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Your Kids Are Worried About Your Addiction To Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sorry parents, but if you're telling your children to turn off the TV or put down their mobile phone, you're more than likely a big fat hypocrite. ...

20 Things You Can't Do When You're Not A Toddler

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Comedians Tripp And Tyler - who previously brought us the Honest Faceboook 'Look Back' video - have struck gold again. This time, with a great little ...

What Babies Can Do By Their 1st Birthday

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's hard to believe it was only a year ago that the the world's press was camped outside St Mary's Hospital in London straining for a glimpse of the ...

Five Fun and Easy Ways to Promote Self-Esteem in Your Kids

Emma Letessier | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

Research has shown that children who have a healthy level of self-esteem and confidence learn faster and achieve better academically than children described as having low self-esteem. There are a multitude of reasons why a child might suffer from low self-esteem but in general it's caused by the beliefs that they hold regarding their own self-image...

These Brothers Recreated Their Childhood Photographs. The Results Are Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Richard and Joseph Luxton decided what their mother really, really wanted for Christmas was a calendar featuring the two of them and their dad recreat...

Getting an Education in the Peruvian Jungle: The Chaskawasi Project

Katarina Zimmer | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Zimmer

For one day in the year the whole village queues for hours in hope of doctors' advice for a variety of ailments. At the last visit, four of the children were unable to see a doctor regarding eye problems that hindered them in reading because the system works on a 'first come, first served' basis.

Three Things Your Children Can Teach You About Resilience

Angela Smith | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Smith

I have a bugbear, and that is the way resilience is described as simply bouncing back. Here is the thing. We all bounce back from the rubbish life throws at us one way or another. That in itself is not resilience. Resilience is the way we adapt and respond to the rubbish life throws at us. This will either strengthen or weaken your resilience over the years.

Tackling Tax and Saving Lives

Francis West | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Francis West

With world champions Spain, the Netherlands and Chile in their World Cup group, it's fair to say that Australia were always going to struggle to make an impact in Brazil last month...

Summertime Sadness For UK parents

Ellen Broomé | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Broomé

The summer holidays are meant to be idyllic days spent with family having ice cream on sunny beaches. Unfortunately, for many parents the long summer holidays are a source of worry and stress. As schools break up, this is the last week that many parents will know what to do for childcare.

This May Stunt Your Child's Growth

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

According to the NHS over 1.1 million children in the UK have asthma and the condition is usually managed with the use of inhalers. But new resear...

You Will Never Guess How Much This Loom Band Dress Sold For

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For every generation of kids, there's a trend that appears and out nowhere and takes over the playground - yours may have been yo-yos, scooby-dos or P...

Combining Film and Poetry Is Child's Play

Robert Peake | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Peake

As part of this year's Poetry International festival, London's own Southbank Centre teamed up with the bosses of Filmpoem, PoetryFilm, and the Zebra Poetry Film Festival to launch, a competition for short films based on poems.

This Should Be Headline News

Laurenne Chapman | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Laurenne Chapman

Image courtesy of Picasso I just checked the news headlines for the day and sunk into the usual glum despondence. Powerless faced with all the hor...

This Is Motherhood

Kiran Chug | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

Sometimes it feels like the cracks are growing across the surface of our lives, creeping slowly into the foundations and threatening to force a crumbling. Sometimes it feels like I don't have a firm hold on all the pieces and if I stop concentrating, they'll fall apart. Sometimes I feel like I don't want to wear the smile anymore.

Why I Don't Want Kids

Maria Senise | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

I have a nice hefty dose of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and OCD. I can not fathom the worry I would feel if I were fully responsible for another human being that I created. I'd most likely have a nervous breakdown. Also, I'm terrified I'd pass on my mood disorders to my poor kid. No way, Jose.

Gaza: The Place Where Nothing Was As It Seemed

Cat Carter | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK
Cat Carter

Earlier this year, when I was in Gaza, people everywhere asked me the same thing: "Ah, how do you find it here? What do you think of this place?" It's a challenging question. How do I find Gaza? Unexpectedly beautiful. Impossibly sad.

Don't Underestimate Children

B.J. Epstein | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Children, like adults, have the right to see books that reflect the world around them, and the broader world, too. That means, yes, featuring different races, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, classes, ages, and so on, and also exploring political, moral, physical, and emotional issues

The Carpet Picnic (With Sweetcorn Fritters)

Natasha Batsford | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

Once you have moved to a country that boasts outdoor living, it is really hard to admit that for a few months of the year, the living is best kept inside, where there are fires and a distinct lack of Antarctic winds.

This Proud Father Filmed His Wife Giving Birth On The Pavement

Barcroft Media | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You'd think delivering your wife's child in the street would be a stressful affair, but one man managed to do just that....and film it at the same tim...

Fate and the defeat of Brazil

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

As their shock 7-1 defeat sinks in, debates rage here about whether or not Brazilian football is in crisis, and whether the blame can be laid at the feet of Scholari, FIFA or the President herself, Dilma Rousseff.

Time to End Compulsory Worship In Schools

Stephen Evans | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK
Stephen Evans

Removing the collective worship requirement is not a call to jettison all trace of religion from schools... Legally imposing a daily act of worship, in which pupils by law are required to "take part", goes beyond the legitimate function of the state and violates the human right of freedom of belief for children and young people.

Sex, Lies and Scandal as Fiction and Fact Collide

Endeavour Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

Blind eyes were turned when paedophile politicians, churchmen and lawyers were allegedly violating children... 'Inquiries were stopped because of potential political embarrassment. Major people with connections (in politics) were dropped out and people lower down carried the can.'

The Little Brazilian Boy Who Believed

Kiran Chug | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Kiran Chug

You couldn't say Brazil were going home as you would for other teams who failed to make it through the knock-out stages. Brazil were at home. This was their country. This was their tournament. This was meant to be their Cup.

Is What Your Children See on TV Destroying Their Health?

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

IMAGINE you find your children watching a TV programme that portrays smoking, drinking and drug-taking as normal everyday behaviour. What will your reaction be?

Dolphin, Tiger or Helicopter? Why It's Time to Stop Labelling Parents

Kiran Chug | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

There's a new type of mum in the playground, and she's the answer to our parenting problems. It's time, you see, for helicopter mums to hover away, for tiger mums to shove over, and for earth mothers to take a few deep breaths and follow this new example. It's the lead of the dolphin parent.