UK Children

Co-Parenting At Christmas: Simple Fixes For 4 Problems Parents May Face

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Parents

Christmas is known as a time when families come together, but for parents who are separated it's not always that easy. Many divorced parents strugg...

The 'Naughtiest' And 'Nicest' Baby Names Revealed (Just In Time For Christmas)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Parents

Children named Anna and Harry are most likely to be at the top of Santa’s 'nice list' this Christmas. A list of the 'naughtiest' and the 'nicest'...

Girl With Rare Bone Cancer Has Foot Reattached Backwards So She Can Run

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Parents

A 12-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer had her leg amputated and foot reattached backwards to enable her to continue to enjoy sp...

3-Year-Old Leaves Ellen DeGeneres Speechless With Her Scientific Knowledge

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents

It's not often you come across a three-year-old who is more intelligent than you. That was exactly how Ellen DeGeneres felt when Brielle came on he...

Janet Street-Porter Is Just Saying What Everyone's Thinking, Child-Free Spaces Are Sacred

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

As a 27-year-old, children don't feature very heavily in my life - none of my friendship group have children (they are barely able to look after themselves) and I'm the oldest sibling, so I have no nieces and nephews to speak of.

Katie Price Thanks Fans For Support After Harvey's Operation

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents

Katie Price has thanked fans for their support after she shared photos of her son Harvey checking into hospital. The 37-year-old mum confirmed her ...

Schools Are a Great Place to Support Children's Mental Wellbeing... But They Can't Do It Alone

Catherine Roche | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Catherine Roche

Over the past couple of years, we have seen progress and more recognition for children's mental health, along with the vital role that schools play in early intervention.

What Are You Thankful For?

Stacey Hirlam | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Stacey Hirlam

I desperately want to see the good in people and the good in the world.  I need it to be safe as my arms for my children and the protection of my classroom walls for my pupils can only stretch so far.  I hope this post is causes no offence or harm.  I just hope it makes you thankful for your lot in life.  I know I am.

These Toys Are Getting Stuck In Kid's Hair And Parents Are Not Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Parents

A popular toy consisting of small plastic balls is causing mayhem for parents, by becoming well and truly stuck in children's hair. Bunchems are li...

Dad Lets Daughter Wear Hair However She Wants And It's Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Parents

A dad who let his daughter wear her hair however she likes has prompted an unexpected conversation about parenting techniques on Reddit. The photo ...

'Puerile Game-Playing' Tory MPs Talk Out Bill That Would Give Children First Aid Training

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

A group of Conservative MPs have blocked a Bill to give first aid training to children, by talking non-stop until time to debate or vote on the issue ...

Duchess Of Cambridge Rekindles Childhood Love Of Climbing At Kids' Activity Centre

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Parents

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have put on their climbing gear in North Wales as part of their string of visits to children's mental health chariti...

We Need a Bold New Vision to Support Children in the Early Years

Kate Mulley | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Mulley

A child's early years are vital to their chances later in life. Learning to walk and talk, starting to make friends and build relationships outside the immediate family and developing a desire for independence all happen in this period before school. Because this is such an important time, children and their parents need support.

Why Is Caring for Children Seen as More Important Than Caring for Older People?

Davina Ludlow | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Davina Ludlow

We need to attract more people in the UK to become care workers and to do this we need to stop being a youth-obsessed society and start seeing older people as real human beings and value their wisdom and life experience. By valuing older people more, we will value the people who care for them and vice versa - the two are entwined.

This 19-Month-Old Boy Can Read Over 300 Words

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Parents

Most children won't start reading until they begin school aged five or six, but this 19-month-old boy is starting a lot earlier. Holding a handful ...

7-Year-Old Who Donated Piggy Bank To Mosque After Paris Attacks Receives Wonderful Surprise

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old boy who donated the contents of his piggy bank to a mosque in Texas in the wake of the Paris attacks has received a big surprise in t...

A Raisin Could Predict Your Child's Intelligence Aged 8: Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

One little raisin could predict how well your child will do at school, a new study suggests. Children, aged 20 months old, who resisted eating a r...

Four-Year-Old's Cancer Mistaken For Tonsillitis

SWNS | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

A four-year-old girl has been diagnosed with cancer after doctors initially dismissed her illness as tonsillitis. mother, Shannon Pettit, 20, took...

Unwelcome Excitement That We Can Do Without

Reneé Davis | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Through the blood, tears and commotion, I also had to consider P's feelings in all this. The last thing we needed was a meltdown, so I made it abundantly clear that I wasn't blaming her, and it wasn't her fault.

Talking to Children About Terrorism

Kathryn Berens | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

The images of the horrific events in Paris on Friday night have been splashed over the front covers of all the newspapers and on an almost continuous loop on TV news channels. As parents we have been facing a barrage of questions from our children - scared children - and it is difficult to know how to answer them and to reassure them.

Are the Kids Really Going Mad?

Dave Clements | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

"That's mad!" I thought as I read Future in Mind, a report published by the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce. Set up ...

How Do I Tell My Child His Dad Is Ill?

Jude Coy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Parents
Jude Coy

Don't get me wrong, the voices of support are comforting. But he isn't their child. They don't have to do this. They aren't the ones who will pick up the pieces. And I am glad for them. Because nobody should ever have to have this conversation with their kid. It sucks.

We Need to Take Control of Our Health This Winter - Easy Steps to Helping Yourself and the NHS

Rose Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Rose Gallagher

Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.

Children Are Better Than Medicine - Fact

Detrice Matthews | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents
Detrice Matthews

After the school run I waited in the reception of the Breast Care Unit, trying to enjoy the moments of peace (actually having time to read a magazine about random celebrities that I had never heard of) - but I was shaking. Even though I knew the answer before I was told, I was still shaking.

What Makes You Sleep Easy at Night?

Stacey Hirlam | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents
Stacey Hirlam

Six months passed and the cot was reassembled in my son's bedroom. I was ready to stop breast feeding at and wanted to move onto a night bottle. I thought it was going to be perfect. I was wrong.