UK Children

What My Baby Niece Has Taught Me About Wonder

Poorna Bell | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Babies and I have never really hit it off. But while I have never been that person who will coo on cue at the babies of strangers, I have a new-found appreciation of babies via my niece Leela who is just about The Best Thing Ever. When I visited my sister in the hospitable three weeks ago, I burst into tears at the sight of this tiny little person who hadn't even existed a year ago.

World Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Very Ordinary

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and while I've been rifling through my brain cells about how to celebrate this on Huff Post, I've concluded that the message I'd like the world to hear about breastfeeding this week is that it's normal; pretty bog-standard really.

We Must Do All We Can to Speed Up the Adoption Process

Javed Khan | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

In my eyes adopting a child is one of the most amazing things someone can ever do. To give a child a loving and stable family life is a gift beyond compare. For England's 6,000 children hoping to be adopted, every day is a desperate wait. Another day spent longing for the love and support that, through no fault of their own, they are currently being denied. Everyone involved with these brave children wants to see them all get the family they deserve. To make sure each of their dreams come true we need a system that gives them the chance at a new life as quickly and effectively as possible.

This Couple Took A Photobooth Picture For Each Of The 14 Years They've Been Together

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Giles Paley-Phillips and his now wife Michelle popped into a photobooth in October 2000 aged 18 and 23 they'd been dating for a month. They h...

An 'Unreasonable and Irresponsible' Plan - The House of Lords Slams Government Plans for Children's Super-Prisons

Paola Uccellari | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Uccellari

Last week the House of Lords considered the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill as it makes its way through parliament. There are a number of controversial aspects of this Bill - mandatory prison sentences for knife crimes have caught the public's attention. Plans to change the rules on judicial review have got Peers, lawyers and children's charities very worried.

10 Alternative Rainy Day Films for Children

Leigh Clark | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

There has been a swift decrease in the quality of children's films over the years. It's something I have noticed both as a keen cinephile and as a concerned parent... With CGI claptrap, mindless sequels and remakes, the multiplex is packed with nonsense that calls itself children's cinema.

We Adore Gwen Stefani's Stunning Breastfeeding Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Should mothers be able to breastfeed in public without criticism? It's a question that has divided many women - and men for that matter - but one ...

One Woman Is Inspiring Little Boys To Wear Pink With This Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The idea that 'pink is for girls' and 'blue is for boys' is beyond frustrating - it's sexist, limiting and, quite frankly, ridiculous. But thankful...

Babysitting an Addict

Deborah Weitzmann | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Weitzmann

Childhood should be an important phase to learn about oneself and the people around you, while expanding your mind and attention spans through playful exploration. Little imagination, creativity or skill goes into surfing the web, watching mindless YouTube videos, using social media and playing virtual games.

Putting a Stop to Bullying

Ian Noon | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Ian Noon

By taking a few simple steps, we can all minimise the risk of bullying and make sure that deaf children and young people have happy memories and experiences at school and leave as confident adults.

An Important Read For Parents of Disabled Children (And Everyone Else)

Simon Stevens | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

There is no self-pity as the handbook is instilled with a practical sense of humour many disabled people and parents have needed to develop to keep their sanity when facing situations many outsiders do not appreciate.

Finding Love in a Wheelie-Bin Full of Sick

Jeff Brazier | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Coming in to a pre-packaged family is nothing short of a tightrope act but for those that do stick around long enough and apply themselves generously to the 'added extras', the benefits are there waiting, you just have to see them.

Your Kids Are Worried About Your Addiction To Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2014 | 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 19.09.2014 | 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 14.09.2014 | 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 16.09.2014 | 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 16.09.2014 | 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 16.09.2014 | 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 14.09.2014 | 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 13.09.2014 | 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...