UK Children

'I Kicked Cancer's Butt!' Boy Holds Sign Sharing The Best News Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Two happy parents have shared a celebratory picture of their son holding up a sign telling the world he has "kicked cancer's butt". The collage of ...

Parents Reveal Touching (And Hilarious) Moments From Their Child's First Year

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

The first year of your baby's life brings with it many firsts: their first smile, word, steps, giggle... Without a doubt it's an emotional time fi...

Novak Djokovic Praises Family Following Wimbledon Win

PA | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Novak Djokovic, the newly-crowned Wimbledon champion, encouraged other players to get married, have children and enjoy family life after his victory c...

Alesha Dixon: 'I Kept My Pregnancy Secret From Simon Cowell For Six Months'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

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Emma Bunton Opens Up About Her Fertility Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Emma Bunton has revealed that at the age of 25 she was told there was a 50/50 chance she wouldn't be able to have children. "It broke my heart, it...

We All Need to Be Alert to the Summer Holiday FGM Risk to Children

John Cameron | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK
John Cameron

Since launching at the end of June 2013, the NSPCC's FGM helpline has received over 700 contacts from the public and professionals, nearly 300 have been so serious they have been referred onwards. One call involved a member of the public who had called with concerns for a young child who was absent from school for a few months for a holiday in Nigeria. Suspicions arose as the child's mother gave varying explanations for the absence and on her return to school the child's demeanour and mood had changed and she complained about painful toilet trips.

The Two 'Perfect Words' To Say To A Parent Whose Kid Has Autism

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother-of-three has written a touching blog post with advice on what you should say to a parent whose child has been diagnosed with autism. Mand...

The Ridiculous Things Parents Find Themselves Saying

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

A hilarious video documenting the strange, ridiculous and just downright weird things parents say has had us all in stitches. Comedy duo Tripp and ...

Three Children Sent To Detention Centre After Refusing To See Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

Protestors in Detriot have rallied together following the news that three children - all under 18 - have been sent to a juvenile detention centre for ...

The 10 Strangest Excuses Kids Give For Delaying Bedtime

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Bedtime isn't always the easiest time of the day when you have children, but the excuses kids come out with to delay it can inject a bit of humour int...

Pre (And Post?) Welfare State

Wendy Jones | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK
Wendy Jones

I have a new favourite museum. Tucked away in a quiet little square in central London is a museum that tells the story of one of the most poignant social experiments borne of the industrial revolution - and that may have resonance for today.

Taylor Swift Donates Over £30K To Young Fan With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Parents

Taylor Swift has made a grand gesture of donating $50,000 (£32,000) to the family of a young girl with cancer, after they used her hit song 'Bad Bloo...

Mass Sperm Freezing is Not an Answer: Fertility Education Is the Solution

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Geeta Nargund

I was deeply concerned to read the proposal by Dr Kevin Smith last week, that young men should consider freezing their sperm, around the age of 18 with the promise of artificial fertility even in old age.

Encouraging a Reluctant Reader: Top 10 Tips

Isabelle Lee | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

I am going to assume that you know the basics of making sure you have lots of books at home, that you read every day to your child (with enthusiasm!) and that you have books that interest your child. Beyond that, here are my Top 10 Tips...

12 Things I've Learnt During My Kid's First Year at School

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Summer Holidays are around the corner and it's been 9 months since I said my first goodbye to my son with a lump in my throat at the classroom door. Whilst he has undoubtedly learnt so much, it's fair to say it's been a pretty steep learning curve for Mummy too!

How Can Technology Bridge Existing Gaps, Not Create New Divisions?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

New technologies can inspire and facilitate teaching, working arrangements and communication, but they can also introduce new kinds of crime, disorders and anti-social behaviour.

Tesco Plaster 'Ripped The Skin' Off A 2-Year-Old's Face

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has claimed her two-year-old son may be "scarred for life" after a Tesco plaster "ripped the flesh from his face" and the wound became infect...

Actress Tamera Mowry Has Given Birth To Second Child

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Parents

Actress Tamera Mowry, most commonly known for her role in Sister, Sister has given birth to her second child with husband Adam Housley. The 36-year...

No Beach Break For Young Girl Who Is Allergic To Sand

PA | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents

While other people are rushing to Britain’s beaches this week to bask in the heat, Sarah Quinnen said she will not take her 10-year-old daughter Ame...

Special Needs Mums Are Miserable Moaners With Greasy Hair

Alison Bloomer | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents
Alison Bloomer

Obviously, I don't think that parents of children with special needs are miserable moaners with greasy hair. Well not always. As for the greasy hair, I mean it in the metaphorical sense. In the way that, because of our offspring, we are sometimes viewed to be a bit downtrodden, frumpy, burdened, the underdog, the one (gasp) who is not much fun to be around.

The Irreversible Reality of Time

Fiona Chick | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents
Fiona Chick

For years the years seem to have been passing by more rapidly than the last. As a child, I remember adults commenting on how quickly I had grown, and how time was flying, but I never really got it.

Boy With A Speech Disorder Struggles To Make Friends, Mum Finds A Way To Throw Him The Best Birthday Party

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mother posted an open invitation for her son's 10th birthday party on Facebook because his speech condition has made it hard for him to make friends...

Excessive Dog Poo On School Route Sprayed Pink To Warn Of Danger

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents

Parents weren't pleased after finding an increasing amount of dog poo on a busy school route pathway their children use every day. The route leadi...

Education Cannot Wait When Conflict Hits

Aaron Benavot | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Aaron Benavot

It's complicated, and we face a huge challenge to attract greater funds for schooling and teaching in conflict. But that shouldn't scare us off. The needs are huge, and we must use that as inspiration, rather than as a barrier, to our ambitions. Education cannot wait in times of an emergency. We have no time to lose.

Babies Casually Being Sick Is Something Every Parent Can Relate To

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents

As a parent, you can be doing anything with your child, using the computer, playing games, sleeping... And then all of a sudden, without warning, they...