Kids

Kids' Brilliant Dating Advice: Should You Text Or Call After A First Date?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Parents

The perils of dating can leave the best of us at a loss for what to do. Sometimes we just need to take the simple approach, as these kids (who are ...

The Remarkable Advice on Happiness I Learnt From a Silicon Valley Investor I'm Going to Teach My Kids

Laura Clark | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Clark

I hope my children also grow into happy, fulfilled adults - once they pass the moody teen phase! But, as we all know, kids don't always want to listen to their parents. To combat this I'm planning to pass on advice I've picked up along my life journey so far, both from my own experiences and from other people.

Year of the Dad - Belts and Breeks

Thomas Lynch | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Thomas Lynch

My son is seven years old and I still do it. Not every night, but sometimes I'll sneak in late at night and just marvel at him. It's a precious time, he doesn't know he's brilliant and funny though I do tell him, but well sometimes kids hear what they want to hear.

This Girl's Reaction To Meeting Donald Trump Is Hugely Depressing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Most videos of kids receiving wonderful surprises are heartwarming and make you feel all fuzzy inside, but not this one. Kimberly Lovley's daughter...

Can a Family Cut Out Refined Sugar for a Year?

Hattie Garlick | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

Just delicious, accessible food that all generations can get stuck into preparing and eating together. That happens to be sugar free. Oh, and ideally involves only a single mixing bowl or oven dish so very little washing up (you've got to dream, haven't you?)

Studying as a Grown-Up

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

I started a post-graduate course in September and this week was hand-in week. I refer to my course as 'grown-up school' for the benefit of my children who are very little and don't have much grasp of the idea of adults studying things.

Wakeful Windows?

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Shrimpton

In a nutshell, a wakeful window is the average amount of time your little one can stay awake in any one stretch. Knowing your child's optimum sleep window can make a huge difference to how easily they settle to sleep and how long they stay asleep- think of it as your bedtime window of opportunity, paving the way for a much smoother bedtime or nap time routine!

Satiating the Ever Inquisitive Mind of a Two-Year-Old...

John Hibbs | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

What never ceases to amaze me is how she acquires words. I've heard her repeating words I didn't even realise I used myself but I must and she absorbs them, digests them and uses them to melt my heart, stop me in my tracks and make me down right laugh out loud.

Toddler Interrupts Wedding: 'I Need To Poo!'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A bride was left laughing when a little boy interrupted her wedding ceremony to tell the groom he needed to go to the toilet. Hannah Lienert-Forres...

Here's How Technology Can Bring Your Family Together

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When each member of your family is staring at a different screen in a different corner of the house, you know that technology is getting in the way of...

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight With Kids This Christmas

Jamie Last | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents
Jamie Last

It is Friday lunchtime, and my family have joined the throng of holidaymakers piling onto an aeroplane preparing to leave London for Bangkok. We're laden with backpacks, pillows, teddy bears and tantrums as we battle our way back towards row 37.

Dads, Where's the Love?

Thomas Lynch | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents
Thomas Lynch

My dad died three years ago, and for the last year of his life I was unable to have decent heartfelt conversations with him. I was robbed then and of course still robbed now of the ability to speak with him. To ask him the questions, did he love me? And what did he think of me?

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.

I Did the Facebook Book Exchange and I'm Not Sorry

Katie Gregory | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
Katie Gregory

I'm just going to come out and say it. I did the '36 book exchange' thing on Facebook. I know it's bad. I know I should be ashamed of myself. I know I am basically a moron and I have done The Worst Thing Ever.

This Is What Happens When You Ask An 11-Year-Old What The Ten Commandments Are

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Comedy

It's understandable that some kids might not listen in Religious Education, and we're really glad this one didn't. A Redditor posted this photo sho...

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.