Talking About Daddy, Parties and the Past

Julia Bryson | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Parents
Julia Bryson

It's funny how kids seem to be able to sense your mood and react to it. I've had a lot of thoughts about daddy from my youngest this week, he is obviously at the forefront of her mind and she has been talking a lot about her birthday (just six days before he died) and how her dad featured in it.

Getting Down With the Kids...

Kathryn Berens | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

I am finding it increasingly difficult to understand a word my children say. I feel I am probably not alone in this and so here it is - my guide to navigating the minefield of conversation with your children.

My Child Overshares With Strangers... Does Yours?!

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Ellis-Gage

I find this remarkable. I can go into a bakery, choose something, pay for it and leave without uttering a word. In fact I could go all day without talking given the opportunity. But not Anna. She had introduced herself to the lady behind the counter.

On the Laziness of Grief

Julia Bryson | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents
Julia Bryson

Grief has hit me in many ways, but the one I was least prepared for is the tiredness which floored me these past few weeks. For months I've been pushing through the stresses of daily life, carrying my family and caring for everyone else but myself.

The Truth About Bank Holidays With Kids

Jessica Brown | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents
Jessica Brown

The hey-days of all night parties and boozy lunches that roll until midnight are a hazy memory. Bank holiday weekends with kids is a whole new level of stamina. If you're impressed you can rave til dawn the baby all-nighter is going to push you to the edge...and then some.

Super Simple Video Shows Kids How To Tie Their Shoelaces

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

Trying to get your kids off the iPad may be a thing of the past when you discover how much easier it is for someone else to show them how to tie their...

Video: How to prepare for the first day of school

Parentdish UK | Rebecca Gillie | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents

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Primary school: Aka The Germ Factory

Parentdish UK | Elsie Button | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

As a self-confessed cleanliness freak (not that you would guess, from the state of my house), I have been having a bit of trouble coming to terms with...

Pupils' funny exam answers

Parentdish UK | Keith Kendrick | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Wondering how your kids got on in their exams? Well a new website might reveal the answer – but be prepared for some crushing disappointment. ...

Back to school: Perfect packed lunches revealed

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Across the country, thousands of parents are grabbing the Tupperware once again and sighing at the thought of what to fill it with for yet another t...

Homework: How to avoid the tears

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Whether your child has been at school for two years or 12, homework can be the source of tears. And not just yours. Now that the new term is underway,...

What do teachers really want to say to parents?

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Schools invariably set rules for pupils but what if they could make some for parents too? In the interests of enhancing parent-teacher relationships...

Back to school: Am I the only one who misses my children?

Parentdish UK | Ursula Hirschkorn | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

It's that time of year again. Children up and down the land are being buttoned into stiff new school uniforms, slipping on shiny shoes, ready to be sc...

The New Kid: Advice If Your Child Is Changing Schools

Parentdish UK | Lucy Jolin | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

It's back to school time - but will your child be going back to the same school? Perhaps they weren't happy at their old school because of bullying ...

What do parents really want to say to teachers?

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Recently, we asked teachers what they'd like to say to parents. Now we've turned the tables and parents have had their turn! And before the teachers...

The ultimate back to school guide...

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Whether your child will be venturing through the school gates for the very first time or you're an old hand needing some reminders amid the distractio...

Awkward school photos to cringe over...

Parentdish UK | Rebecca Gillie | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Did you dread school photo day as a youngster? Queuing up to be shoved in front of a photographer at the end of his tether and ordered to smile for a ...

Back to school: Tips on buying a new school uniform

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

The sight of your child dressed in pristine and slightly too big school uniform for the first time might well bring a tear to your eye, but before you...

Kids Act Like The 3 Types Of People You See At A Bar

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

These three kids are scarily good at demonstrating what the inside of a bar looks like at the end of the night. While the little girl is twirling a...

Embarrassing Dad Mortifies Kid On The School Run

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

As parents, we all have the ability to make our kids cringe, but we didn't realise quite how easy it was... This dad threw on his favourite Christ...

Back to School: the Essentials Countdown

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

It feels a shame to cut the six weeks short by readying ourselves now for the school term, but having left it too late in the past, and having been a teacher myself for many years, I know that being a prepared parent makes things much easier.

The Top Nine Products for Travelling With Kids

Faye Jacobs | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

As I am feeling nicely organised this year, I thought I would share with you some of the products I have picked up to make travelling with kids that little bit easier! No longer is my greatest dilemma matching heels with bags, it is being prepared for almost every eventuality holidaying with children brings.

The A - Z Of Back To School

Parentdish UK | Laura Kemp | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Here's our tongue-in-cheek guide to going back to school - the good, the bad, and the why-did-you-have-to-remind-mes. Enjoy! A is for Arguing.A...

How to Do Nothing With Your Kids

Abi Oborne | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Parents
Abi Oborne

Why was I so scared of my children being bored? What would happen to them? What would happen to me? Am I neglecting them if they don't get to feed five farmyard animals a week, try out every swing and slide in the district and visit six sites of historical interest?

'The Danish Way of Parenting: A Guide to Raising the Happiest Kids in the World' by Jessica Alexander and Iben Sandahl, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Parents
Matthew Hirtes

The Danes have a very common-sense approach to educating their children at home. And Alexander and Sandahl advocate unstructured free time. In other countries, there's a pressure on parents to fill their children's time with after-school activities, whether it be in a sports club or something more musical.