UK Children

Kids Accidentally Get Penis-Shaped Sweets At Parade, Parents Aren't Impressed

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents

Parents at a family-friendly parade were far from impressed when penis-shaped sweets were thrown out to children in the crowds. The Annual Avenue H...

Boy With Meningitis Thought To Be 'Brain Dead' Made Miracle Recovery

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents

A boy who contracted meningitis at three weeks old and had his life support machine switched off made a miracle recovery and fight back to health. ...

Win A £300 Voucher To Spend On Kids Clothes At Frugi

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents

As we settle into autumn, we're all reaching for big jumpers and chunky knitwear because let's be honest: England is cold. Just as we want to be w...

Teen Inspires Others By Surprising Toddler With Adorable Act Of Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has posted a heartwarming tribute to a teenager whose random act of kindness to her toddler has "softened many hearts". Megan Shufflebarger f...

Protecting Children in the Sandstorm of Za'atari

Lily Caprani | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK
Lily Caprani

Each day, new lives are arriving here in the substitute maternity unit in Za'atari, while hundreds more are being killed every day eight miles away in Syria. We alone can't give the children of Syria what they need the most - ceasefire and peace - but we can protect their lives, their bodies and their minds from further harm and help them survive yet another bitter winter here in the Jordanian desert.

Parents Honour Terminally Ill Daughter's Wish To Choose 'Heaven' Over 'Hospital'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Parents

Two parents have made a promise to honour their terminally ill five-year-old daughter's heartbreaking wish. When Julianna next falls ill, her pare...

25 Christmas Present Ideas For Kids, From Toddlers To Tweens

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Parents

Parents have been searching for lists of the top toys to buy kids this Christmas since July, but as the big day draws ever nearer now's the time t...

'This Is What Autism Looks Like': Mum Shares 'Violent' Photos After Online Criticism

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum was driven to share photos of her daughter with autism in "aggressive and violent" situations, after strangers questioned the authenticity of ph...

Everyone Is Creeped Out By This Parent And Child Halloween Costume

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Parents

This parent and child duo have won Halloween 2015 with one of the creepiest costumes we've ever seen. When parents dress up to go out trick or trea...

The Top 10 Christmas Toys This Year, As Voted By 120 Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

Good Housekeeping has released the results of their Great Big Christmas Toy Test 2015. If you're at a bit of a loss over what you should buy a chil...

Vulnerable Young People Paying the Price of Financial Skills Gap

Kate Mulley | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Kate Mulley

For many young people managing money can be confusing but many of us are lucky enough to have the safety net of friends and family to help us get to grips with the challenges. For vulnerable young people, who may face difficult family relationships, are in and out of care or have nowhere permanent to live, not having basic budgeting skills can leave them "just coping" to get by.

Time to Tackle Care Leavers 'Inverse Care Law'

Keith Clements | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Keith Clements

The support that our country's most vulnerable children and young people get has been established with the best intentions, and is delivered by the huge, often selfless, efforts of professionals and carers. But when the whole system seems to miss the point, it's time for change. It's time for a care system designed to recognise the importance of emotional and mental health to the children and young people it is there for, all the way into adulthood.

Neighbours Throw Early Halloween Party So Boy Undergoing Brain Surgery Won't Miss Out

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Parents

A four-year-old boy, who was scheduled to have brain surgery over Halloween, was treated to early spooky street party by neighbours who didn't want hi...

Mum Furious As £4k Assistance Dog For Son With Autism Is 'Barely Housetrained'

The Huffington Post UK/Caters | Amy Packham | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum who forked out £4,000 for a specially-trained assistance dog to help her son with autism is furious as the dog she was sent wasn't even trained...

The Stress-Free Way to Discipline Your Kids!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Gibb

This morning I woke up well and truly sick of constantly thinking up punishments for my kids when they misbehave. The more that I thought about it, the more I realized that the naughty acts are generally towards each other.

Child Protection Is Everyone's Responsibility

Angela Constance | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Politics
Angela Constance

We need a system that is ready to meet the demands of caring for, and keeping our children and young people safe in the 21st Century. A system that recognises everyone's responsibility to protect children.

Toddler Who Lost Limbs To Meningitis Is Learning To Stand With Prosthetic Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler who lost her limbs to meningitis is learning to stand after receiving prosthetic legs, her first pair of Clarks shoes and a standing frame t...

Toddler Dies After Doctors 'Failed' To Diagnose Brain Tumour

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler has died after doctors "failed" to diagnose a brain tumour, an inquest has heard. Ayaan Hussain, who was almost two, started vomiting in ...

Stopping Clocks Going Back Could Save Hundreds of Children's Lives

Paul Singh | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK
Paul Singh

The clocks going back on Sunday could cost hundreds of children's lives on UK roads in winter. Research by road safety company SmartWitness has shown that if we abolished putting the clocks back and persisted with British Summer Time throughout the whole year we would significantly reduce road casualties to pedestrians, cyclists and especially school-children.

A Guide To Trick Or Treating Etiquette This Halloween For Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents

Whether or not you take your children trick or treating on 31 October is frequently discussed at this time of year. Is it okay to take your kids ro...

Unlocking Potential: Children Held in Isolation

Anne Longfield | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Anne Longfield

The BBC's latest film presents Mini's life as one long missed opportunity, in spite of his potential. My hope is that these changes help us to avoid turning out another generation of missed opportunities.

3 Foolproof Hacks To Do Kid's Hair In Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents

Some of us are great at doing our son or daughter's hair in the morning. Some of us just aren't. Here are three ingenious hacks to help you do ...

Vin Diesel Enlisted Ronda Rousey To 'Empower' Daughter When She Begins To Date

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents

Vin Diesel is feeling pretty smug about any future boys who plan to date his daughter. The Fast and Furious actor admitted to enlisting the help of...

Clock Change Personalities: Will You Be the Freestyle Family Or All About Routine?

Gwendi Klisa | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents
Gwendi Klisa

Parents clearly have differing views on the matter of changing clocks, which is going to happen on 25th October 2015 at 2AM. Yesterday's 8pm will be the new 7pm.

Schoolboy Marked Down On Maths Test Because Multiplication Table From 99p Store Was Wrong

SWNS | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents

A schoolboy who perfectly memorised his multiplication tables still managed to get one less than top marks - because the 99p store poster he'd been us...