UK Children

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.

School 'Bans' Girl From Wearing These 'Inappropriate' Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has called her daughter's school uniform policy "ridiculous" because she claims they "banned" her daughter from wearing boot-like shoes. Kasi...

Mums Reveal What It's Like To Have Kids With Microcephaly

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents

Pregnant women have been warned about the dangers of contracting Zika virus for their unborn babies. Zika virus has been linked with an increase in...

Kids Wearing Giant Teddy Bears Is Unexpectedly Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Parents

The giant teddy bears your child may win at a school fair or carnival so often get left in the corner of their bedrooms. But there seems to be a ne...

Introducing Young Minds Matter

Stephen Hull | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Stephen Hull

On 17 February, Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, will join editors at HuffPost UK as guest editor to specifically help raise awareness of this issue and help us launch Young Minds Matter. Using the hashtag #youngmindsmatter we will discuss the problems, causes and also most importantly the solutions to the stigma surrounding the UK's mental health crisis among children. Finding solutions is a core value of The Huffington Post globally, which we express through our What's Working approach to news.

The Dover Protests Only Scrape the Surface of the Lack of Empathy Towards Refugees

Ben Johns | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.

Films With Smoking Should Have Adult Rating, Warns WHO

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

Films with scenes containing people smoking should be given an adult rating, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. In a statement, the or...

Katie Price Defends Decision To Pierce Bunny's Ears

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

Katie Price has addressed criticism surrounding her 18-month-old daughter having her ears pierced. The mum-of-five, who faced a backlash on socia...

Parental Alienation: Coercive Control or Children's Choices?

Karen Woodall | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Woodall

Parental alienation harms children, it is coercive control of a child by a mother or father determined to use them to further their own emotional aims and objectives after family separation.

The Reality of Decluttering With a Family

Helen Bryce | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Bryce

The whole de-cluttering thing is everywhere at the moment and I'm sold on the concept, it totally makes sense but I'll be honest I struggle with the reality.