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Keep Children in Care Connected to Those Who Matter to Them

Kevin Williams | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Politics
Kevin Williams

If the governments of the UK are to create future generations of successful and happy care experienced young people, they have to support them in maintaining the relationships that bring them security, happiness, and the freedom to express themselves and fulfil their potential.

This Pair's Tap Dance Performance Is Insane

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Parents

A young boy and a professional dancer put on a show-stopping performance with their impressive tap routine. Justin M. Lewis, known for his incredib...

Lily Allen Thinks Kids Should Learn The 'Dangers Of Marriage' At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Parents

Lily Allen believes the National Curriculum should include lessons on the "dangers of marriage". The mum-of-two - who has daughters Ethel, four, a...

Parents Claim Son Is Being Denied The Cornflour Prescriptions He Needs To Survive

SWNS | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Parents

The parents of a six-year-old boy say their son is being denied "life-saving cornflour" by chemists who they claim have replaced it with an untested d...

I Went Back to My School After 12 Years and Shone a Light in a Dark Place

Jojo Furnival | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I didn't have a happy time at school. I was clever, and bored most of the time so I became rebellious. Smoking became interesting, as did drinking. After my GCSE's I changed schools, being awarded a music scholarship to a well-known boarding school.

These Junior Doctors Spent The Strike Teaching CPR To Toddlers

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

Groups of junior doctors have been praised for offering a "constructive and positive" approach to the strike by NHS workers taking place across Englan...

Parents Are Taking Face Swapping With Kids To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents

No matter how often we see them, face swaps between parents and kids will always be entertaining. We've witnessed the terrifying face/nose swap of ...

Dad's Hilarious Note Blames Bruce Springsteen For Daughter Being Late To School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents

A dad decided to be completely honest when his daughter arrived late to school after attending a late-night Bruce Springsteen concert. Patrick Pip...

Kids Need Annual BMI Checks To Curb Obesity, Government Advisors Suggest

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

Children between the ages of four and 11 should have annual body mass index (BMI) checks, a government think tank has advised. The Policy Exchange ...

Boy Lives With Grandparents Because Of School Place Mix-Up

SWNS | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old boy is living with his grandparents after being told there's no room as the school his three brothers attend. Charlie Gee and his ...

Toddler's Sweet Trick Makes Everyone Smile In Supermarket

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler managed to make people's tedious supermarket shop a bit more entertaining with a simple happiness trick. In a bid to make everyone smile,...

The Mindful Toddler

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Children are generally mindful, they live moment to moment quite easily, the key is to encourage them to maintain this skill. We are reading lots about supporting children in schools to be mindful, what about Toddlers?

Kid's Drawing Is Very #NSFW

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

Learning to spell is no easy feat, if you take into account silent letters and the sometimes unusual English spellings. So for those kids who spell...

Mum's Rant About Food Shaming Divides Opinion Among Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

A woman has ranted on Facebook about why it's okay to feed her kids McDonalds, after being fed up of constant "mum shaming" about food. Paige-Alex...

Warning To Parents After Toddler Swallowed Small Battery And Went On Life Support

SWNS | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler is "lucky to be alive" after acid from a battery she swallowed "burned through her lung". Sophie Skill, two, spent six days on life supp...

Mum-Of-Four's Daily Bedtime Routine Will Tire You Out Just Watching It

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has been hailed a "hero" after millions have watched a video of her trying to get her triplets and toddler ready for bed. Corrie-Lynn Whyte, ...

This Is What Prince George Is 'Obsessed' With

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

Prince George has a passion for aeroplanes and could even be set to join the air cadets when he grows up. The Duchess of Cambridge suggested she an...

Duchess Of Cambridge Urges Children's Mental Health Support In Video

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a powerful video message to launch Children’s Mental Health Week 2016. As the Royal Patron of children's me...

If Children Ran the Country...

Nicky Cox MBE | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Nicky Cox MBE

Kids get it. They get it totally. This week we asked them what they thought about Save The Children's call to let 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees in Europe, into Britain. We had the quickest ever response to a poll Overnight, 2,275 children registered their vote with 93% of them agreeing with Save The Children.

Kids' Crazy Inventions Are Brought To Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents

A group of kids had their crazy inventions brought to life thanks to a British designer who wanted to get kids believing in the power of imagination. ...

Five Ways To Help Build Mental Resilience In Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have an innate desire to protect their child from the challenges life will throw at them. But how can you prepare your child for the somet...

'How To Train Your Dragon' Author On How Babies Inspired The Books

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents

Cressida Cowell, the author most known for her series 'How To Train Your Dragon', has been entertaining children (and adults) with her stories for mor...

The Seven Golden Rules of Dating Women in Their Thirties Cannot Afford to Ignore

Katy Horwood | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I know, I know, you don't feel it, and we're all looking younger these days, but mother nature doesn't lie and, like it or not, you are beginning to swim in a pool of younger fish. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing (give me Angelina Jolie over Emma Watson any day) but it does mean you need to be realistic about the kind of men you're going for.

What Do My Children Really Think of Me?

Kathryn Berens | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Facebook's "Motherhood Challenge" which has hit in the last week or so has caused some controversy. The challenge (and it strikes me that it is not particularly challenging at all) is to post three photos which show how you are proud to be a mum and then you "challenge" other women whom you think are great mothers to do the same.

Mum's Law

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

So says Murphy's Law, which got me thinking that there is definitely a version of this for Mums.