UK Children

Why Did This Eight-Year-Old Raise $1 Million For His Best Friend?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In what is probably the most wonderful story we've heard in a while, an eight-year-old boy has raised over $1million for his best friend who suffers f...

When Education Meets Catastrophe

Nikita Malik | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Despite growing up in notoriously crime-ridden countries in Africa, I always felt safe at school. With time, it didn't make much difference that the school bus I rode to school in Johannesburg was bulletproof. I grew used to the barbed wire that surrounded the boundaries of my school in Tanzania.

Adorable Boy, 5, Selflessly Saves To Make Other Kids' Christmases

The Huffington Post UK/WGHP | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Gabe Ortega scours his parents’ cars and sofas all year long looking for stray change so he can buy presents for less fortunate kids. He searches...

This Woman Gives Christmas Presents To The Children Who Need It Most

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Work occupies so much of our time it can seem hard to fit anything else in. But Kate Phillips shows how helping other people, particularly kids who co...

Mental Health Education in School Is a MUST Today

Mark Williams | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Williams

As we know the stigma and lack of education about mental health is better today than it was ten years ago. We still need to educate the next generation in all aspects of mental health to stamp it out for good.

Should I Get Back With My Ex For Christmas ?

Sara Davison | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Christmas is traditionally a time for families to be together. This can heighten emotions, especially loneliness if you are single as the focus is on happy families at this time of year. It can really highlight the fact that you don't have that special someone to share it with and that can be hard to deal with.

How Much Can You Change in a Week?

Jeff Brazier | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

It's so important for parents, especially single parents, to have a strong and reliable support network around them, you can go through months without 'needing a friend' but when you do it's so reassuring to know that those positive role models are there waiting in the wings to come and be wonderful influence on the boys.

Christmas in the Capital With Kids

Shumailla Dar | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shumailla Dar

In the run up to Christmas most working parents will have already planned their Christmas leave, but taking time off is the easy part - what isn't so easy is making sure you have enough things planned that make the Christmas holidays fun for the whole family (especially if this year you're having a 'staycation'!)

This Is Why You Shouldn't Let Your Toddler Climb Into Bed With You

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Toddlers who climb into bed with their parents are more likely to suffer from asthma in later childhood, according to a new study. The same associa...

On Human Rights Day We Need to Look at Whether We Are Failing Children in England?

Paola Uccellari | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Paola Uccellari

Maybe Human Rights Day, 25 years after the promises in the UNCRC were made, is the time to reclaim children's human rights, when children need them.

South Sudan: Standing at a Crossroads After a Year of Conflict

Johan Eldebo | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Johan Eldebo

12 months ago, 10-year old Jonathan was woken up by a smattering of gunfire outside his home in South Sudan. His family fled the fighting, and eventually ended up taking shelter in a UN base. They expected to be there for a few weeks until the fighting stopped...

Are Grandparents Great Big Sugar Pushers?

Kim Chambers | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Chambers

The problems occur when children come home, bloodstreams pumping with sugar overload. When those sugar levels rapidly drop the tantrums and meltdowns begin, and mum and dad suffer through the fallout. This is what irks parents most: the fallout.

What Happens to Your Relationship When You Have a Child

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I can't tell you what happens to everyone but I can tell you what happened to me. And I can offer some reassurances too. It does bring you together. Probably in the same way as two people being held hostage are brought together. But that wasn't how it worked from the start.

Six Steps to Successful Co-Parenting This Christmas

Penny Mansfield | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

For many, the initial months following a separation or divorce are some of the most painful and difficult they will experience. When you add children to the equation, it can be difficult to cope with day-to-day life, let alone the enormous task of orchestrating shared childcare arrangements...

To the Mom Struggling to Survive:

Sheila Hageman | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

It's ok to feel depressed. It's ok to say things to your kids you wish you could take back. You can take them back. You can ask for forgiveness. Y...

How to Avoid a Toy Graveyard This Christmas

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Widdowson

Consider these ideas for memorable, educational and long-lasting gifts for children. Here are some gifts that you won't be taking to landfill in six months' time.

Sainsbury's Ad Becomes Surprising Hit With Schools

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Many teachers around the country are using the Sainsbury's Christmas Truce advert as a learning resource for WW1 commemorations.

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.

You're Not Alone If You Use Your Parents As Childcare

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're struggling to find childcare for your little 'un then why not make like the rest of the UK and call in the troops grandparents? According...

This Kid Cut Off Her Hair To Help A Sick Child With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After seeing a picture of a young girl who had lost her hair to cancer, three-year-old Ariana was at a complete loss as to why it had happened. Her...

Elusive Father's Love - From My Program: Adult Lives Crippled by Childhood

Olga Levancuka | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

"I don't think my dad ever loved me." This is the statement I hear my clients repeating time after time. It's irrelevant who says it, men or women, although it is more common coming from women, given that an unhealthy relationship with their dad, i.e. 'Key Male Figure', tends to reflect in their relationships

Autumn Statement Is a Chance to Change

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

We can't go on just trying to cope with the effects of problems, we need real commitment to preventing them or reducing them early. Without this, we will continue wasting young people's potential, and wasting money that would have been better spent earlier.

Keep Calm for Christmas - A 10 Point Plan for the Christmasphobic!

Sophie Bickerdike | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bickerdike

Do fairy lights bring you out in hives? Does the sight of a Christmas tree brightly adorned, bring you out in palpitations and send you delving into the bottom of your hand or man-bag looking for your battered old Christmas list?

Children and Pets

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

I think we often underestimate the benefits that pets can bring to children. I often reflect about how my two boys benefitted immensely from our lovely cat Charlie - sadly no longer with us. He was an elderly stray cat we adopted and he showed them how you had to be tolerant and respect a pet's needs. In return Charlie offered devotion and a listening ear when life was 'unfair'.

This Kid Says It's Impossible To Whistle. And In Just A Few Seconds, He Proves That He's Right

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Spencer. Spencer claims that whistling is "impossible". And in just 17 seconds, he proves that he's right. Yay Spe...