UK Children

A Trip to the Chemist

Annie Robinson | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents
Annie Robinson

It's always a bit embarrassing, bumping into someone you know at the chemist. You try really hard to not look at what they are buying, because it's all quite personal stuff, things you buy at the chemist, not things that are normally in the public domain.

Baby Jaxon, Who Has Parts Of Skull Missing, Says 'Hello' In Sweet Video

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents

The parents of baby Jaxon Buell, who was born with parts of his skull missing, have shared a video of their son saying hello to children who have sent...

From Mess-Free Toys To Must-Have Storage, Here's How To Make Clean Up Fun & Easy

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

The three words sure to inspire fear in any parent? Tidy. Up. Time. Yes, having children is marvellous. Playing with them is even better. But the t...

Become an Art Attack Star With Tomy Toys And Aquadoodle - Enter Now

Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

For decades the toymakers at TOMY have been producing fun and immersive play material for you and your child. Now - to celebrate the launch of new Aqu...

We Can't Start Picking and Choosing Which Children Have Human Rights

Peter Grigg | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Grigg

Today marks 15 years of the UK's Human Rights Act. But despite this important anniversary, the future of this vital safety net for vulnerable children is uncertain.

Cost Of Raising Kids Increases To Nearly £87,000

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

The cost of raising children up to the age of 11 is now nearly £87,000, which is equivalent to £650 a month, according to a new study. Halifax's...

Dad Carries Son With Disabilities Into School Because Of Disabled Parking Bay Row

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

A boy who has difficulty walking is regularly carried 100 yards into school by his father, because a local resident insists on using the disabled park...

It May Come as a Big Surprise to Discover That You Are a Better Parent Post-Divorce

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Single parenting brings a flexibility which allows going to the cinema on the spur of the moment or indulging in an impromptu picnic. I do not have to check with the other parent or plan events far in advance.

15 Years of Protecting Children - Why Aren't We Celebrating?

Kamena Dorling | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Kamena Dorling

From trafficked children to children who have experienced domestic abuse or violence at school, the Human Rights Act has helped protect their rights. At a time when concerns about child welfare and the protection of children from abuse have been at the forefront of national debate, it is imperative that children's rights are strengthened in the UK...

David Beckham's Kids Tell Him What They Really Think Of His Acting

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents

David Beckham was rumoured to be making a dramatic career change earlier this month, swapping all things sport for the world of acting. The dad-of-...

Next Pulls 'Happy Girls Are The Prettiest' Top After Twitter Backlash

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents

Next has pulled a children's top from sale after complaints on social media about the potential message it was sending to children. The long-sleeve...

What Children's Dreams Can Tell Us About Our Societies

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

I love talking to children. They are so unaffected and they can tell you so much more about a society, and in a much more nuanced way, than famous politicians, experts, journalists, and the like. They are even better than taxi drivers who tend to provide such a deconstruction of the social and political life of their country that sometimes I want to say to them - please, take me back to the airport!

Parents Find Heartbreaking 'Goodbye' Note From Son Who Died

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents

A couple whose son died from a rare brain infection found a heartbreaking note when they returned home from hospital to collect the clothes he would b...

Bilingualism: Social Phenomenon or Dangerous Trend?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Some people -- mainly ultra-conservative politicians -- say that the social phenomenon that is bilingualism is a danger for a nation's unity and claim...

Should All Primary School Children Be Made To Walk Or Run A 'Daily' Mile

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents

Researchers are looking into whether all primary school children should be required to walk or run for at least one mile a day. St Ninians school i...

David Cameron On Whether Free School Meals Will Be Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents

Free school meals will not be cut in the November spending review, as recent reports suggested. David Cameron has said he is "committed" to contin...

Global Goals; Achievable for All?

Helen Morton | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
Helen Morton

17 years. The average time that a refugee is displaced from their home. Following that logic, the babies of Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, won't return to their home country, Syria, until they are adults.

Why Further Assessing Our Children Might Only Be a Test of Patience

Jackie Brock | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Jackie Brock

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has made an impressive commitment to children in Scotland. She has staked her political reputation to the aim of eliminating the gap in attaining qualifications between Scotland's richest and poorest children.

Why Do I Write?

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Olorenshaw

Why do I write? Because, you know, I have the right. Why do I write about women? Because I can. A Woman is where my self has been living. Why d...

Getting Down With the Kids...

Kathryn Berens | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

I am finding it increasingly difficult to understand a word my children say. I feel I am probably not alone in this and so here it is - my guide to navigating the minefield of conversation with your children.

Girl With Autism Writes Poignant Note: 'Wanted: A Friend'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old girl with autism has written a heartbreaking note to let others know the qualities she wants in a friend. Karen Adams says her da...

The Festival that Could Induce Sleep on Your Kids

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Asking children to talk about nighttime worries during the day can help them to rationalise their fears and disperse them. Reassuring kids about where you are and how to find a light if they need it will help settle them ahead of the evening.

Cerrie Burnell On Why She's Celebrating Diversity In Her Kid's Books

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Parents

Cerrie Burnell might be best known for being a presenter on CBeebies, but having recently launched her third book she's becoming a well-established au...

Teacher Allegedly Told Four-Year-Old To Not Be Left-Handed

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Parents

The mother of a left-handed child has claimed a teacher sent her an article which said left-handedness was associated with "the devil". Alisha Sand...

Shakira Speaks Out: 'Children Should Not Pay The Price Of War'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

Colombian pop star Shakira has met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the importance of providing funding for early childhoo...