UK Children

I Hate What Katie Did So Here's a Quid...

Jill Finch | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Jill Finch

I'm a parent of a daughter on the autistic spectrum and I've been through the agonies of being stared at, feeling completely alone, being called a bad parent and the terrible guilty relief of a diagnosis...

What Should You Say When You Tickle A Baby?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

It's the done thing when a baby is laying on the floor laughing, to go in and tickle their belly and say... well, what do you say? In this hilariou...

Find Out School Term Dates For 2015 Here

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

With half term, days off for seasonal events and the big summer holiday, it can be hard to keep track of when your child's school holidays are. But...

Mum Creates Dolls Without Makeup To Make Them More Realistic

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

We know too well how the traditional Barbie doll that we grew up with is a poor representation of women today. Last week, an inclusive 'Dolls With ...

Kate Silverton On The Challenges Of Parenting Two Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

Kate Silverton has spoken out about the challenges she faced parenting two young children after her son was born last July. The BBC newsreader admi...

How Can You Tell If This Newborn Photoshoot Is Safe?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

You've probably seen those adorable newborn photoshoots where babies are wrapped up in blankets or positioned in certain ways. They're very cute, b...

iPhone Photo Helped Mum Diagnose Son's Cancer And Save His Eye

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) recently highlighted just how valuable our iPhones could be, by detecting eye cancer in children under five. ...

Where Are The Happiest Children In The World?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

We like to think our children are the happiest they can be, but are they the happiest in the world? New research completed by Goethe University sur...

Why I Keep Measuring Myself Against the Perfect Mother

Kiran Chug | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

The first time my one-year-old daughter rejected me made my eyes well up. The tears rose as quickly as my heart thudded to the ground. My daughter didn't want me. She wanted her grandmother.

Twin Girls Show How Much They Love Each Other, Our Hearts Melt

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents

Everyone always says twins have a special connection, and this video pretty much shows just how true that is. In this adorable video, the identical...

Holly Willoughby Says Being A Mum For The Third Time Isn't So Easy...

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby has opened up on the challenges she has faced with her third child. Willoughby gave birth to Chester in September last year and ad...

The Moment Father Accidentally Films His Daughter's First Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents

When your child takes their first steps, it's the sort of thing they can never do when the camera is out. But luckily for this father, he didn't ev...

Little Girl's Lemonade Stand Raises Thousands To Rebuild Her Burnt Down House

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents

A 10-year-old girl who was made homeless by a fire has started to turn her luck around - by selling lemonade. Alyssa De La Sala, of Lutz, Florida, ...

Kids Who Take Phones To School Miss Out On A Week's Worth Of Lessons

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents

It might be hard to prise that smartphone out of your child's hand in the morning, but the battle may be worth it as it could improve their schoolwork...

HIV-Positive Man Posts Photo With His HIV-Negative Family - Breaks Down Stigma In One Go

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

A photo of a man and his family has gone viral after trying to remove the stigma of being HIV-positive. Andrew Pulsipher from Phoenix is HIV positi...

Good Mums Have Sticky Floors!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Gibb

Yes it may look a bit messy when you pop round for a cuppa but that isn't because I have sat on my backside watching day time tv all day. It is because I have spent time playing with my kids, helping them with their homework, or preparing a family meal for us all to sit round the table and eat later.

How To Get Your Kids To Eat (And Love) Salads

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents

It's the age-old problem: you want your children to eat healthy food, but they just don't like the 'green stuff'. Moving away from the traumatic li...

Watch These 21 Kids Who Seriously Regret Everything In Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

You just can't go wrong with hilarious kids' videos to give you a bit of a boost or giggle. And these 21 children definitely won't disappoint. ...

Parents Warned About Dangers Of Kids' Costumes After Claudia Winkleman's Watchdog Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents

Claudia Winkleman's daughter was left badly burned after her Halloween costume caught fire last year. And now Watchdog has revealed the reason why ...

An Apology to My Neighbours

Kate Chapman | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Kate Chapman

I have two teeny tearaways in my charge I seem to have found the volume button and it's got a bit stuck - on the LOUD setting. In my defence, we have quite a large back garden.

Dolls With Disabilities Launch After Successful #ToyLikeMe Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents

The traditional Barbie doll with long blonde hair, an enhanced chest and stick thin legs is hardly a toy that many young children can relate to, espec...

What Is The Most Important Thing To A British Family?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Parents

Today marks the UN's International Day of Families, and pretty much shows us how diverse yet amazing the modern family can be. To mark the occasio...

Teenagers Are Actually Happier Than Their Parents (No Joke)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents

Picture your typical teenager. Are they grumpy, grunting, or genuinely annoyed at their parents? That's the view we typically have of teens but act...

Why Can't People Accept Women Who Don't Want Children?

Lisa Downs | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Downs

Children aren't for everyone, and I wish other people would accept that. I'm tired of being judged for not wanting children. Women's sole job in life isn't to have children. It's to give themselves the best life they can imagine, as we only have one shot at it.

All of This... Is Motherhood

Yvette Lamb | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

It is early rising and midnight waking, it is wiping noses... and bums. It is the park all year round; it is play dough, sand and crayons. It is travelling heavy and never 'nipping out'; it is laughter - so much laughter.