UK Children

What do teachers really want to say to parents?

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Schools invariably set rules for pupils but what if they could make some for parents too? In the interests of enhancing parent-teacher relationships...

Back to school: Am I the only one who misses my children?

Parentdish UK | Ursula Hirschkorn | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

It's that time of year again. Children up and down the land are being buttoned into stiff new school uniforms, slipping on shiny shoes, ready to be sc...

The New Kid: Advice If Your Child Is Changing Schools

Parentdish UK | Lucy Jolin | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

It's back to school time - but will your child be going back to the same school? Perhaps they weren't happy at their old school because of bullying ...

What do parents really want to say to teachers?

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Recently, we asked teachers what they'd like to say to parents. Now we've turned the tables and parents have had their turn! And before the teachers...

The ultimate back to school guide...

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Whether your child will be venturing through the school gates for the very first time or you're an old hand needing some reminders amid the distractio...

Awkward school photos to cringe over...

Parentdish UK | Rebecca Gillie | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Did you dread school photo day as a youngster? Queuing up to be shoved in front of a photographer at the end of his tether and ordered to smile for a ...

Back to school: Tips on buying a new school uniform

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

The sight of your child dressed in pristine and slightly too big school uniform for the first time might well bring a tear to your eye, but before you...

Little Girl Asks Hillary Clinton If She'll Be Paid 'The Same As A Man' As President

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A little girl asked Hillary Clinton a question that left the Democratic candidate - and a room full of adults - smiling last week. During a town ha...

Does Your Diet Suffer For Your Kids?

Jess Paterson | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jess Paterson

A good diet was hard enough to achieve before I had a baby, what with working long hours, drunken 2am cheese and peanut butter toastfests (try it, it's amazing), and hungover scoffing. But as soon as I fell pregnant, the assault on my good intentions and dubious resolve began.

'I Think It's A Subject That Women Don't Like To Talk About'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Mum of three Rebecca Ferguson opens up about what it's like to have a partner leave you during pregnancy, which happened when she was expecting her t...

Why Are Our Children So Unhappy?

Marc Smith | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Parents
Marc Smith

Children in England are some of the unhappiest in the world (England came 14th out of the 15 countries surveyed - only South Korea fared worse). Nowhere was this more apparent than when children were asked about their experience of school, with children in England amongst the most unhappy with school life due, in part, to bullying and exclusion from their peer group.

Starting secondary school - advice on the big move

Parentdish UK | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

Your baby is going to big school! Everyone remembers starting secondary school; that mixture of nerves, excitement and most of all the hugeness of you...

How Groot From Guardians Of The Galaxy Helped A Boy Find His Voice

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

A dad revealed to Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn that the character Groot helped his son with dyspraxia. In the film, Groot is a heroi...

10-Year-Old Raises £50k For Charity Just By Busking

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

A ten-year-old violinist has hit her fundraising target of £50,000 for a children's charity just through busking. Madison Glinski reached the high...

6-Year-Old With Rare Syndrome Completely Steals Zumba Show

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

A six-year-old girl has melted hearts all over the world with her show-stopping performance at a Zumba convention. Audrey suffers from Diamond-Blac...

Back to School: the Essentials Countdown

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

It feels a shame to cut the six weeks short by readying ourselves now for the school term, but having left it too late in the past, and having been a teacher myself for many years, I know that being a prepared parent makes things much easier.

Boy Asked If He'll Miss His Mum On First Day Of School, His Reaction Is Super Cute

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

A boy with a cheesy grin couldn't hide his true feelings when a TV reporter asked if he was going to miss his mum on his first day of school. The ...

The Benidorm 'Shark Attack' Has Got The Media All Confused

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

It wouldn't be British summer without at least one shark attack story that's a little too close to home. While the Cornish coastline is normally un...

Prince George - To Pap or Not to Pap?

Amber Melville-Brown | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Amber Melville-Brown

So, do we have a reasonable expectation of privacy when we are out and about in public? No. Not unless we are doing something intrinsically private. Does a child have a greater right to privacy than an adult? Well... Courts the world over, are generally more protective of the rights of the vulnerable, including children, than those of John Smith or Jane Doe.

Peter Andre Has Found A Novel Way To Tackle His Son's Questions About Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

Peter Andre revealed his 10-year-old son Junior has started asking questions about where babies come from and what a virgin is. Rather than sitting...

Can This Book Make Kids Fall Asleep In Minutes? Parents Reveal If It Works

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

A children's book that promises to get children to sleep "within minutes" has unsurprisingly become a bestseller on Amazon and parents have begun to s...

Woman Saves Grandson's Life After Hearing Him Breathe Strangely On Skype

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman saved her grandson’s life when she diagnosed him with heart failure - all because she heard him breathing strangely on Skype. Adrian Liv...

Can't Get Rid Of Your Child's Head Lice? This Could Be Why

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

Some species of head lice are becoming immune to the most common treatments used by parents, scientists have discovered. The itch-inducing "nits" a...

Michael Bublé's Son Is Still Suffering From Burns After Scalding Accident

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

Michael Bublé's wife Luisana Lopilato has opened up for the first time about the burns her son Noah suffered after he was scalded by boiling water in...

Nicky Morgan And David Walliams Announce Plans To Enrol Every Child At A Library

PA | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said every eight-year-old child in England will be enrolled at their local library in a Government bid to improve...