UK Children

Parents Should 'Not Worry' About Study Into Autism 'Risk Factors', Says Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents

A large study on parental age and autism revealed teenage mothers and older parents are most likely to have children with autism. Couples with lar...

Piercing Babies' Ears Branded 'Child Cruelty' By New Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents

A campaign that launched to ban ear piercing for babies and toddlers is nearing its 30,000 signature target. The petition on 38 Degrees was started...

Ear Piercing For Children: When Is The Right Age?

Parentdish UK | Josie Golden | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents

I can honestly say I did not expect the many different reactions I encountered when I allowed my daughter to have her ears pierced for her 11th ...

This Girl Performing 'Respect' Is The BEST Thing We've Seen All Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents

Getting up on stage for a performance is probably one of the most nerve-wracking things your child will experience. But not for Johanna Colon. ...

Simon Cowell And Brian May Support Petition To Get 12-Year-Old Girl Life-Saving Medicine

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents

Simon Cowell and Brian May have made public pleas to help save the life of a 12-year-old girl. Cowell tweeted a link to the girl's parents' Change...

The Seven Stages of Separation Anxiety

Claire Kirby | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I'm not talking babies breaking their hearts and becoming a wet mess of tears and snot if heaven forbid you need to leave the room for a wee. I'm talking the gut wrenching separation anxiety that happens to mum's when they leave their small people overnight...

Sue Radford Gives Birth To Baby Number 18

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

Sue Radford, who has become well known for being the mother of Britain's biggest family, has given birth to her 18th child. The 39-year-old and her...

Fire Breaks Out At Winnie The Pooh's 100 Acre Wood

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

A blade of grass on a rambler's camping stove sparked a large fire in the forest that inspired Winnie The Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. The fire wiped...

Teen Boy Is Overjoyed To Wake Up With A Cast On His Arm

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

A video of a 13-year-old boy coming round from a general anaesthetic has gone viral thanks to his hilarious reaction upon discovering his arm is in a ...

20 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

Parentdish UK | Liz Stansfield | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

While we want our children to grow up and see as much as the world as possible, some places are best experienced before adulthood. Build up a memory b...

Apple Is The Spitting Image Of Mum Gwyneth Paltrow

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

Gwyneth Paltrow rarely shares photos of her children, but she's given us an insight into a little snippet of her family life this weekend. The moth...

Decoding Your Child's School Report

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents

Just got your child's school report? Flummoxed by all those National Curriculum numbers and letters? Struggling to understand the difference between a...

Here's Why Dads Need To Read To Their Kids More Often

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

Dads don't read enough to their children and don't know the importance it can have for their later life, a new poll has revealed. Mothers, however,...

My Top Tips for Coping With Children With Allergies

Bunmi Scott | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents
Bunmi Scott

Once you know what your child's allergies or intolerance are then this is when you get creative with meals that they can eat. You will need to understand and know food inside out especially what's in them.

Making The Change From Cot To Bed

Parentdish UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Parents

As any new parent knows, from the very first day your baby comes home with you, their sleep is of the utmost importance since it affects e...

Worse Than Terrible Twos, The Stroppy Sevens

Parentdish UK | Keris Stainton | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents learn early to fear the Terrible Twos, but are you familiar with the Stroppy Sevens?When my seven-year-old son started having massive ta...

Why I Am Home Schooling My Child

Parentdish UK | Keris Stainton | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

I'd never considered home education. Even though my oldest friend home schools her two children and she's relatively normal (although she IS v...

Summer-born Children More Likely To Struggle At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

Many children born in summer months struggle to keep up with older children in their class, a new study has revealed. The study, which looked more...

Is Raising Your Rich Kid in the Limelight Like Kim Kardashian and David Hasselhoff the Right Choice?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Being born into showbiz royalty doesn't automatically mean you're going to fall into a lifestyle of drugs, debauchery and excessive spending. Or does it?

Mum Shocked To Discover The Real Reason Her Son Doesn't Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who couldn't understand why her son wouldn't sleep through the night was shocked to discover it was because their pet dog stole his pillow in...

'It's Weird But I Feel Great.' Boy Has Ears Made From His Own Ribs

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents

A boy born without any ears has had a new pair of lobes created from his own ribs. Kieran Sorkin, 9, was born deaf and also had a rare condition w...

Pretending to be Perfect

Kiran Chug | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

While we're trying to keep our heads above water, while we're fixing things, pretending we're on top of things, kissing it all better... we're also just people. Mothers who don't sleep, lovers who don't agree, women who don't have all the answers.

Victoria Beckham Speaks Out About Having More Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents

Victoria Beckham has ruled out having any more children, but has big plans in store for her fashion line. Speaking at the Council of Fashion Design...

Chicken Pox: Symptoms And Treatments

Parentdish UK | Pip Jones | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

What is it?Chicken pox (or varicella for its medical name) is caused by a herpes virus and, although usually mild, it is incredibly infectious, ...

Photo Project Allows Transgender Kids To Say 'This Is Who I Am'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For over 10 years, Dutch photographer Sarah Wong has taken photographs of transgender children living their lives as their authentic selves for her on...