UK Children

Scared of the School Gate?

Anita Naik | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Naik

As you take it all in I've no doubt that, like me, you'll wish you could run to the nearest coffee shop and hide from these parents who you just don't want to know. But here comes the next step...it's time to make friends.

Read This and Your Children Will Thank You

Dr William Bird MBE | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr William Bird MBE

You don't have to be the right weight to be healthy. It is perfectly okay to be overweight, as long as you are active and fit. This may sound like a bold and shocking statement but research shows that far more people die of inactivity than obesity.

Is Having a Child the Next Logical Step?

Brett Harding | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

There are many reasons for having a child, but how do you know if having a child is the right step for you? There are a lot of different factors that you take into account before considering a child, but at the end of the day it's a very personal decision.

Telling Women To Have Babies Before 35 Will Only Create 'Panic'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A top expert on reproductive ageing has said that women need to face up to the facts of biology and have babies before the age of 35. For a lot of...

PHOTOS: Syrian Children Handle Weapons Like Toys

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

Syria's children have already borne the brunt of the conflict, with reports of torture, child soldiers and others embarking on "death journeys" to esc...

Reflections on a Student-Led Summer Camp in London's Poorest Borough

Adam Seldon | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

Hayley came to me last autumn with the idea of setting up a summer camp for children from deprived backgrounds. I nodded enthusiastically at her proposal but was frankly sceptical. Jess, co-founder of the camp, points out that students are eager to hatch lofty plans whilst nursing a drink but less inclined to see them through...

Was ITV Daybreak's Stranger Danger Experiment Groundbreaking Or Scaremongering?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK

A chilling TV experiment has shown just how easy it is for a child to be lured away by a stranger. The ITV Daybreak investigation saw a handful of ...

Children and Youth in West Africa Mobilise Against Violence

Davinder Kumar | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

From the arid landscape of Mali to the tropical rainforests of Cameroon, they have travelled thousands of miles and traversed 13 countries in West and Central Africa between them to find out what governments and world institutions are doing to protect children and young people from violence....

Back To School: A Parent's Guide to the Playground

Leigh Clark | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Clark

I hate school. I'm 37 years old but have to go to school twice a day to take/collect my children. The playground contains my two least favourite things in the world en masse; parents and other people's children. 

Stand Up Straight, Tuck Your Shirt In and Try Not to Cry...

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carey Ann Dodah

The first day at school is one of the most memorable times in your life - for both child and parent - but it doesn't need to be the harrowing and heart-wrenching moment that you may expect it to be.

Children, Tools and Screen-Time - It's Never The Knife That Stabs

Kester Brewin | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

Once again the news is full of warnings about the dangers of children spending too much time on screens. New research by Public Health England suggests that greater amounts of screen-time correlates with increased potential for depression and anxiety in young people and was responsible for limiting a child's opportunity for social interaction and physical activity.

One In 14 Schoolchildren Don't Know Cheese Is A Dairy Product

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

One in 14 schoolchildren do not realise cheese is a dairy product, while a third are unaware fruit and vegetables contain vitamins, new research has s...

Third-World Britain: Are We Sleepwalking Into A Social Apartheid?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK

Children are facing a harsh dystopian-like future where the rich and poor "live in separate, parallel worlds," experts have chillingly stated. A ne...

Would You Pay An Extra £9 Not To Sit Next To A Screaming Child On A Flight? (Yes, Yes & Thrice Yes!)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

It's hell on earth - or at least in the sky. Yes, we're referring to those interminable flights blighted by the constant screaming of a baby or ch...

A Refugee Child Who Has Touched My Heart

Sybella Wilkes | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK
Sybella Wilkes

For over two years, many of these children have had their lives interrupted and have often had to miss school for long periods of time. Many have escaped horrors no child should witness.... Despite all they have been through, these resilient children have inspired so many around them. These photos portray some of the many children who have touched the hearts of UNHCR staff.

Headteacher Forced Children To Kneel Before Him

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Kneeling before royalty is a little twee, but most Britons assent when in the presence of Her Majesty or a member of her extended clan. In the US,...

It's Time to Fight the Parent Trap

Travelzoo UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

The way I see it, parents are being corralled into extortionate holiday prices - they can't take their children out of school and summer family deals are few and far between - it's something I call the Parent Trap.

Children Are the Future (Of the Fringe)

Juliette Burton | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Juliette Burton

Children are brilliant aren't they? They smile for no reason, dance in the street, cuddle strangers (even when advised otherwise), they say what they mean and they dream big. Children are a big deal at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. Comedy for children and children's theatre seem to be doing fantastically well.

Is Society Pushing Motherhood Out?

Shohana Khan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shohana Khan

Motherhood has always been an undying role in every society, crucial for the future of the human race. The question we need to ask ourselves today is,...

Private Parts: A Male Take on the Jennifer Aniston Baby Banter

Simon Thompson | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

As much as I'm sure we'd all like to know, ultimately, it's none of our business. When we get down the nitty-gritty, and if we're really honest with ourselves, we're just being nosey... even if we're being well-meaning. Jennifer's a lovely woman, I'm sure she'd make a great mum but... it's also, ultimately, still none of our damn business.

Cinema on Wheels Lights Up Deep, Dark Senegal

Davinder Kumar | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

The films give clear messages through simple stories. They range from highlighting the harms of children pulled out of school and forced into labour, to explaining how many diseases can be prevented by simply washing hands.

The Summer Holidays in a Nutshell

Kirsty Smith | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Kirsty Smith

Type the word picnic into Pinterest and you will be assaulted by picture perfect picnics complete with drinks served in jam jars, wicker baskets and sandwiches wrapped in string. Who is creating this shit?

Weekend Dad Notes Part One: Why Festivals Make the Best Crèches

Shihab S Joi | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

In a world where helicopter parenting is on the rise and cotton-wool wrapped kids are warned strangers spell terrible danger, taking them to festivals not only gives them the space they need for their crazy little minds to roam free, I actually think it should be mandatory.

Qatada Family Members Leave UK

PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

The family of radical cleric Abu Qatada has followed him out of the UK, it has been revealed. The Home Office said Qatada's wife and children had f...

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Ritalin

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

Ritalin is hitting the headlines yet again, after new figures revealed the number of drugs being dished out to ADHD sufferers has increased by 56% in ...