UK Children

Teenage Boy With Stroke Almost Left Disabled After Doctors Fail To Diagnose Quickly

SWNS | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

A schoolboy was almost left permanently disabled after it took doctors five hours to diagnose him with a stroke, because he was only 13-years-old, cla...

Eight-Year-Old Who Died Of Cancer Inspired Thousands Of Acts Of Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old girl who died only two weeks after being diagnosed with bone cancer has inspired thousands of acts of kindness throughout the world....

Don't Teach Boys Not to Hit Girls, Teach Them Not to Hit

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

Here, I want to stress that violence against women is far too common and is an extremely serious matter, which I would never want to be seen to advocate. I just believe that the conversation could be more effective if its emphasis is shifted to trying to stop violence as a whole.

Sharing is Caring

CJ Bowry | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
CJ Bowry

I rather suspect that sharing doesn't come naturally to children, but as parents we want to teach our young to be generous. Generous in spirit. Sal's ...

Charlotte Hawkins: Daughter's Birth Helped Her Deal With Her Father's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Parents

TV presenter Charlotte Hawkins revealed in an emotional interview that the birth of her daughter, Ella Rose in February helped her to come to terms wi...

Should Women Freeze Their Eggs By The Age Of 35?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Parents

Women have been warned they should consider starting a family earlier or freeze their eggs by the age of 35, following a study on fertility levels an...

Involved Fathers Are Happier And Help Children 'Thrive'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents

Fathers becoming more involved in their children's lives is critical for their own wellbeing and nurtures their children's development, the world's fi...

Mum Forks Out More Than £2,000 For Daughter's 5th Birthday Party

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents

Treating your child on her birthday with presents, a party and (obviously) cake is a given, but how far would you go to make her day really special? ...

Local Authorities Need a Joined-Up Approach to Better Support Young Carers

Javed Khan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

Last week was National Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the great work of carers that also highlights the very real challenges these people face on a daily basis.

Many First-Time Parents Turn To 'Digital Babysitting' In The Second Year

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents

First-time parents steer clear of entertaining their newborns via digital means in their first year, but by the second year they resort to "digital ba...

Three Children On A Quest To Complete 'Must-See' Bucket List Before Going Blind

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents

The parents of three siblings with a rare condition that is slowly turning them blind have created a list of adventures for their children to complete...

Man Tries To Dodge Paternity Test By Sending Lookalike

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents

A father sent a "lookalike" man to take a paternity test in his place, in an attempt to avoid paying child maintenance. Thomas Kenny, 25, from Shi...

Great Ways To Get Creative With Your Children This Week

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

Children's Art Week 2015 kicks off on Saturday 13 June until Sunday 21 June with a whole host of creative workshops across the UK. Perfect to keep ...

Father Finds 'Upsetting' Photos Of Daughter With Autism At School

SWNs/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Bevan/Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

A father has expressed his anger after finding "upsetting" photos of his daughter with autism in a file at her former school. Alan Evans, 51, asked...

This Is What A Well Loved Teddy Bear Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

If you still have your teddy bear from when you were younger, you'll be able to identify with this photo. A man has shared a touching photo showing...

'Summer Is No Holiday For Some Kids' Says Charity Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

David Walliams is the voice of a new charity campaign, which aims to help children living in "poverty and abusive homes" enjoy their summer holiday. ...

#MyDadWouldAlwaysSay Is The Most Relatable Thing You'll Read Today

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

Don't dads always have the wisest words? #MyDadWouldAlwaysSay is trending on Twitter and it has given us a sneak preview into the hilarious, sweet...

Broken Home Kid's Emotive Illustrations Prove 'Nothing Is Broken'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

A nine-year-old boy has illustrated his story of being a "broken home kid" to show other children that actually, "nothing is broken". Azka Corbuzie...

#WorstChildhoodRumours Is The Best Thing On Twitter Today

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The eraser part of an eraser pen was made of pig's wee the boy who leant back on his chair, cracked his head and died; and the two jelly aliens who ma...

Dad's Heartfelt Open Letter To Anti-Vaxxers Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

A father whose five-month-old daughter contracted measles has penned a powerful public message to "anti-vaxxers", which has gone viral on Facebook. ...

#WorstChildhoodRumours On Twitter Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

What was the worst rumour you heard in the playground as a child? Was it when your friend told you that if you swallowed a watermelon seed, a tree ...

Teen Teased For His Long Hair Set To Donate His Locks To Help Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

A teenage boy who has been "bullied" for having long hair has decided to donate his locks to a children's cancer charity to make wigs. Charlie Mars...

Kids React To Photos Of Caitlyn Jenner: "Who She Wants To Be Is Who She Should Be."

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

Following Caitlyn Jenner's debut photo shoot in a Vanity Fair, a group of children were filmed talking about her transition - and the video will rest...

In Praise of Global Women's Strike - A Shining Light in A Politics of Doom and Gloom

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Politics
Vanessa Olorenshaw

Objections since the 1970s to Global Women's Strike's demand for wages for care have consistently let women down - we are no better off, our families are no better off, and many are now shackled in employment against our wishes, suffering double and triple shifts and facing intolerable pressure, pushed out of our homes by increasing bias towards commercialised care.

13 Games Parents Used To Play That You'll Want To Teach Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

Let's face it, when you were younger you weren't glued to your iPad, addicted to 24-hour children's TV channels or creating online social media profil...