UK Children

Mum Seeks Adoptive Parents For 4-Year-Old On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother turned to Facebook to try and find adoptive parents for a four-year-old girl. Mallory Donath, 24, wrote the post on a private Facebook gr...

Divorce and Children: How to Approach the Childcare Arrangements

Hayley McCall | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Hayley McCall

For many people, one of the hardest parts is knowing where to start when trying to sort out the childcare arrangements. Emotions are often running high, the legal process can be intimidating, and the practicalities can be overwhelming.

Foster Carers Meet the Challenge of Summer Holidays

Martin Barrow | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Martin Barrow

In the heat of summer, enduring childhood memories are forged: of scalding sands on foreign beaches, of holiday romance and heartbreak, of campsite misadventures, of that first clandestine beer. Life-forming experiences in simpler times.

Number Of Working Parents Whose Children Are Living In Poverty Is Staggering

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents

Nearly two-thirds of children living in poverty are living with parents who work. In a new study by The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), the num...

Young People Who Need the Most Help With Money Are Getting the Least

Kate Mulley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Kate Mulley

Young people armed with budgeting skills and the knowledge necessary to manage money have a greater chance of finding and holding down a job. We know that people who are in control of their lives and finances are more resilient, more able to find and keep a job, and more likely to create a stable home.

Family Have Incredible Lifestyle Where Their Two Kids Have Lived On A Boat Since Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Parents

Aria, five, and Ellia, three, have both been living on a boat since they were born. Canadian couple Genevieve and Eben Stolz were sailing round th...

Family Lucky To Escape House Fire That Kills Their 10 Dogs

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Parents

A heavily pregnant woman, her partner and her two children managed to escape a large house fire that tore through their home and killed their ten pet ...

16 Free Days Out With Your Kids In The Summer Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Parents

The big dilemma of the summer holidays is wanting to take your children out to entertain them, yet not wanting to have to spend a fortune every time y...

Make Classes That Could Protect Kids Against Sex Abuse Compulsory, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

The UK's only Green Party MP says children must be taught to fight the threat of sexual abuse from figures like Jimmy Savile through compulsory Person...

Bad Literacy Directly Affects People's Health And The Society As A Whole.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
J.N. Paquet

Shouldn't the government make eliminating child illiteracy one of its priorities in order to achieve just that and to create a fairer modern society for all?

Too Much Tech Under 12? The Screen Time Balancing Act

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Increasingly, we're hearing how technology is taking a toll on children, developing kids with no imagination or sense of reality outside of videogames and fantasy worlds. Although we'd be blind to think technology is not a fundamental part of life today. So where's the balance?

Mum Fuming After Toddler Branded 'Security Risk' By Passport Office

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

An angry mother is appealing to the Home Office for answers after the application to get her 20-month-old son a passport was stalled because he was a ...

Schoolgirl Eats Bubble Wrap, Play Dough And Sand

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

A schoolgirl has cravings for bubble wrap, play dough and even sand – but won't touch junk food. Jessica Walker, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, ...

Arsenal Star Funds Lifesaving Surgery For Brazillian Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Arsenal player, Mesut Ozil, who last year funded surgery for 23 sick children in Brazil has paid for 11 more Brazilian children to have life-changing ...

'I Kicked Cancer's Butt!' Boy Holds Sign Sharing The Best News Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Two happy parents have shared a celebratory picture of their son holding up a sign telling the world he has "kicked cancer's butt". The collage of ...

Parents Reveal Touching (And Hilarious) Moments From Their Child's First Year

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

The first year of your baby's life brings with it many firsts: their first smile, word, steps, giggle... Without a doubt it's an emotional time fi...

Novak Djokovic Praises Family Following Wimbledon Win

PA | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Novak Djokovic, the newly-crowned Wimbledon champion, encouraged other players to get married, have children and enjoy family life after his victory c...

Alesha Dixon: 'I Kept My Pregnancy Secret From Simon Cowell For Six Months'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

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Emma Bunton Opens Up About Her Fertility Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Emma Bunton has revealed that at the age of 25 she was told there was a 50/50 chance she wouldn't be able to have children. "It broke my heart, it...

We All Need to Be Alert to the Summer Holiday FGM Risk to Children

John Cameron | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK
John Cameron

Since launching at the end of June 2013, the NSPCC's FGM helpline has received over 700 contacts from the public and professionals, nearly 300 have been so serious they have been referred onwards. One call involved a member of the public who had called with concerns for a young child who was absent from school for a few months for a holiday in Nigeria. Suspicions arose as the child's mother gave varying explanations for the absence and on her return to school the child's demeanour and mood had changed and she complained about painful toilet trips.

The Two 'Perfect Words' To Say To A Parent Whose Kid Has Autism

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother-of-three has written a touching blog post with advice on what you should say to a parent whose child has been diagnosed with autism. Mand...

The Ridiculous Things Parents Find Themselves Saying

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

A hilarious video documenting the strange, ridiculous and just downright weird things parents say has had us all in stitches. Comedy duo Tripp and ...

Three Children Sent To Detention Centre After Refusing To See Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Parents

Protestors in Detriot have rallied together following the news that three children - all under 18 - have been sent to a juvenile detention centre for ...

The 10 Strangest Excuses Kids Give For Delaying Bedtime

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents

Bedtime isn't always the easiest time of the day when you have children, but the excuses kids come out with to delay it can inject a bit of humour int...

Pre (And Post?) Welfare State

Wendy Jones | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK
Wendy Jones

I have a new favourite museum. Tucked away in a quiet little square in central London is a museum that tells the story of one of the most poignant social experiments borne of the industrial revolution - and that may have resonance for today.