UK Children

Having Done So Myself, I Hope My Daughter Never Wants to Travel in India Solo

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Just a few days into my trip, a rickshaw driver insisted he hold my hand during visits to exquisite monuments, so as to demonstrate to other men I was protected. I insisted he didn't.

The Best Mum in the World - Really?

Judy Reith | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

You would think I had asked them to tell the person next to them how often they have sex. Speaking up about your parenting ability is just not something parents find easy. Had I asked them to talk about what they get wrong as a parent, they would never shut up.

Why Being a Mummy Really is the Best Job in the World

Jane Newman | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

Every day is different, brings with it new challenges, as well as happy memories and laughter. Each child is very different, with their own little personalities. It's funny to see bits of myself and my husband in each of them.

'Best Interests': The Power Struggle for Children of Divorce

Michael Collier | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Michael Collier

I often say that we seem to live our lives based on a magical book of what 'Should or Shouldn't Happen' and that to do so is ridiculous.

Give us our daily...NAG!

Suzanne Peters | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Peters

It's official. I have become a nag. Just like my mother before me, and probably hers before that, and it goes on and on and on to when Eve had a baby in the Garden of Eden, and became a nag. Because that's what you do when you become a mum.

Sisterly Squabble Over TV Remote Landed Girl In A Police Cell

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Fighting over a TV remote control, damaging a fence and pushing a parent are among the reasons police have unnecessarily arrested children, a report h...

Delusions of a Perfect Mothers Day

Claire Kirby | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Replace the nice restaurant, well-behaved children and hot food, with a soft play centre, very noisy children and chicken in a basket, and you are a lot closer to reality. The truth is you are only going to have a happy mothers day if the kids are happy. And that means doing what they love.

5 Tips For Getting Your Children To Go To Sleep Without A Fuss

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Parents expect to suffer from sleepless nights for the first year with a new baby, but for some the sleep deprivation doesn't end with the baby years....

11 Things They Don't Tell You About Becoming a Parent for the First Time

Rose Carraig | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Carraig

There is a vast canon of literature on new-parenthood, child-rearing, baby nurturing, what to expect and what not to expect once you've had a baby. You could thatch houses with the amount written about this most wondrous time of any person's life.

What The Hell Happened to Children's Birthday Parties?

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebeca Plantier

From pony rides to Olympian-hosted gymnastic extravaganzas, how have children's parties become about the "biggest", "best", and "most" rather than having good old-fashioned fun with the actual birthday kid?

Why World Book Day Is a Treat Not a Test for Parents

Jenny Laville | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Jenny Laville

There's a rush on at Hobbycraft, Facebook is filled with kids in cardboard, and A&E is experiencing higher than average craft-glue related injuries. Yes folks it's World Book Day, the date circled red on every parent's calendar

10 Things I Want My Sons to Know

Hayley Carter | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Carter

It worries me that boys are told that showing emotion is a weakness. And don't get me started on their notion of invincibility and willingness to jump off sheer cliff faces just for the hell of it. So, with all of this in mind, I've done a lot of thinking about how I can raise my boys to be good men.

Teach and Get a Tan

Laura McCartan | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura McCartan

Volunteers are part of a bigger picture of continued commitment to education and the work they do has dramatically improved the English language skills of the girls in the Rosie May home - a vital first step in breaking a cycle of poverty and institutionalisation.

Rich Babies Of Instagram Have More Money Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With their flashy jewellery, iPhones and designer clothes, this lot have got it made, and most of them can't even walk yet. Yes, we're taking about...

Motherhood - The Things I Couldn't Have Known

Kiran Chug | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

I never imagined what it felt like to run on empty for days on end. I never knew my mouth would become full of ulcers because my body hadn't felt proper rest in weeks. I never knew the fatigue I'd feel as a breastfeeding, working mother of two under two.

Groom Beautifully Delivers Vows To His Step-Daughter And It's Going To Make You Cry

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When famed NASCAR driver Brian Scott married his wife Whitney Kay on a snowy January day last year, he took a moment to make heartfelt vows to two of ...

Some Advice for Young Writers and Authors

Emma Leverton | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Emma Leverton

Although I am still a (very) young author and my first book has only been out for a couple of months, I think that I have acquired along my short journey some insights into the loosely termed 'writing industry'.

My Children Are as Mexican, as I Am British

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Their first language is English (spoken with a British accent), their use of diminutives in Spanish eclipses mine, they eat Indian food as regularly as they eat tacos, one boy has long hair due to his Sikh heritage and because many a surfer in Sayulita has long hair.

Dad Lets Toddler Dress Herself, The Results Are Truly Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Television producer turned stay-at-home dad Simon Ragoonanan hates gendered marketing aimed at his daughter. His blog, Man vs. Pink, discusses how ...

What Are We Pouring Into Our Children?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

When there is such an emphasis on achieving, regular assessments, bigger class sizes at school with lessons led by overworked teachers dealing with classes of children with increased varying educational needs and staff without adequate support or training, these statistics support my experience of children that are stressed and unable to articulate their feelings.

Are You Living With a Chatterbox?

Claire Kirby | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

A chatterbox is quite happy to talk to anyone about anything. And by anyone I mean; strangers in the street, the ladies in the supermarket and the neighbour you don't know very well. And by anything I mean; what picture they have on their pants today, that Daddy parped really loud this morning, and that "Mummy said our neighbours are very noisy."

This Is What School Lunches Look Like Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

School lunches have moved on from turkey twizzlers and smiley faces, not just in the UK, but globally. American restaurant chain Sweetgreen has re...

How to Be Self-employed Over School Holidays Without Going Insane

Jo Gifford | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

Wanna know how to be self employed as a parent over the hols without going la la? Here is my short and sweet lowdown on living, loving and working during what can be a challenging time for self employed parents.

Children With Mental Health Problems Told By Parents: Don't Get Help.

Alexandra Massey | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

We need a new policy from government level down if we are to catch these vulnerable children before they fall. As shocking as these figures are, we haven't got time to re-educate parents into being more honest with themselves.

There Is No Quick Fix for Child Sexual Exploitation

Javed Khan | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

Recent weeks have given us a sobering reminder of the dreadful impact of child sexual exploitation. The further revelations regarding Rotherham coupled with the announcements of new investigations in Manchester, Halifax and Essex, reinforce the belief that we are only beginning to scratch the surface of this emerging national blight.