UK Children

Parents Could Face Court Over Teen Who Won't Remove Nose Stud

SWNS | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents

A teenager who has been kicked out of lessons for wearing a nose stud is refusing to take it out despite the fact it could land her parents in court. ...

Santa Uses Sign Language To Speak To Young Girl In Heartwarming Video

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Parents

Santa was able to talk to a little girl hard of hearing through sign language in a heartwarming scene very similar to that in the Christmas film Mirac...

Only One in Eight Children Who Are Sexually Abused Are Identified By Professionals

Anne Longfield | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK
Anne Longfield

Many don't even realise they have been sexually abused until they become adults and reflect on what has happened to them. In fact, our report shows that historically, the overwhelming number of sex abuse survivors only realise they have suffered abuse after they turn 18.

The Sweet Story Behind 3-Year-Old's Princess Chewbacca Cake

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents

A three-year-old Star Wars fan got the birthday cake she'd always dreamed of thanks to her mum's determination. The mum bought a Chewbacca doll, h...

Leave No One Behind: A Goal for the Future

Aidan Leavy | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK
Aidan Leavy

Children with disabilities can be 10 times less likely to attend school, according to a report published by child rights organisation Plan International called Include Us!. If they do go to school, their level of schooling is below that of their peers. The discrimination doesn't end there.

Tesco Is Trialling Giving Kids Free Fruit On Your Food Shop: Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents

Tesco is trialling a new initiative to give children free fruit when their parents are shopping as part of their drive towards healthy eating. The ...

This Is What Happens When A 4-Year-Old Drives A Truck With A Remote Control

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents

Giving a four-year-old complete control over a truck on an obstacle course doesn't sound like the wisest of decisions. But that's exactly what Volv...

Mum Claims This Toddler's Toy Teaches Kids To Say F***

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mum is claiming a children's toy she bought for her one-year-old is teaching her children to say the F word. Ashley Senior said when the French s...

Newly Single Dad Takes Seriously Sassy Family Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents

A dad is embracing single parenthood by taking the alternative family photos he's always wanted. Mike Allen, who now shares custody of his two dau...

Step Up for Britain's 100,000 Homeless Children With #SlippersForShelter

Campbell Robb | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK
Campbell Robb

Shockingly, 100,000 children will wake up homeless on Christmas morning this year. Thankfully these children aren't on the streets, but living in temporary accommodation means they don't have a stable, safe place to call home. Not a single child should be homeless - let alone at Christmas. But sadly, the numbers are only getting worse.

Mum's Rant Against School's LGBT Week Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who ranted about her daughter's school's LGBT week has sparked outrage from parents. The mother, called Anna, attacked the awareness week ...

Santa Makes Christmas Extra Special For This Little Boy With Autism

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents

Santa went the extra mile to make sure a little boy with autism had a memorable Christmas. The boy was too afraid to sit on Santa's lap in a shopp...

Princess Charlotte's Adorable Dress Costs Just £21

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents

The price of the dress Princess Charlotte wore in the photos recently taken by the Duchess of Cambridge has been revealed, and it's not going to brea...

How To Handle Christmas With Kids If You're Financially Strapped

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents

The cost of Christmas can add up quickly what with food, presents, Christmas decorations and trips to Santa being holiday essentials. It's easy to ...

A Dad's Guide to the Playgroup

Daniel Powell | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Powell

As a stay-at-home Dad, I went into the curious world of the playgroup hoping that my boys could develop their social skills and learn to interact with their peers. I swiftly learnt that I needed to develop my social skills and learn to interact with my peers.

What About Domestic Violence at Christmas?

Rhea Gargour | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Rhea Gargour

Christmas is coming. For most of us, the start of December signals a time of happiness and fun - where we get to enjoy quality time with our families, indulge in good food and share Christmas spirit. But for victims of domestic violence and their children, Christmas can be a scary time instead.

Preventable or Inevitable? Stopping Child Sexual Abuse Before It Starts

Donald Findlater | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Donald Findlater

If we care about children's safety, it is time we focused scarce resources on preventing abuse - by better protecting children and by helping those with the potential to offend to lead good lives. Such an approach is better for children, better for families and better for those with the potential to do children harm. It is also better for the public purse. Child sexual abuse is preventable. It is not inevitable.

Competition: Win A £300 Sylvanian Families Toy Bundle

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Parents

You might remember Sylvanian Families from your own childhood, but did you know this year the collectible toy range, which features woodland animals a...

Nativity Children

Claire Kirby | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

"Never work with animals or children" is a well used phrase for good reason. Come performance day who knows what your little angel is going to do! Whether your child has the starring role or has been cast as a sand dancer (what's a bloody sand dancer?) no nativity is complete without the following children...

16 Free Letter To Santa Templates For Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents

With Christmas round the corner, children will no doubt be well on the way to devising their wish list of toys they want this year. If they want to...

Building a Future for Young People in a Global Unemployment Crisis

David Bull | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
David Bull

Isobel takes an order at her shop © Unicef/ Francois D'Elbee The world is facing a worsening youth unemployment crisis with almost 73 million youn...

Does the UK Education System Promote or Suffocate Creativity in Students?

Alex Dyer | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Creativity should be celebrated within schools. Creative people invent, problem-solve, discuss and communicate in fresh, exciting ways, we don't want this to be lost during school. Whatever the industry whether it's medical, science, engineering, academic research, technology, business, entrepreneurial; they all require creative thinkers to progress.

GRAPHIC IMAGES: Toddler Loses Eye In Horrific Drone Accident

SWNS | Dave Rudge | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents

A dad has described the horrifying moment a drone's propeller sliced through his 18-month-old son's eye. Rick Webb, 30, said after various operati...

Life Is What Is Happening When You Are With the Ones You Love

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
Vanessa Olorenshaw

I want to share something I have written recently but have sat on, busy with life, busy with the children, busy trying to make time with my husband, and busy trying to set aside time for myself which is free from writing, reading, studying or worrying.

Parents Warned Over Calpol Use

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Parents

Parents are giving children paracetamol-based medicine, such as Calpol, too often and it could be damaging their health, a doctor has warned. Prof...