UK Children

Jeremy Hunt's Statement About Kid's Rashes Has Been Criticised By A Doctor

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents

A doctor has criticised a recent statement by Jeremy Hunt about children's rashes, in which he suggested the development of an online advice portal co...

Dad Creates Shadow Puppets, Instantly Regrets It

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents

Parents know all too well that a child's likes and dislikes are hard to predict and what delights one child is likely to upset the next. For one c...

Katie Price's Decision To Pierce Bunny's Ears Divides Opinion

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents

Katie Price has sparked a heated online debate after sharing photos of her 17-month-old daughter Bunny with her ears pierced. The photos quickly ga...

Why I Have Slush for Brains

Jude Coy | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Jude Coy

When I was a little kid nothing would excite me more than when we were out and about and I set eyes on a very special poster. My stomach would bounce with joy at the sight of that special white basset hound dressed in his matching blue sweater and bobble hat, licking his lips and clutching his overflowing cardboard cup of blue raspberry icy slush.

Saying Goodbye to Me Time Rituals

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

I miss going to the toilet alone. I never imagined I would. Other parents made jokes about it. I just scoffed back with my usual 'yeah, right'. But it's so true. Even if I shut the door a little, it is only a matter of seconds before it creaks open and there is a little being on the other side, armed with a big grin and lots of probing questions.

Are Kids in Danger of Forgetting Real Food? A New Report Suggest So

Hattie Garlick | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

What's in a name? Well, if the name is 'chicken nuggets', it could be up to 14 different ingredients, according to research published yesterday by the University of Nottingham.

Toy Manufacturers Urged To Follow LEGO's Lead And Represent Disabled Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

A charity is urging for more major toy manufacturers to make products featuring characters with disabilities after LEGO included a mini-figure of a ma...

Advice For Parents: Children And Antidepressants

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

Children who are prescribed certain antidepressants may have "double the risk" of suicide and aggressive behaviour, a new study has suggested. Rese...

Rachel Stevens Responds To Criticism For Leaving Kids Alone In Car

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

Rachel Stevens has responded to those who criticised her for leaving her daughters alone in the car. The former S Club 7 singer, 37, said her girls...

Coleen Shares First Photo Of Three Boys Together

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

Coleen Rooney has shared the first photo of her with her three sons. The mum-of-three tweeted the touching black and white snap which shows Kai, si...

Millions of Children in Yemen Are Trapped in a War They Cannot Escape

Julien Harneis | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Julien Harneis

What can be done to protect the children in Yemen? The warring parties and those advising them, including the United Kingdom, must work to ensure that civilians are neither killed nor injured, and that schools and hospitals are not bombed.

Katie Price Says Photos Of Princess In Makeup Were 'Wrong'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents

Katie Price has said she was wrong to post pictures of her eight-year-old daughter wearing a full face of makeup. The 37-year-old, who was slammed ...

It's Time for Every Child Who Suffers Abuse to Get the Support They Need

Peter Wanless | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Peter Wanless

Abuse or neglect can affect each child differently and there has to be a range of therapeutic services on offer to them. This includes counselling, play-based therapy or family therapy. But there is a scarcity of such programmes across the UK.

Little Boy Struggles To Fight His Ice Cream Daze

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents

Getting bought an ice cream is a small victory for kids, but this little boy's tiredness got the better of him. Sitting in the back of the car, th...

Photo Shows True Extent Of Half Term Holiday Price Hikes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents

With February half term approaching, the holiday price hike during school term breaks is on parents' minds. An image displaying evidence of the soa...

Baker Brings 6-Year-Old's Dream Cake Drawing To Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents

A six-year-old's birthday wish really did come true when they received their dream cake - exactly how they asked for it to be. A man uploaded a pho...

Parents Asked To 'Stop Doing School Run In Pyjamas'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school headteacher has written to parents requesting they stop wearing their pyjamas on the school run. Kate Chisholm, headteacher at Ske...

WHO Reveals Measures Needed To Combat Childhood Obesity

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has backed the campaign calling for "sugar tax" on soft drinks, as part of a new report on childhood obesity. T...

Girl's Reaction To Olaf Snowman Is Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

A dad made his daughter's 'Frozen' dreams come true by bringing Olaf to life in her very own back garden. Thanks to the snow blizzard sweeping par...

School Segregated Teen Because Of Dip-Dye Hairstyle

SWNS | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has threatened to pull her teenage daughter out of school because teachers segregated her from other pupils for having a "dip dye" hairstyle. ...

Smacking Children 'Affects Their Mental Health'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

Parents using smacking as a form of discipline could be affecting their child's mental health, a psychiatrist has claimed. Dr Ronald W. Pies, prof...

Going to DadsHouse

Karen Woodall | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Woodall

DadsHouse runs many projects but the most recent is particularly special because it helps dads who are homeless with temporary accommodation, which in turn gives them a chance to build relationships with their children.

Grieving Mother Calls Report Into 'Unsafe' NHS Helpline 'Soul-Destroying'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

The mother of a baby who died after she followed medical advice from an NHS helpline has called a report into the service's failings "soul-destroying"...

Can a Family Cut Out Refined Sugar for a Year?

Hattie Garlick | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

Just delicious, accessible food that all generations can get stuck into preparing and eating together. That happens to be sugar free. Oh, and ideally involves only a single mixing bowl or oven dish so very little washing up (you've got to dream, haven't you?)

Sleep Deprivation - Mothers Ruin

Amanda Fulton | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Amanda Fulton

As my children have got older, we've more or less reclaimed our evenings and the small hours of the night now serve only for sound sleep. But not too long ago it was a very different story and the memories of those long, dark soul destroying nights etched their name in my very being forever!