UK Children

Could Circumcision Lead To Autism?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Circumcision before the age of five may double a boy's risk of developing autism, according to controversial new study. Scientists in Denmark belie...

Try Not To Cringe At These Parents Giving Their Kids The Sex Talk

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The people who brought you Grannies Smoking Weed are back, and they've struck gold again. The latest video from Cut.com features a host of families...

This Is What It's Like In A Child's Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech

A German video producer has turned everyday footage of his child into a vision of what goes on inside a toddler's imagination. What was originally ...

Mollycoddling Children in School Will Not Prepare Them For the Real World

Meliha Hayat | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Meliha Hayat

Perhaps separating the boys and girls is not enough; a lot of it comes down to the parents as well. It seems nowadays, particularly in western countries, many parents tend to mollycoddle their children and avoid placing 'too much pressure' on them once they get home from school.

'Why I Still Breastfeed My Six-Year-Old Child'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, when The Mirror ran a story about mum of two Denise Sumpter who still breastfed her six-year-old, it didn't create much of a murmur. Bu...

Children's Mental Health - Don't Suffer in Silence

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Given that so many parents worry about their children's mental health and wellbeing, it is vital that parents and children can talk honestly about their worries. This is needed both in families and in society's wider debates so that mental health gets the attention it needs.

This Toddler Loves Frozen's 'Let It Go' More Than Anyone

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

So you thought you were the world's biggest Frozen fan, huh? Think again my Olaf-loving friend. This little boy is so enamored by his sister's Elsa...

Why You Should Swap Sugar From Your Kid's Diet

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new Change4Life campaign led by Public Health England (PHE) launches today in a bid to encourage parents to cut back on the amount of sugar they fee...

Why So Many of Us Split Up in the New Year

Penny Mansfield | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

New research from the relationships charity that I work for OnePlusOne has found that a quarter of all parents who live with their partner and children have secretly considered separating or divorcing their partner.

Mary Poppins & The Attention Seeking Child

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Louisa Leontiades

Mary Poppins by Disney, is not the P.L. Travers version. In the original books, the Banks children live in a dark, sugarless world which is brightened by Mary only inasmuch as she shows them a different side of life. A magical side of a world where infants are forced to forget their union with the universe by the rigours of our society.

Five Things I've Enjoyed About Motherhood That I Never Thought I Would

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Not all Mums are negative automatons. It depends what type of day they're having. It just seems to me (as a Mum) that much of what I write (and read) covers more of the bummed out side of parenting. And all to often I speak to other parents and they seem to be complaining a lot too.

One Stocking Missing

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

Children have always been the centre of Christmas and when you are longing for a child, Christmas can be one of the most heart breaking times of the year. Imagine this... A 9-month walk of hope and longing. At the end of the journey an empty crib.

The 12 Reasons Mums Should Love Christmas

Olivia Siegl | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

There is never an inappropriate time for a drink! Regardless of the day, the number of children you're in charge of or the fact it's before 9am, there is never an inappropriate time to be enjoying a tipple when it comes to the Christmas Period.

The World Is Responsible for Devastating Violence Against Children in 2014

Meliha Hayat | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

According to Unicef 2014 has been the worst year for millions of children across the world. With growing conflicts arising across the globe innocent children have been forcibly exposed to violence, kidnapped or targeted and forced in to warring groups.

Christmas Choices in a Broken World

Johan Eldebo | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid, or so the Band Aid lyrics start. Sadly, in today's world they express more an aspirational desire than an actual reality. Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Ebola outbreak give plenty of reason for fear.

Why Did This Eight-Year-Old Raise $1 Million For His Best Friend?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In what is probably the most wonderful story we've heard in a while, an eight-year-old boy has raised over $1million for his best friend who suffers f...

When Education Meets Catastrophe

Nikita Malik | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Despite growing up in notoriously crime-ridden countries in Africa, I always felt safe at school. With time, it didn't make much difference that the school bus I rode to school in Johannesburg was bulletproof. I grew used to the barbed wire that surrounded the boundaries of my school in Tanzania.

Adorable Boy, 5, Selflessly Saves To Make Other Kids' Christmases

The Huffington Post UK/WGHP | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Gabe Ortega scours his parents’ cars and sofas all year long looking for stray change so he can buy presents for less fortunate kids. He searches...

This Woman Gives Christmas Presents To The Children Who Need It Most

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Work occupies so much of our time it can seem hard to fit anything else in. But Kate Phillips shows how helping other people, particularly kids who co...

Mental Health Education in School Is a MUST Today

Mark Williams | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Williams

As we know the stigma and lack of education about mental health is better today than it was ten years ago. We still need to educate the next generation in all aspects of mental health to stamp it out for good.

Should I Get Back With My Ex For Christmas ?

Sara Davison | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Christmas is traditionally a time for families to be together. This can heighten emotions, especially loneliness if you are single as the focus is on happy families at this time of year. It can really highlight the fact that you don't have that special someone to share it with and that can be hard to deal with.

How Much Can You Change in a Week?

Jeff Brazier | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

It's so important for parents, especially single parents, to have a strong and reliable support network around them, you can go through months without 'needing a friend' but when you do it's so reassuring to know that those positive role models are there waiting in the wings to come and be wonderful influence on the boys.

Christmas in the Capital With Kids

Shumailla Dar | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shumailla Dar

In the run up to Christmas most working parents will have already planned their Christmas leave, but taking time off is the easy part - what isn't so easy is making sure you have enough things planned that make the Christmas holidays fun for the whole family (especially if this year you're having a 'staycation'!)

This Is Why You Shouldn't Let Your Toddler Climb Into Bed With You

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Toddlers who climb into bed with their parents are more likely to suffer from asthma in later childhood, according to a new study. The same associa...

On Human Rights Day We Need to Look at Whether We Are Failing Children in England?

Paola Uccellari | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Paola Uccellari

Maybe Human Rights Day, 25 years after the promises in the UNCRC were made, is the time to reclaim children's human rights, when children need them.