UK Children

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...

Adorable Photos Of Twins Who Have Grown Up On A Boat

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

Scott and Brittany Meyers don't have the most conventional family life. They wed in 2010 and set sail from Chicago to make their way through the Ca...

Kids These Days Are Smoking And Drinking A Lot Less Than They Used To

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

Only a small percentage of children aged 11-15 in England have ever used 'legal highs' while only half have even heard of them, a new report has found...

Girl's Birthday Balloon Travels 900 Miles To Germany

SWNS | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

A birthday balloon travelled 900 miles after a little girl let it go in her back garden. Lillie-May Austin, eight, set the balloon free from her h...

Two-Year-Old Scared Witless By Santa Claus - Mum Needs Advice

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

A worried mum has appealed to the realms of the internet for advice after his two-year-old has admitted she is scared of Santa, five months before Chr...

Jeff Brazier And Sons Celebrate 'Mummy Day' Monthly For Jade

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier and his sons celebrate Jade Goody's life once a month on a day they call 'mummy day'. Brazier revealed that he and Goody's children - ...

Brave Girl Saves Younger Brother Trapped Under Fallen 40ft Tree

SWNS | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

A young girl saved her three-year-old brother's life when a 40ft tree fell on them as they played on an inflatable slide. Sophie Parkinson, seven,...

Teacher Writes School Report... For Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Your child's end-of-year school report might have landed on your kitchen table recently, but did you also receive a report detailing your own behaviou...

Mum's Facebook Post About Baby Gagging On Teething Toy Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has taken to Facebook to share the story of when her six-month-old daughter "choked" on the legs of a Sophie the Giraffe teething toy and the...

Mum Whose Son Got Severely Burnt On School Trip: 'Teachers Are Not To Blame'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

The mother of a 13-year-old boy who suffered severe sunburn while on a school trip to Spain has said it was her own son's fault, not the teachers'. ...

Steve Miller: 'Parents Of Obese Children Should Be Sent To Jail'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

A weight loss campaigner has called for the government to consider sending the parents of obese children to jail. Steve Miller, host of TV show Fat...

Young Girls Are More Than Just Pretty Faces: Let's Remember That

Zion Lights | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Zion Lights

A three-year-old girl is climbing a tree in a park. A man walking by comments to her mother: 'she should have been born a boy!' The mother makes a general comment of agreement, while I grit my teeth and tell myself that I am overreacting, that he means well, and anyway my two female tree climbers are out of earshot...

Incoherent, Expensive and Unfair: How Do We Fix the UK's Childcare System?

Jackie Brock | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Jackie Brock

The UK's childcare system is broken. In Scotland, where I lead a major children's charity, multiple factors mean the current settlement penalises many families. The first issue is, simply, cost... There is also a profound crisis of availability. Many parents find it impossible to access childcare provision that fulfils the needs of their child and complements work or study.