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10 Things I Want My Sons to Know

Hayley Carter | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Carter

It worries me that boys are told that showing emotion is a weakness. And don't get me started on their notion of invincibility and willingness to jump off sheer cliff faces just for the hell of it. So, with all of this in mind, I've done a lot of thinking about how I can raise my boys to be good men.

Teach and Get a Tan

Laura McCartan | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura McCartan

Volunteers are part of a bigger picture of continued commitment to education and the work they do has dramatically improved the English language skills of the girls in the Rosie May home - a vital first step in breaking a cycle of poverty and institutionalisation.

Rich Babies Of Instagram Have More Money Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With their flashy jewellery, iPhones and designer clothes, this lot have got it made, and most of them can't even walk yet. Yes, we're taking about...

Motherhood - The Things I Couldn't Have Known

Kiran Chug | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

I never imagined what it felt like to run on empty for days on end. I never knew my mouth would become full of ulcers because my body hadn't felt proper rest in weeks. I never knew the fatigue I'd feel as a breastfeeding, working mother of two under two.

Groom Beautifully Delivers Vows To His Step-Daughter And It's Going To Make You Cry

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When famed NASCAR driver Brian Scott married his wife Whitney Kay on a snowy January day last year, he took a moment to make heartfelt vows to two of ...

Some Advice for Young Writers and Authors

Emma Leverton | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Emma Leverton

Although I am still a (very) young author and my first book has only been out for a couple of months, I think that I have acquired along my short journey some insights into the loosely termed 'writing industry'.

My Children Are as Mexican, as I Am British

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Their first language is English (spoken with a British accent), their use of diminutives in Spanish eclipses mine, they eat Indian food as regularly as they eat tacos, one boy has long hair due to his Sikh heritage and because many a surfer in Sayulita has long hair.

Dad Lets Toddler Dress Herself, The Results Are Truly Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Television producer turned stay-at-home dad Simon Ragoonanan hates gendered marketing aimed at his daughter. His blog, Man vs. Pink, discusses how ...

What Are We Pouring Into Our Children?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

When there is such an emphasis on achieving, regular assessments, bigger class sizes at school with lessons led by overworked teachers dealing with classes of children with increased varying educational needs and staff without adequate support or training, these statistics support my experience of children that are stressed and unable to articulate their feelings.

Are You Living With a Chatterbox?

Claire Kirby | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

A chatterbox is quite happy to talk to anyone about anything. And by anyone I mean; strangers in the street, the ladies in the supermarket and the neighbour you don't know very well. And by anything I mean; what picture they have on their pants today, that Daddy parped really loud this morning, and that "Mummy said our neighbours are very noisy."

This Is What School Lunches Look Like Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

School lunches have moved on from turkey twizzlers and smiley faces, not just in the UK, but globally. American restaurant chain Sweetgreen has re...

How to Be Self-employed Over School Holidays Without Going Insane

Jo Gifford | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

Wanna know how to be self employed as a parent over the hols without going la la? Here is my short and sweet lowdown on living, loving and working during what can be a challenging time for self employed parents.

Children With Mental Health Problems Told By Parents: Don't Get Help.

Alexandra Massey | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

We need a new policy from government level down if we are to catch these vulnerable children before they fall. As shocking as these figures are, we haven't got time to re-educate parents into being more honest with themselves.

There Is No Quick Fix for Child Sexual Exploitation

Javed Khan | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

Recent weeks have given us a sobering reminder of the dreadful impact of child sexual exploitation. The further revelations regarding Rotherham coupled with the announcements of new investigations in Manchester, Halifax and Essex, reinforce the belief that we are only beginning to scratch the surface of this emerging national blight.

You Can't Babysit Your Own Kids

Ashley Beolens | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

You cannot babysit your own kids, what you are doing is being a responsible adult or parent and looking after the produce of your (probably) misguided fumblings (anyone who claims this clearly has no wish to be a dad so it must have been a mistake, am I right?).

An Escape From One English Winter Became Ten Years In Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Mid-January, ten years ago, the colours and sunshine of my first day in San Miguel had me pinned. A week later, I met the person who was to become my husband. Today, we are raising three young children.

Rookie Parenting Mistakes

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Here are my tales from the front line. The rookie mistakes I made in my first five years of parenting. Of course, I only made them with my first son because when the second came along I knew exactly what I was doing. Can you smell smoke?!

Does Enid Blyton Have a Place on My Children's Bookshelf?

Natasha Batsford | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natasha Batsford

I was aware that the language was old fashioned, and in some cases offensive, but it never got in the way of my love of the books or the stories they told because (like most children) I cared more about characters than grammar.

They Live Among Us....

Polly Walker | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Walker

It has recently become apparent to me that little sorcerers have infiltrated the Walker Camp. Disguised as our offspring too, would you believe! I am in increasing awe - or is it fear?! - of their ability to apply mastery and cunning in a plethora of situations.

Why Dutch Children Are the Happiest in the World (And What We Can Learn From It)

Mihal Greener | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mihal Greener

Dutch children are regularly found to be the happiest in the world, according to those who measure these things. And as an expat raising children in the Netherlands it's easy to see why.

Grumpy Dad Takes on the School Run

Ashley Beolens | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

So why, when most live nearby and those who don't could catch the bus, do parents insist on clogging up the already busy roads, and disrupting other people's time starved lives, just so their little bag of snot bundle of joy doesn't have to walk?

Bragging Vicariously Through your Child

Kai Humphries | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The pride generated from the achievements of the juniors in your family tribe is a bit like the team goal, you're actually celebrating your part played in the move, the returns of your investment.

Online bullying: We Must also Consider Children who Bully Others

Deanna Neilson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech
Deanna Neilson

The best source of help for children in these situations is usually their parents. Whether your child is being bullied or bullying others, it's important to know what's going on in their lives you so can help address the issue and any potentially larger problems behind it.

Having it All as a Man

Jayne Morris | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

For both men and women to truly 'have it all' we need flexibility in the way we work so that we can take better care of our own needs and those of our children. This is vital not only to help prevent burnout of the workforce but also to prevent the burnout of our children.

Milestones and Neurotic Mums

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Milestones are there as a guideline as to what your child should be doing, but can be a bit misleading too as we are told 'every child is individual' and 'they'll get there in their own time' still we can't help but panic and wonder about the 'unknown' or 'what if'.