UK Children

Sex Education Should Cover the Sex Industry

Alice Rigby | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Rigby

Sex is often an instigating element of relationships and the pressure from peers to engage is outstanding. The psychological damage caused by the influence of sexual relationships founded without understanding their emotional implications can be monumental and, more importantly, can alter a teenager's interpretation of a healthy relationship forever.

Internet Porn - Are We Being Conned?

Grant Feller | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

The Government is clearing an entire hour and a half to listen to representations from Google, Yahoo, MSN, domestic charities, childcare groups, various interested parties as well as Maria Miller, the culture secretary, and then it will make a decision. But a decision on what? Are we being conned here?

The Non Nuclear Family: Two Mums

A.J. Higginson | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

By raising our future generation with early teaching about diversity, sexuality and tolerance in an open, caring and honest environment, we can create a society of emotionally intelligent children. Family, in my opinion, is defined by love not blood.

One Million Children in the UK are Denied the Right of a Father - Are we Going to Question, Why?

Shohana Khan | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shohana Khan

One million children going without an adequate education would be unacceptable and a cause for considerable public anger to be directed towards the Government... But one million fathers are absent from the lives of their children. The presence and influence of a father is of far greater importance than a school teacher.

6 Tips for Dealing with Grumpy Grandkids

Margaret Manning | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

Grandparents are often more patient and forgiving with their grandchildren than the grandchildren's own parents. This is often the result of having a better perspective and longer experience in raising young ones.

Children, Courts and an Unwanted Record

Vicki McLynn | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki McLynn

The break up of every domestic relationship has consequences of one sort or another. Many adults find it possible to get over the distress and get on with the rest of their lives. The involvement of children, however, increases the potential for complications, as both parents try to do what they believe is right for the well-being of their sons or daughters.

Our Kids Could Learn A Lot From Ricky Gervais

Holly Seddon | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Seddon

Gervais explained: "Scientific studies of creativity have basically concluded that it can't be taught, as it is a 'facility' rather than a learned skill. Putting it very crudely, creativity is the ability to play. And, to be able to turn that facility on and off when necessary. This makes perfect sense to me.

Tents Further Than the Eye Can See

Nigel Chapman | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Some 280 kilometres North West from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou lies Goudebo camp in the Sahel region, home to over 10,000 refugees who fled the conflict over the border in Mali last year.

More Than A Third Of Mothers Have Favourite Child

PA | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

More than a third of mothers secretly have a favourite child, according to a parenting survey. Thirty-four per cent of mothers and 28% of fathers a...

The Traditional Family Is Irrelevant Because It Doesn't Exist

Alice Rigby | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Rigby

What hasn't been discussed though, probably partly because it seems so obvious, is the social structure that is a family. Advocates of 'traditional' marriage have rolled out their favourite phrase, the 'traditional' family, without acknowledging one simple fact; there isn't such a thing.

Food, Fatherhood and Fragility: A Call For Government Action

Gavin Crowden | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK
Gavin Crowden

On 8 June the UK government is hosting a hunger summit Nutrition for Growth in London, bringing together the great and good from around the world. This is an extraordinary opportunity to put the world's focus on tackling child hunger - one which children now and in the future cannot afford for us to miss.

We Are Not Afraid: The Tech Questions Parents Really Ask

Holly Seddon | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Tech
Holly Seddon

There is a perceived culture of fear when it comes to parents letting their precious offspring bounce around the Wild West of the internet and our Tomorrow's World of technology. But we've found that the reality is very different.

Excessive Screen Use, A 'First World' Problem?

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Carrick-Davies

This week a friend of mine and I launch a simple initiative called Screen Less Week, a resource for schools to help children and families recalibrate their reliance on screens, if only for one week.

The Five Worst Things A Woman Can Do

Catherine Balavage | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Balavage

People can be their own worst enemies sometimes, and women are no exception. In fact, I believe women can be very hard on themselves. So I have made a list of the top five worst things a woman can do to damage her life.

Clegg Blocks Tory Childcare Reform To Let Childminders Watch More Children

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has blocked Tory plans to allow nursery staff and childminders to look after more youngsters. Loosening the rules ...

Are Men the Fairer Sex? Challenging Perceptions with Comedy

Lynne Parker | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

In a moment of madness I decided to take on the challenge thrown down to us after last year's Funny Women Challenge to celebrate our 10th Anniversary by training up 10 business women to perform stand up, and take on the men! Sounds relatively simple, doesn't it? We'd done it several times before, albeit not on such a large scale, and the men seemed 'well up for it'...

Felicity A Morse

Children Raised By Gay Couples 'Happier And Healthier'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

Children brought up by gay couples are healthier and get along better with their families, according to the initial findings from the world's largest ...

Carrying a Baby Across the Border From Syria to Iraq

Wendy Bruere | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK
Wendy Bruere

Nawroz shivered as I spoke with her, her dark hair dripping and her thin red top soaked through. Her husband queued at the registration desk in a sodden tee-shirt. But her baby daughter, Ava, was warm and dry. She gurgled, grabbing my fingers tightly, as I played with her.

Is Summer Camp Like the Movies, Mama?

Emily Buchanan | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Buchanan

Needless to say, my experience of camp was nothing like Moonrise Kingdom. So where does this distinctive tradition come from and why, historically, do we not practised it in the UK?

Talking About the iGeneration

Hillary Graves | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hillary Graves

The recent news reports about the launch of a mobile phone for four-year-olds have caused a real stir in the media and raise questions around the role of technology in family life. Is there really a need for a four-year-old to have his or her own mobile phone?

A Blueprint for a Better World?

Brendan Cox | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan Cox

Getting a group of people to agree anything is hard. Ask a room full of people the best way to make a cup of tea and you'll get a phalanx of opinions. So imagine how hard it must be to get 27 people to agree priorities for the future of the world. And then imagine them all being from different countries, from diverse backgrounds and with distinct interests.

Alcoholic Children: Britain's Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

We have created a nation of children who have grown up around massive alcohol consumption. Huge. For at least the past eight years social networking has made it irrelevant whether it takes place in their own home or not. Everyone has a platform to share learned behaviour with susceptible peers.

Is This The Smallest Girl In The World?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

She might be five years old, but that doesn't stop onlookers from calling her 'Baby Charlotte'. Charlotte Garside was born with a rare form of Pri...

Jo Swinson You're Missing the Point, Fat Bodies Are Destroying Self Esteem

Janice Atkinson | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

The answer is quite simple Ms Swinson. Instead of wasting taxpayers' money on campaigns that no one is going to listen to, you should be directing your campaigns to not feeding children junk food in school, selling off playing fields, and failing to tackle the food industry.

'Don't Praise Children For How They Look'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A Lib Dem MP has told parents not to praise their children for how they look. Jo Swinson, MP for East Dunbartonshire, has warned that telling children...