UK Children

Mobile Volunteer Teams Bring Joy to Children Affected by Conflict in Syria's Homs Governorate

Razan Rashidi | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

The Syrian conflict has so far already forced more than five million children to live through terrible experiences. Building on local capacities, UNICEF and its partners are providing crucial psychosocial support for children to help them overcome such traumatic experiences.

Gift Unwanted Children's Clothes to Help End Clothing Waste

Trewin Restorick | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Trewin Restorick

'From a Mother to Another' is a new campaign that helps parents play a small part in creating a better future for their children. It makes it easy for parents to donate high quality unwanted baby and children's clothing to families in the UK who are most in need.

Children Pose A Danger To Smartphones, New Research Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Parents are being warned not to let their young children use tablets and smartphones for long periods of time, after a new study highlighted the dange...

Time to Tell the Kids That You Are Getting Divorced

Sara Davison | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Telling the children is the part that many parents fear the most. The last thing that they want to do is hurt their children and it's a really difficult conversation to have as the consequences are life changing for the whole family. However there are some guidelines that will make it a little easier if you follow them.

Kate Winslet Says Divorce Can Be Good For Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying that the initial stages of divorce can be traumatic, both for a couple and any children involved. But according to Kate Winslet,...

That's the Best Present Ever! (Not)

Claire Kirby | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Before I had children, I never really knew what to buy children. I'm still not sure I know now, unless it is for my own offspring. What I do know is what not to buy them. So here is my top three gifts never to get a kid. Never. Ever.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Our Refusal to Have Children Is One Argument Politicians Can't Ignore

Clare Finney | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Clare Finney

Women not having children historically bothers authority. And while they may do so for myriad reasons today, as more and more women follow suit and cite the environment as the cause, it will be interesting to see what happens: whether politicians, apparently deaf to the marches, petitions and scientists, will listen to prospect of our hollow wombs.

We're Going on the School Run - My Adaptation of 'The Bear Hunt'.

Polly Walker | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Walker

Get undressed again! Wriggle struggle! Wriggle struggle! Into bed. Under the covers. Yawny stretchy! Yawny stretchy! We're not doing the school run on an inset day again.

How Come Parents Need to Man Up?

Lykke Scheel Lyons | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lykke Scheel Lyons

Children need parents to act like parents by setting boundaries and telling them whenever they are behaving badly. While you may mistakenly think that your child will become your friend and thank you in years to come for your weak boundaries and disclipline, they will not.

Why Choice, Not Breast, Is Best

Rose Carraig | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Carraig

Choice is what should be promoted, not exclusively breastfeeding. I am absolutely sick to the gills of health professionals and the NHS and antenatal/postnatal professionals, and worst culprits of all, fellow mothers, constantly banging on about how important it is to breastfeed.

Is Superhero Barbie The Role Model Young Girls Need?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With her unrealistic figure and obsession with all things pink, Barbie doesn't automatically spring to mind when you think of positive role models for...

You're Going To Be Fine

Kiran Chug | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

There's small talk on the nursery run if you can't avoid it and you wonder if anyone can tell you haven't brushed your hair and still have your pyjama top under your coat and then you realise you forgot to fill in the permission form that's sitting on the kitchen table.

The Heart Stopping Moments of Parenting

Claire Kirby | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

What I wasn't prepared for was the fear. When I say fear, I mean heart simultaneously stopping, dropping down to your stomach, then, bouncing back up into your mouth fear. The kind of fear that leaves you momentarily frozen to the spot and unsure as to whether you might poo your pants or throw up in your mouth.

A Nightmare Made Real: A Mother's Account of Life in Donetsk

Cat Carter | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK
Cat Carter

With the crisis currently engulfing her home, Svetlana is unable to work, and when the conflict intensified around her, she became afraid for her family's lives. She fled with her children to a neighbouring village. We sit together in a crowded family shelter as she tells me her story.

Why I am Determined to End Hunger in Our Classrooms

Carmel McConnell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK
Carmel McConnell

Hunger makes children lethargic or angry or simply unsettled. New research we commissioned as part of our Feed Their Future report finds that, for 4 out of 5 teachers, mornings are more stressful than they should be because their pupils haven't eaten breakfast.

The Ages of Soft Play

Claire Kirby | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Hey kids, listen up. We all love soft play, right? You can run indoors. Really fast. And not get told off. You can climb up stuff, jump down from stuff, and you can be loud. Anything your Mum won't let you do at home, you can do here. So here it is the definitive guide to soft play through the ages.

This Is What Bratz Dolls Look Like Without Make-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With their leather mini skirts and heavy make-up, Bratz dolls have long been accused of sexualising child's play. Now, an Australian artist has gi...

How Having A Big Bum Will Make Your Kids Smarter

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a lady with a booty to rival Kim K's, we have some good news for you. Women with sizeable derrières have smarter children than flat-bott...

Why 'Britain's First Gay School' is a Terrible Idea

Josh Marshall | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Josh Marshall

Being gay is not different, it is not wrong , it is not 'alien' - It is perfectly normal and just another wonderful colour on the spectrum of love.

Parents-To-Be Share Big News With Heartwarming Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget the innovative pregnancy announcements on YouTube, one couple decided to share some big news of their own using a simple card. But it's the twi...

Finished! Twelve Words That Change Their Meaning After Kids

Jess Paterson | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

Everything changes when you have children. You enter a whole new world with a whole new vocabulary. Baby-wearing, perineal massage, Bugaboo - yours is a new language. But parenthood also twists the words in your very mouth too.

Things You Should Know About a Playdate With Us

Jude Hurrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Hurrell

So apparently, sending out invites for Play Dates is a thing now. A card would save me the cringe-fest of saying the phrase out loud, I suppose, which totally makes my teeth itch. So twee! And it smacks of a type of hyper-scheduled, Alpha-parenting I'll never achieve.

Diagnosis: Infertility

Jane Newman | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

More needs to be done to educate people in fertility matters. By this I mean that when trying for a baby it is not as simple as making the decision, doing the deed, and nine months later your baby arrives.

Five Worst Pets For Children

Stuart Laws | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

I spoke to two people, who were children in the past, about the awful time in their lives, when they owned stick insects. Sarah & Lizzie are real life sisters and perform inappropriate sketches, in a bid to win their mother's affection.

Horrific Video Shows Schoolgirls Singing Racist Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

Disturbing video footage has emerged of girls as young as five singing a racist song while a toddler walks around the room. Three schoolgirls - age...