Top Christmas Gifts for Kids 2015

Faye Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

I have decided to go down a different route of present buying and have been looking more at timeless pieces that will give years of enjoyment. Here are the best gifts for children I have come across, some are suitable from 6 months on...

21 Photos That Show Weird And Wonderful Things Kids Do

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents

Kids do some really strange things. Fact. To prove this point, someone has decided to collate a photo series on Imgur, capturing all the crazy thin...

Stocking Fillers For Kids (Under £10)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Parents

The run-up to Christmas can be a pretty stressful time for parents. Not only do you have to buy a shed load of presents without your kids noticing ...

One Sad Mum in Imaginary Conversation With Holly Willoughby

Zeena Moolla | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Parents
Zeena Moolla

Sometimes, when I'm enjoying a rare moment of peace, I think about Holly. Peppa or some doughnuts might be babysitting the kids while I gaze out the window, imagining myself on the This Morning couch enjoying a lovely chat and a lovely cup of (hot) tea with the lovely Holly Willoughby. Oh, and Phillip...

Dogs Start Howling, Baby Adorably Joins In

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Parents

Youtuber Larry Wood has a new addition to the family - and he's fitting right in. The family's two labradors are constantly having howling contests...

Tips To Minimise Jet Lag For Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Grown-Up's

Carrie Bradley | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents
Carrie Bradley

My old job had me flying through several times zones in a month. It was certainly easier managing just my jet lag, but after flying with a baby and toddler to several long haul destinations, including The Big One; UK to Australia, here are some general tips that have helped us.

First Child Vs Second Child

Rachel McDougall | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

As a parent of one child I thought I had everything under control. Baby sleeps through the night? Check. Baby eats a variety of vegetables and interesting textures? Of course. Baby is surpassing all required milestones and showing up the other babies at playgroup? Oh, stop! No need to show off now. I was clearly a natural at this parenting gig. And then number two came along.

All My Children Hear Is Blah! Blah! Blah!

Kathryn Berens | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

The expression of greatest bewilderment however is reserved for when I go down the self-indulgent path of telling my children that before they were around, I had a job (and a life?) - I worked, I earned money, I even wore clothes other than my tracky bums.

Who Knew?

Emma Porcelli | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

Who knew poo and wee would become our life when we had kids? If we're not covered in it, we are stressing out in public about it. Do you find you are on repeat when asking the toddler if they need the toilet?

Screen Time to Teen Time: How the Parenting Toolkit Keeps Evolving

Jo Nilsson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Nilsson

At home our parenting toolkit on technology has been around 'set times' for access and a ban at mealtimes and bedtimes. Indeed we seem to be in the majority there with 80% surveyed saying they don't allow screens at bed time and 67% removing them at meal times.

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...