UK Children

Free School Meals 'Could Be Cut' By Government

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Parents

Free school meals for all infants 'could be cut' in George Osborne's spending review in November, it has been reported. The Tories committed to pro...

Six-Year-Old's Heartfelt Plea To Divorced Parents Is So Precious

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents

A six-year-old girl taught her divorced parents an impressive lesson about friendship, and the touching moment was captured in a video that has been w...

'Being Mum Is The Great Leveller Because We're All Coming From The Same Place - We Just Want The Best For Our Children'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Parents

Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes chat about their favourite thing: motherhood, as part of AOL Original Series, Being Mum. "Talking babies, or about bei...

Holly Willoughby Spills On Whether There'll Be Baby Number 4

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby has ruled out having any more children. The TV presenter and her husband Dan Baldwin already have three children together - Harry,...

Europe Must Follow UK's Lead on Aid to Syrian Refugees

Rob Williams | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Rob Williams

We care for refugees, but we should be angry as well.

Keith Duffy Delighted At Daughter With Autism's 'Unbelievable' Achievement

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Keith Duffy is over the moon with his daughter with autism's "unbelievable" exam results. Duffy's daughter Mia, 15, who was diagnosed with autism a...

Mum Shares Heartwarming Reason She Is 'Forever Thankful' To A Rapper

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has shared an emotional post on Facebook after her son was inspired to go without his prosthetic eye thanks to his favourite rapper Fetty Wap. ...

'Youngest' Child Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes Is Just 3 Years Old

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

A three-year-old girl diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after reaching five and a half stone is reported to be the "youngest" on record. The girl fro...

Duchess Of Cambridge Returns From Maternity Leave To Visit Children's Mental Health Centre

PA | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit a leading centre to learn about its work treating children and young people with mental health issues. Kate's t...

How Often Does Your Child Humiliate You in Public?

Aimee Foster | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

My daughter, Susie, has come out with some clangers in her six years of life. By sharing her opinions and questions openly, she has embarrassed me more often than I care to remember. The scenes of these occurrences can be grouped together into the following locations...

Twin Girls Ask For Hulk Princess Birthday Cake, Parents Make It Happen

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

A proud dad has tweeted his joy after granting his twin daughters' wish of wanting a Hulk princess birthday cake. Brian Elton also uploaded the bri...

Former Reality Star's Vile Comment About Down's Syndrome Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Update: Facebook has confirmed the post by Ursula Presgrave is no longer available and reiterated their community guidelines. Police are reportedl...

The Fight Against Child Sexual Exploitation Mustn't Forget Children With Learning Disabilities

Javed Khan | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

Each and every one of us can help to protect children with learning disabilities, but as a society we must be prepared to fundamentally change our attitudes and approach to how this group of young people are treated and supported. Only then can we take the necessary steps to protect these children and make sure that no one uses their disability to sexually exploit them.

Parents Of Children With Asthma Given 'Back To School' Warning

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents

Parents of children with asthma are being warned hospital admissions for asthma attacks usually experience a rise in September due to the 'back to sch...

Mothers Are Making A #Mommitment To End Mum Wars

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

One mother is attempting to stop the practice of "mum-shaming" by asking people to join the mommitment movement and make a commitment to show compassi...

Parents Appeal For Help For Toddler With Large Tumour That Makes Her 'Look Pregnant'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents

A two-year-old girl with a large cancerous tumour in her abdomen is unable to have it removed as doctors have said it is too large. Rosannah Searle...

M&S Recalls Baby Rattles Over Safety Concerns

PA | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents

Marks and Spencer is recalling around 400 children's rattles over concerns that the balls inside the toy could fall out. The retailer urged anyone ...

Family Made To Apply For Planning Permission For A Wendy House

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents

A council have ordered parents to remove a Wendy house from their front garden, after the family were told they needed planning permission for the str...

My Kid Bought a £50 Horror Game Whilst Watching Cartoons

Pat Higgins | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
Pat Higgins

Yesterday, my four-year-old bought 'Until Dawn', the new PS4 survival horror game starring Hayden Panettiere. It cost me £50. She did this whilst I s...

'I'm Going To Keep Going Until The Doctor Says I Can't Have Anymore'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents

While some parents feel a brood of two or three children is more than enough to keep their hands full, glamour model-turned-businesswoman Katie Price,...

Katie Price Shares Rare Photos Of All Five Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents

Katie Price has shared rare photos of her entire family on social media showing just how big it really is. Describing them as her "most prized col...

'Koinophobia' - (n) The Fear That You've Lived an Ordinary Life

Sasha Govor | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sasha Govor

I guess my plea to the other generations that are so quick to dismiss us as self entitled prats, is: don't give up on us. We are curious beings bursting with ambition. All we need is a hand to guide us and help us harness that thirst for success...

These 4-Year-Old Twins Are More Stylish Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents

Meet Megan and Morgan, the four-year-old twins from Philadelphia who are taking the internet by a storm. The pair of wannabe models already have b...

The Week That Was - Three-Year-Olds on the Beach and Four-Year-Olds on the Doorstep

Helen Morton | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Helen Morton

This week, my social media feed has been dominated by two images; four-year-old children on the doorstep - ready for their first day at school, and a three-year-old's body on a beach. The same images shared by the same people on consecutive days. Parents posting their ultimate image of hope and pride alongside fear and shame.

Parents, Ask Yourself: What Does a Good Job Really Look Like?

Katharine Hill | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents
Katharine Hill

If you are a mum parenting with a dad, try to back off a little and allow dad to be involved. And dads, find ways to engage with the routine jobs - meal times, bedtimes, the school run - as well as the fun and games (important as that is).