UK Children

The Hidden Effect of War on Children

Baroness Emma Nicholson | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK
Baroness Emma Nicholson

With so many sources of trauma, rates of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) are rapidly on the rise amongst Iraq's youth. Vulnerable and impressionable, children are increasingly displaying symptoms of psychological ill-health as they grapple to comprehend the violence and confusion surrounding them.

How This Boy Inspired A Marks & Spencer's Clothing Range

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents

A three-year-old boy with cerebral palsy inspired Marks & Spencer to create a new clothing range catering for children with disabilities. Caleb Ku...

Let's Bring Radical Change to Children and Young People's Mental Health

Cynthia Joyce | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents
Cynthia Joyce

We simply don't know enough about the big questions in young people's mental health. Like, what can parent or schools do to help young people in crisis? What are the most effective ways to help? What are the factors causing mental health conditions in young people? And importantly, can we prevent these issues from happening?

Warning As Small Battery 'Burned Hole' In Toddler's Throat

Caters News Agency | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler now has to be fed through a tube after he swallowed a tiny battery that burned a hole through his throat. Two-year-old Logan Stiff from ...

Mum's Brave Campaign For Child Who Died From What She Thought Was A Chest Infection

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mother whose five-year-old daughter died from an illness that initially appeared to be nothing more than a "simple chest infection", has launched a ...

The Alarming Cynicism Behind 'The Kid's Menu'

Jen Whitington | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents
Jen Whitington

With our guilt-ridden hearts heaved into our wallets we handed our coats to the immaculately dressed waitress who took us to our seats. We were painfully aware that we weren't going to get off lightly and that the Kid's Menu was unlikely to get a look in.

Kids Discuss What They Think 'Mental Illness' Really Means

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents

An increasing number of children are suffering from mental health problems, but how much do kids really know about these issues? Four children, age...

Kids' Brilliant Dating Advice: Should You Text Or Call After A First Date?

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

The perils of dating can leave the best of us at a loss for what to do. Sometimes we just need to take the simple approach, as these kids (who are ...

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...