UK Children

3-Year-Old Left Alone After Tram Doors Closed: 'She Just Burst Into Tears'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Parents

A three-year-old girl was left on a platform in tears when the doors of a tram closed before her parents could get off and the driver refused to stop ...

This Chart Shows What Time Your Kids Should Go To Bed (Apparently)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Parents

If you're at a loss at what time you should be sending your child to bed each night, this chart could be your answer. A primary school in Wisconsin...

In the Fight for Our Children's Mental Health, Previous Generations Must Not Be Forgotten

Martin Barrow | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK
Martin Barrow

By describing children's mental illness as an epidemic without precedent we are denying them a sense of perspective. We are building barriers between generations when we should be sharing experiences that may, at the very least, offer comfort in difficult times.

Dad Collects Leftover Restaurant Crayons, Uses Them To Help Thousands Of Sick Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents

When a dad asked a waiter what they did with the leftover restaurant crayons, he probably didn't anticipate the consequence it was going to have. B...

Why Parents Should Not Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed

Claire Kirby | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

By the time the painless bit of the appointment is done, my eyes are streaming, I am a hot sweaty mess, and it is down to sheer luck that I am not covered in my own regurgitated breakfast. My dentist tells me I am not his worst patient. I'm not entirely sure I believe him.

This Happens When You Leave A Toddler With A Baby And A Jar Of Peanut Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents

When a mum left her three-year-old in a room with her 18-month-old brother to play, she probably didn't expect it would end up like this. Gina Gard...

Super Simple Video Shows Kids How To Tie Their Shoelaces

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

Trying to get your kids off the iPad may be a thing of the past when you discover how much easier it is for someone else to show them how to tie their...

This Baby Boy's Love For His Books Is Just Too Much

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

A love of books is something all parents would welcome for their children, but for this little bookworm the love is just too much. When his mum is...

Boy With Autism Hates Haircuts, Barber Travels 8 Hours To Solve The Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

A barber who helped an eight-year-old boy with autism learn to love haircuts made an eight-hour drive to cut his hair after the boy moved house. Mi...

The Seven Stages of Processing an Autism Diagnosis

Reneé Davis | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

I am so looking forward to getting to the stage where we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know it's a way off, but with enough hard work anything is achievable, that much I know for certain.

Why I Set Up The Baby Resuscitation Project

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

Inspiring mum of four Natasha Jones has opened up about her life-saving community project Baby Resuscitation, which she launched after rescuing her ow...

Sandra Bullock On Adoptive Son: 'He May Not Have My Eyes But He Has All My Heart'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

Update: We have now learned the below Facebook account was a fake account. The page has since being advised by Facebook to change its name and desc...

"Other Than Extending Your Family, I Don't See The Reason To Wait To Have These Operations"

Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

Michelle Heaton has opened up about her brave decision to undergo preventative cancer surgeries after being diagnosed with a mutated BRCA2 gene, which...

Childhood Under Attack in Yemen

David Bull | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK
David Bull

The conflict in Yemen is a tragedy for the country's children. I wish I could make it stop. Despite the dangers and difficulties, Unicef staff are in the country and working day and night delivering vital, life-saving supplies, immunising children, providing emergency nutrition and clean water, and helping children wherever we can. Unicef only have a fraction of the funds we need and are stretched thin. We can help more children but only with your support.

Target's Star Wars Ad Proves Gender-Neutral Policy Is A Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

American retailer Target announced early August they were adopting a new, non-gendered policy in their stores, and their latest ad proves it was a gre...

Seven-Year-Old's Quick Instinct Helped Save Aunt's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

A brave seven-year-old boy has been given recognition after using his instinct to save his aunt's life at a family trip to a water park. Jenna Mama...

When It Comes to Mental Health, We Are Failing UK Children

Fiona Smith | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK
Fiona Smith

Support for children with mental health issues is actually decreasing at alarming speed. £80m has been cut from the NHS mental health budget for children and adolescents in the past four years, including £35m in the last year alone. Without access to help and treatment, children's issues will only continue into adulthood - all the time developing into more serious conditions.

We Need to Guide Children to Take the Safe Path on the Internet

Claire Lilley | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK
Claire Lilley

We know that many parents are digitally capable and a significant number of them are confident in parenting online - however the online world changes fast and it can be hard for parents to feel like they are keeping up.

How To Win At Poohsticks: Formula Revealed By Engineer

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

An engineer believes he has cracked the secret to winning Poohsticks and has created a formula to finding the "perfect stick". The game, which firs...

Toddler Rushed To Hospital After Eating 'Cannabis' Found Outside Home

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler was immediately taken to hospital after picking up and eating 'cannabis' he found on the ground outside his house. Mum Stacey Cotterill, ...

Boy Loses Penguin Balloon, People All Over The World Make It Better

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler who lost his penguin balloon had his spirits raised by people from all over the world after they sent postcards from his inflatable friend. ...

Not Starting School: Our Decision to Home Educate

Antonina Mamzenko | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Antonina Mamzenko

When we first made a decision to home educate, only a handful of our friends were supportive. For the most part, we were met with either mild bafflement at us suddenly turning hippie-like, or rather rude comments labelling us irresponsible parents who will surely ruin our child's future, because school is the best thing ever since sliced bread, and isn't school compulsory anyway?

Video: How to prepare for the first day of school

Parentdish UK | Rebecca Gillie | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents

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Primary school: Aka The Germ Factory

Parentdish UK | Elsie Button | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

As a self-confessed cleanliness freak (not that you would guess, from the state of my house), I have been having a bit of trouble coming to terms with...

Pupils' funny exam answers

Parentdish UK | Keith Kendrick | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Wondering how your kids got on in their exams? Well a new website might reveal the answer – but be prepared for some crushing disappointment. ...