UK Children

Cinema on Wheels Lights Up Deep, Dark Senegal

Davinder Kumar | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

The films give clear messages through simple stories. They range from highlighting the harms of children pulled out of school and forced into labour, to explaining how many diseases can be prevented by simply washing hands.

The Summer Holidays in a Nutshell

Kirsty Smith | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Kirsty Smith

Type the word picnic into Pinterest and you will be assaulted by picture perfect picnics complete with drinks served in jam jars, wicker baskets and sandwiches wrapped in string. Who is creating this shit?

Weekend Dad Notes Part One: Why Festivals Make the Best Crèches

Shihab S Joi | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

In a world where helicopter parenting is on the rise and cotton-wool wrapped kids are warned strangers spell terrible danger, taking them to festivals not only gives them the space they need for their crazy little minds to roam free, I actually think it should be mandatory.

Qatada Family Members Leave UK

PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

The family of radical cleric Abu Qatada has followed him out of the UK, it has been revealed. The Home Office said Qatada's wife and children had f...

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Ritalin

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

Ritalin is hitting the headlines yet again, after new figures revealed the number of drugs being dished out to ADHD sufferers has increased by 56% in ...

Tackling Bullying Needs Deep Rooted Culture Change

Simon Blake | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Blake

There is an insidious problem with online behaviour - many parents and professionals feel flummoxed about what to do to tackle online behaviours. We mustn't. Just like our offline lives we can and must nurture the courage, confidence and skills to shut down, disable accounts and walk away.

Tesco To Offer Sun Salutations Alongside A Pint Of Milk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tesco can be a hard store to love - the supermarket chain is often blamed for indirectly closing down small businesses in local towns - and its former...

Use Your Imagination

Alfie Bown | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alfie Bown

Does not the fact that the statement is a command already deconstruct it, pointing to the element within it that undoes its own claim? The intention of the phrase is to allow the child to 'be itself', to act away from the distractions of modern culture

Why Are Children Disappearing From Britain's Streets?

PA | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

Children are "disappearing from our streets", charities have warned after a poll found that unwelcoming communities are preventing children from playi...

Children Can Never Be Responsible for Being Abused

Peter Wanless | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK
Peter Wanless

Suggesting that a girl of 13 could be a 'sexual predator' when the real predator is standing in the dock makes my blood boil. This outdated view that children are complicit in their abuse must be stamped out.

Why Early Childhood Matters - Particularly for the Poorest Countries in the World

Dame Tessa Jowell | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics
Dame Tessa Jowell

Three-year old Siphol runs the risk of being blinded for life. He has glaucoma, and has already lost the sight in one eye. There is surgery available which could save the sight in his other eye and prevent him becoming completely blind, but his mother refuses to take him to the hospital.

Why Do You Care So Much About the Royal Baby?

Xavier Toby | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

A woman named Kate Middleton recently gave birth to a baby. That's not news. What if Kate had given birth to a giraffe, a hippo or an echidna? Now that's news. Especially since a baby echidna is called a puggle, which is way cuter than any human name anyone has ever come up with.

I'm Wondering What Lupo Thinks to Prince George

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

So far I haven't spotted Lupo the royal dog in any of the coverage of the birth of Prince George. I am working on the assumption that their beloved Cocker Spaniel is at home with Kate's parents, as he is from a litter of the Middleton's family dog Ella. It would be great to find out though as I would wholeheartedly welcome them being a shining example of how the birth of a baby and the ownership of a dog can be managed.

Alternative Sports Day

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

To increases your chances of success you should compete on your strengths; therefore to increase the chances of your pupil's success they should be able to compete where they are strong. For some the traditional track and field events are what they are good at, others it's completing experiments/writing stories/building bridges out of newspaper.

Royal Caribbean Cruise

Lucy Campbell | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Campbell

My son was hooked "when can we go back? It's all SO cool"....and it make me think, particularly as a single mum that a holiday onboard a ship with many activities to suit each individual child (and myself) might be the perfect answer to a successful family holiday.

More Tests and League Tables Will Only Fuel the Low Confidence Epidemic Sweeping UK Children

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Carey Ann Dodah

The Government is putting yet more pressure on our children in a world where tests are flooding the curriculum... Children as young as four quite simply shouldn't be subject to high pressure tests. It not necessary and there are much better, less anxiety-inducing ways of achieving Clegg's goals.

Becoming a Father

James Conmy | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

As a man on a maternity ward, your official title is "in the way" so you keep to a corner until the midwives have left... Before labour really kicks in you may be left alone for long stretches of time, watching your other half ride out the wave machine of ache that is contractions. Offer water and try to be useful, arrange the room, locate the toilets and the vending machine - DO NOT MAKE JOKES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Books Rated Best Way to Raise 'Tricky Topics'

Andy McCullough | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andy McCullough

We recently conducted a survey amongst parents to see which resources they tend to turn to help them broach tricky topics such as running away, bullying, death etc. with their children. The new research revealed that parents like using prompts such as books, magazines, TV storylines and websites to help them talk to their children about these 'tricky topics'.

What Kind of Online Parent Are You?

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

With the media and social networking sites in full Royal Baby frenzy now seems as good a time as any to think about parenting. I find myself at that age where more and more of my friends are becoming parents. After a while you begin to notice patterns in parenting emerging based on how people discuss and portray their family life online.

Imagine Having to Tell Your Kids Christmas Is Cancelled: Ramadan in a Refugee Camp

Wendy Bruere | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Wendy Bruere

For two years in Syria the conflict, which fractured Heshan's family, put a stop to celebrations, and this year in Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq there isn't the money or the spirit to mark the occasion. "It's not a special day anymore. It just happens and no-one notices," his mother, Naslya, tells me. "There is no life in this tent."

Should Children Be Allowed To Travel On Buses For Free?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics

Children could be offered free bus travel under plans being considered by the Liberal Democrats. Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg w...

India School Meal Tragedy - Unforgivable, But Avoidable

Unni Krishnan | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK
Unni Krishnan

School meal programmes, no doubt, are a lifeline and shock absorber for millions in such situations. This is why the case of children dying in India's eastern state of Bihar as a result of contaminated meals, is such a tragedy.

Is It Time to Scrap the Kid's Menu?

Amy Leech | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

As a step in the right direction, we're calling for all restaurants, pubs and cafes to give the option of children's portions of adult meals as standard, offered on the menu, not just for those who feel able to ask. we want children to be treated the same, if not better, than adults. It's time for kid's meals to grow up.

Car Travel With Children - Five Ways to Keep the Kids Amused

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

For a family car, the annual summer holiday is perhaps the biggest test it can undergo. Not only does it have to put in the extra mileage, but it does so whilst being rigorously poked, prodded, and abused by children who care not a jot for the cars resale value. Perhaps the best way to avoid this kind of scenario is by keeping children occupied on a long journey.

If Wages Alter Performance, Let's Give Nurses £60,000 a Year

Danielle Lowe | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Perhaps if MPs were paid the same amount as many people in the country, they would be able to understand them more and in fact then be able to make laws that people can relate to and appreciate.