UK Children

Can a Family Cut Out Refined Sugar for a Year?

Hattie Garlick | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

Just delicious, accessible food that all generations can get stuck into preparing and eating together. That happens to be sugar free. Oh, and ideally involves only a single mixing bowl or oven dish so very little washing up (you've got to dream, haven't you?)

Sleep Deprivation - Mothers Ruin

Amanda Fulton | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Amanda Fulton

As my children have got older, we've more or less reclaimed our evenings and the small hours of the night now serve only for sound sleep. But not too long ago it was a very different story and the memories of those long, dark soul destroying nights etched their name in my very being forever!

Girl With Eye Cancer Saved By Flashing Toothbrush

Caters News Agency | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old girl who had a rare eye cancer is now looking forward to getting her official all-clear, after the condition was caught early thanks ...

Mum Issues LEGO Warning After Tiny Hole Saved Son's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum is urging LEGO manufacturers to keep a small hole in every piece after it saved her son's life. Laura Deena Halls‎, 31, shared the heartbr...

The Importance of Learning to Fail

Kathryn Berens | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Allowing failure, embracing it even, and building up self-esteem are not mutually exclusive. It is perfectly possible to do both and I would argue if we don't allow our children to fail on occasion and learn from that, then the self-esteem we spend years nurturing is very precarious indeed and at great risk of disintegrating in the adult world.

Dad Lands Hot Air Balloon In School Field, Is The Coolest Parent Around

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Parents

A dad surprised his two daughters before their morning lessons by landing his hot air balloon near their school. Adrian Brown, 47, landed in Bassi...

Kid's 'Dream' In Martin Luther King School Work Is Rather Unsettling

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

A child had a very unusual approach to his Martin Luther King-inspired worksheet. His class were given the task of coming up with their very own "...

Why I Launched Dare2Care, A Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse

Sarah Champion | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

Through my campaigning to prevent the specific crime of child sexual exploitation (CSE), I found out more and more about the scale of child abuse in the UK. It is truly shocking... So what can we do to stop this abuse that is on an epic scale? More importantly, what can I as a Member of Parliament do? With this question keeping me awake, I developed the idea of Dare2Care.

Parents Of 5-Year-Old Girl With Dementia Open Up About Heartbreak

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents

The parents of a girl suffering from a rare genetic condition that causes dementia have opened up about their struggle. Carly, 34, and Paul Hadman,...

School Offers To Change Grades On Students' Reports

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents

We've heard of children attempting to change the grades on their school report, but one school has decided to save them the bother by sending a letter...

The Radfords: Britain's Biggest Family Have Some Baby News

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

The parents of Britain's biggest family have announced they are expecting their 19th child. Sue Radford, 40, and husband Noel, 45, who rose to fame...

Mum Writes Powerful Open Letter To Son's Bullies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has written a powerful open letter after learning her son was being bullied at school. MaryAnn Parisi, from Connecticut, America, said she...

Nicky Morgan Denies Signs Of Child Radicalisation Are Just Typical Teenage Behaviours

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The government has defended advice issued to parents and teachers to help protect children from radicalisation online, after criticism that many of th...

Wakeful Windows?

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Shrimpton

In a nutshell, a wakeful window is the average amount of time your little one can stay awake in any one stretch. Knowing your child's optimum sleep window can make a huge difference to how easily they settle to sleep and how long they stay asleep- think of it as your bedtime window of opportunity, paving the way for a much smoother bedtime or nap time routine!

Dad's Brilliant #LifeHack For Removing Kids' Muddy Boots

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has come up with a brilliant way to free kids from their wet/snowy/muddy boots - and it only takes a few seconds. Next time you've returned f...

Mum Shares Son's Spelling Homework With Glaringly Obvious Mistakes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum tweeted a photo of her son's Year 6 spelling homework that featured misspelt words from the teacher. Amanda, tweeting from @Pandamoanimum, sh...

Meet The 'Bionic' Girl Who Rarely Sleeps Or Eats And Doesn't Feel Pain

SWNS | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Parents

Doctors have called a seven-year-old girl with a rare disorder the "bionic girl" because she doesn't feel pain and never feels tired or hungry. Ol...

Dad Shares Incredibly Embarrassing Exchange With Daughter In Public Loo

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Parents

Kids come out with the best one-liners, but sometimes they're at the worst of times. One dad shared his experience of exactly that in a public bath...

Birthday Cakes Have Been Banned At This Primary School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school has banned children from bringing in birthday cakes to lower the risk for pupils with allergies and avoid disruption to the school da...

Dad's Genius Response To Boy's Request For Pocket Money Advance

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A dad responded to his six-year-old son's request for more pocket money with a genius rejection letter. Imgur user Sonan303 shared a snap of the fo...

Video Of Boy Reuniting With Puppy Moves Internet To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A heartwarming video of a young boy being reunited with his lostpuppy has taken the internet by storm. Mum Paula Williams posted the video of her s...

Girl Rushed To A&E After Drinking Fruit Shoot That 'Tasted Like Oven Cleaner'

SWNS | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A 10-year-old girl was rushed to A&E with sickness, diarrhoea and a burning throat after she drank a Fruit Shoot that "tasted like oven cleaner". ...

Pregnancy Test To Detect Down's Syndrome One Step Closer To Being On NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

The NHS is one step closer to offering pregnant women, who have an increased chance of having a baby with Down's syndrome, a new test to detect the ge...

Running on Empty: Why Food Poverty Can No Longer Be Tolerated

Jackie Brock | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK
Jackie Brock

In a developed nation, such as the UK, food poverty in this day and age is totally unacceptable. Not only does it weaken wellbeing, damage educational achievement and squander potential, but it is unjustifiable in a modern society and a country with plenty.

Children's Commissioner for England's Predictions for 2016

Anne Longfield | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Anne Longfield

I'm tasked in law with working in the interests of all of England's 11.5 million children, listening to what they say and championing their views to people who make decisions that affect them, so I have been considering what lies ahead for this nation's kids in 2016 and these are my predictions.