UK Children

Child Malnutrition

Ben Hanton | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Ben Hanton

It is not just money (or lack of) that is forcing children to eat in a way that is detrimental to their health. People make poor choices in general when it comes to food for their families. The modern diet, full of refined carbohydrates, hydrogenated vegetable oils and sugar, can in itself cause problems.

Debate Rages Over Whether Children Should Be Banned From Flights

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents

A child throwing the mother of all tantrums on a plane is a scene dreaded by parents and non-parents alike. So what's the solution? On ITV's Thi...

The Stranger Danger Dilemma - What Should We Really Tell Our Kids?

Catherine Ball | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Catherine Ball

Now I am a parent myself, I am faced with a dilemma. Do I terrify my own children about strangers? As an adult, I now know the uncomfortable truth. That children are far more likely to be hurt by people they know and trust and that simply never talking to strangers isn't always enough to keep them safe.

Wayne Rooney Named First Child NSPCC Ambassador

PA | By Dominic Harris, Press Association | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents

Manchester United and England football captain Wayne Rooney has signed up as the NSPCC's first ambassador for childhood. The striker, a father of t...

'I Felt Really Trapped Like I'm Going To Be Terrible, Like I'm Not Going To Be Able To Do This'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents

Stacey Solomon speaks candidly about one of the most challenging issues facing new mothers: post-natal depression. The singer and presenter opened ...

Our Family and Our Foster Care Journey

Jesse Toksvig-Stewart | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jesse Toksvig-Stewart

My mum has since gone on to have about 11 short-term foster placements with young children looking for love and stability. Many kids that with a good routine, structure and cuddles, blossomed into charismatic little people they had never got a chance to be.

Children Who Are Fussy Eaters May Be Prone To Mental Health Problems

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

Fussy eating in children could be a sign of mental health problems such as anxiety or depression and should not be ignored, experts have warned. P...

Marking a Landmark Day in Fight Against Trafficking

Matthew Reed | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Today marks a key point in the fight against slavery in the UK. With the Modern Slavery Act coming into force, law enforcement will have greater powers to target and prosecute traffickers and additional protection will be provided to the victims of this brutal crime.

Gender Stereotypes - I Blame the Parents

Nick Clements | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents
Nick Clements

We bring gender baggage with us at all times, and consciously and subconsciously we cloud our children's world with subtle and not so subtle messages. Many parents who think they are gender unbiased, actually aren't.

A Week In The Life Of Dan Osborne And His Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents

Former TOWIE star Dan Osborne never shies away from sharing gorgeous photos of him and his two children, and the past week has been no different. T...

Baby Diagnosed With Cancer After Mum Shared Photo Showing 'Reflective Eye'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother was concerned about a strange reflection that showed in her five-month-old daughter's eye, so posted a photo to Facebook for some friendly ad...

Clothes From Kardashian Kids Collection Are Not What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

When Kim, Kourtney and Khloé announced they were launching the Kardashian Kids collection in February 2014, no one was really sure what to expect. ...

Liar Liar, Pants On Fire!

Allison Martin | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Allison Martin

I lie to my son almost every day, at least twice a week, usually little white ones that I've gauged to be for his own benefit, but they're lies all the same. And he's started catching me at it. Having hoovered up one bowl of ice cream, he requests another. "We're all out," I casually fib.

Shooting Themselves in the Foot: The Long-Term Damaging Effects of the Government's Continuous Reluctance to Make PSHE Compulsory

Olive Barton | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Olive Barton

Having shot themselves in the foot by cutting funding across the board for essential support and educational services, the clock is ticking before the damage will become permanent for the government and for the children who weren't empowered by invaluable information that could've empowered them.

Parents Unknowingly Dress Kids In Clothes With Offensive Slogans

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

Children as young as eight are wearing t-shirts covered in crude phrases and expletives because their parents are unable to read English, according to...

People Petition For Kids To Have Driving Lessons At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

A petition has been launched asking the government to "save lives" by introducing driving lessons and road safety into the school curriculum. The p...

Why Cecil the Lion's Death Is a Bitter Blow for Our Kids

Kim Chambers | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Kim Chambers

Children always offer great perspective when we take the time to listen. The controversial killing of Cecil the Lion saddened my six-year-old daughter but what most confounded her was why an educated adult would actually choose to rid the world of lions.

5 Ways To Prepare Your Kid For First Day At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | 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...

How to Encourage Our Children: Speak Words of Life

Katharine Hill | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents
Katharine Hill

For one of our children, words of praise or encouragement are especially important. When he was about 11 years old, I was looking for something in his bedroom and discovered a shoebox under his bed. I took the lid off and found it was full of cards, notes and scraps of paper.

Bailey Matthews: 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Wows Crowd And Completes Triathlon

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy has proved his determination by completing his first ever triathlon. Bailey Matthews from Doncaster, Sout...

Flower Toss Gets Intense After Guest Drops A Baby To Catch The Bouquet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

As we all know, the flower toss at a wedding is like Dumbledore's wand, imbuing the receiver with magical, marital allure. So competition is FIERC...

Photo Of Blistered Boy's Back After A Day In Nursery Horrifies The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a graphic photo of her sons' sunburn after allegedly being at nursery for a day. Shaunna Broadway's sons, ages five and seven, ...

When Helpful Advice Isn't Very Helpful

Reneé Davis | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

I'm sad. That my husband and I have to be the perfect parents 24/7 otherwise all hell breaks loose. And it does. On a regular basis. Because we can barely be good enough parents most days on this little sleep and this much stress. In my darkest moments I wonder if my marriage is strong enough to survive autism.

Sugary Drinks Including Ribena And Capri-Sun To Be Axed From Tesco

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

Ribena and other sugary drinks will be axed by UK supermarket Tesco in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, a new report has revealed. Other drinks ...

12-Year-Old Girl Writes Heartbreaking Letter After Losing Her Cat In 'Cruel' Stunt

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

A heartbreaking letter written by a 12-year-old girl has been dropped through letterboxes in Victoria, Australia. The author, Brooke, wrote the no...