frozen Elsa doll? A brand new notepad and pens to do some drawing? Not thi...

These Children Have A Better Understanding Of Their Emotions Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

Children rarely discuss their emotions with adults, or reveal what really goes on inside their head when they're mad. But in this touching video by...

This Is What It's Like When Your Kids Really Don't Sleep

Kiran Chug | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

As they grow, there are good runs and bad runs. Over winter it doesn't end, this relay of broken nights. They begin with sickness and end with sickness, the washing machine spins constantly, the soundtrack to dark.

Clarks Is Measuring Kids' Feet In A Brand New Way

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

If your child is nagging you for a brand-new pair of shoes for the summer term at school, you might find the process slightly different if you shop at...

This Barber Helped A Boy With Autism Learn To Love Haircuts

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

A hairdresser has gone the extra mile - literally - to make visiting the barbers a less traumatic experience for an eight-year-old boy with autism. ...

12 Hilariously Awkward Sibling Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

We love awkward photos, we just do. Not long ago, we gave you some laughs with these hilarious awkward family photos. But this time, it's all about...

Will This Elle Australia Cover Help To #NormaliseBreastfeeding?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

Nicole Trunfio has brought breastfeeding to the forefront again after being shot feeding her newborn on the cover of Elle Australia for their subscrib...

Five Bad Habits Your Kids May Be Picking Up From You

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

Sometimes parents forget that children are like sponges, soaking up everything you say. But it's not just words they copy, children watch everythin...

Baby Not Sleeping Through The Night? This Will Reassure You

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

Next time your child wakes you up in the early hours of the morning, try and feel encouraged by it. It might be hard to do, but experts have said t...

Did You Know You Can Get Free Calpol On The NHS?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

Parents have discovered that the NHS will cover the cost of some children's over-the-counter medication, such as Calpol, after one mother's Facebook p...

Rochelle And Marvin's Frozen Birthday Party For Alaia-Mai Is Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

Rochelle and Marvin Humes pulled out all the stops for their daughter's second birthday with a Frozen themed party. Lucky Alaia-Mai got the birthda...

Can You Solve This Fiendishly Difficult Maths Puzzle For 8-Year-Olds?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

You've probably had your fair share of puzzling maths questions that your child has presented to you. We get it, taking your brain back to your sc...

Dad Paints His Nails To Support His Bullied Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

When your child is getting bullied at school, sometimes it's hard to know the best way to help. But this dad from Brazil dealt with this situation ...

Coolest Parents Ever Create Cardboard Movie Scenes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

All parents want to be cool, but these parents are SERIOUSLY cool. Leon and Lily Mackie, and their two-year-old son Orson have had the internet in...

Sophie Ellis Bextor Revealed Some Exciting News Last Night...

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

Sophie Ellis Bextor was the centre of attention at the Lorraine Kelly Fashion Awards, and it wasn't because of what she was wearing. The 36-year-o...

Dad Brings Toddler's Imaginary Super Mario Game To Life... And It's Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

Have you ever wondered what was going through your child's mind when they're playing an imaginary game? This father did, and decided to use his to...

Living With Loss

Libby Martin | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Libby Martin

It's hard to explain but I feel like a parent. I wake up every morning thinking of Beatrice. She is the last thing I think of before I go to sleep. I talk to her. I am proud of her. When she entered this world, my outlook on life changed forever; I became a different person. That's what happens when you become a parent...

Look How Grown Up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's Adopted Children Are

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman may no longer be married, but their adopted children are still very close. The couple married in 1990 for 11 years, du...

Parents Spend Hundreds Preparing For A Baby Boy... Then Mum Gives Birth To A Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

Finding out whether you're having a girl or a boy is one of the most exciting parts of your pregnancy. But it's not always 100% accurate. Steve ...

Would You Pose As Your Child's Friend To Snoop On Their Facebook?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

How far would you go to check up on what your kids are getting up to on the internet? A recent study, commissioned by Irish Life, has revealed that...

Walking to School: One Way to Defuse the Childhood Obesity Timebomb

Joe Irvin | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

Over the next 10 years, pupil numbers are going to increase. The walk to school is in long-term decline and it would impact greatly on future generations if something so vital to the health of our children became a thing of the past.

Two-Year-Old Tells Monkey To F*** Off

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

It's easy to forget how much kids listen to our conversations, the words we say including, well the odd swear word. That is until something they've...

Connection - It's What Life Is All About

Adrian Millar | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Adrian Millar

It's a bitterly cold morning in March and I am en route to Grafton Street, in Dublin, to meet a friend who is writing a play of my novel, The Quiet Li...