UK Children

Baby Diagnosed With Cancer After Mum Shared Photo Showing 'Reflective Eye'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother was concerned about a strange reflection that showed in her five-month-old daughter's eye, so posted a photo to Facebook for some friendly ad...

Clothes From Kardashian Kids Collection Are Not What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

When Kim, Kourtney and Khloé announced they were launching the Kardashian Kids collection in February 2014, no one was really sure what to expect. ...

Liar Liar, Pants On Fire!

Allison Martin | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Allison Martin

I lie to my son almost every day, at least twice a week, usually little white ones that I've gauged to be for his own benefit, but they're lies all the same. And he's started catching me at it. Having hoovered up one bowl of ice cream, he requests another. "We're all out," I casually fib.

Shooting Themselves in the Foot: The Long-Term Damaging Effects of the Government's Continuous Reluctance to Make PSHE Compulsory

Olive Barton | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Olive Barton

Having shot themselves in the foot by cutting funding across the board for essential support and educational services, the clock is ticking before the damage will become permanent for the government and for the children who weren't empowered by invaluable information that could've empowered them.

Parents Unknowingly Dress Kids In Clothes With Offensive Slogans

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

Children as young as eight are wearing t-shirts covered in crude phrases and expletives because their parents are unable to read English, according to...

People Petition For Kids To Have Driving Lessons At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

A petition has been launched asking the government to "save lives" by introducing driving lessons and road safety into the school curriculum. The p...

Why Cecil the Lion's Death Is a Bitter Blow for Our Kids

Kim Chambers | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Kim Chambers

Children always offer great perspective when we take the time to listen. The controversial killing of Cecil the Lion saddened my six-year-old daughter but what most confounded her was why an educated adult would actually choose to rid the world of lions.

5 Ways To Prepare Your Kid For First Day At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

If your child is starting school in September, you might be wondering how it will pan out. Although children don't legally have to attend school un...

How to Encourage Our Children: Speak Words of Life

Katharine Hill | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents
Katharine Hill

For one of our children, words of praise or encouragement are especially important. When he was about 11 years old, I was looking for something in his bedroom and discovered a shoebox under his bed. I took the lid off and found it was full of cards, notes and scraps of paper.

Bailey Matthews: 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Wows Crowd And Completes Triathlon

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy has proved his determination by completing his first ever triathlon. Bailey Matthews from Doncaster, Sout...

Flower Toss Gets Intense After Guest Drops A Baby To Catch The Bouquet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

As we all know, the flower toss at a wedding is like Dumbledore's wand, imbuing the receiver with magical, marital allure. So competition is FIERC...

Photo Of Blistered Boy's Back After A Day In Nursery Horrifies The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a graphic photo of her sons' sunburn after allegedly being at nursery for a day. Shaunna Broadway's sons, ages five and seven, ...

When Helpful Advice Isn't Very Helpful

Reneé Davis | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

I'm sad. That my husband and I have to be the perfect parents 24/7 otherwise all hell breaks loose. And it does. On a regular basis. Because we can barely be good enough parents most days on this little sleep and this much stress. In my darkest moments I wonder if my marriage is strong enough to survive autism.

Sugary Drinks Including Ribena And Capri-Sun To Be Axed From Tesco

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

Ribena and other sugary drinks will be axed by UK supermarket Tesco in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, a new report has revealed. Other drinks ...

12-Year-Old Girl Writes Heartbreaking Letter After Losing Her Cat In 'Cruel' Stunt

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

A heartbreaking letter written by a 12-year-old girl has been dropped through letterboxes in Victoria, Australia. The author, Brooke, wrote the no...

Confused By the Mysterious World of Children's Digital Books?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

A body of research concerned with e-books on laptops and PCs shows that high quality e-books can support children's vocabulary, story comprehension and word reading. However, e-books and digital books on tablets with many hotspots and multimedia features which do not correspond to the narrative can diminish children's story comprehension and vocabulary.

Jade Jagger Opens Up About Becoming A Grandmother And A Mum Again - At The Same Time

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

Mum of three Jade Jagger talks candidly to Tess Daly about motherhood, revealing that becoming a young mum didn't change her life, "it just became my ...

Children First: We Must End London's Child Poverty

Ivan Massow | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

It's every Londoner's duty to create a city that cradles and nurtures our future generations. 4 in 10 children in London live in poverty. That's 597,...

Monsoon Season Brings More Danger to Nepal's Children

David Bull | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
David Bull

Saturday marks three months since the first Nepal earthquake hit and although we're hearing less and less about it in the media, children are still in danger. With the country now in monsoon season and heavy rain, flooding and thunder storms expected, your support is needed now more than ever.

Sex Education Book Teaches Kids That Not All Babies Are Naturally Conceived

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

Sex education books usually involve the stereotypical 'mummy and daddy make a baby' type scenario. But a new book is educating children on the diff...

Charlie And Lola Author On How She Came Up With Her Much Loved Characters

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

There are some children's books that everyone just knows about. Whether it's because of the characters, the story or the illustrations, they become...

Why Giving Money to the Homeless Will Change You

Sara Sheridan | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

I walk past beggars all the time. I decided I would take out £100 - a small but not insignificant amount of money to me - and that I would give it away to 20 people at £5 a time. I wanted to see how it would make me feel - if it would change me.

Smacking Kids Should Be Made Illegal, Suggests UN

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents smacking children should be made illegal in the UK, a United Nations report has suggested. In the report, the UN stated the UK should put ...

Mum's Reaction To Driver Parking In Family Bay Is Priceless

Caters News Agency | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mum-of-two frustrated by a "lazy" driver who wrongly parked in a family bay decided to take matters into her own hands - by blocking him in. Cla...

'Dream Come True': Malaria Vaccine Approved After 30 Years Of Trials

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A vaccine which could help protect against malaria, has been given the green light after 30 years of trials. The Mosquirix (RTS,S) vaccination, wh...