Kids

For Goodness Sake- Let Toys Be Toys

Jack Fletcher | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Jack Fletcher

Gender labelling is unnecessary and needs to be addressed. Society has many problems, but it is an accumulation of small but damaging concepts that need to change for the better.

My Daughter, the Anti-Princess

Claire Gillespie | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Gillespie

Does it bother me that my daughter doesn't join in when the other little girls are playing house? Not for a second. She's over with the boys, running faster and jumping higher than she ever would with Cinderella slippers on. In any case, she'll always be a princess in my eyes. A tangled-haired, grubby-faced, puddle-stomping, world-conquering princess.

How Can Parents Get 'Screen Time' Right for Their Children?

Pete Low | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
Pete Low

"Screen time" is a term bandied around our house on a daily basis. "Is it screen time day daddy?" "Can we have screen time if we behave?" There's a lot of concern about the impact that screen time, and gaming in particular, is having on children today.

So Just How Do We Get Our Kids Eating Healthier?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

If we really want to know how we can correct our children's eating habits we need to understand that it isn't the kids who are at fault, it's our assumptions about the kids that have brought us to this point.

Kids Say the Freakiest Things

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Anna first freaked us out when she was about 20 months old. We had been staying with friends in London for a couple of days during the Olympics. As we were leaving we were all stood in own friends bedroom collecting up our stuff...

'Frozen' Is Almost Perfect, Except for These Two Things...

Mia Freedman | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mia Freedman

Brave's glorious Princess Merida walked that talk by rejecting the idea that a bunch of strangers should compete with each other to marry her. Instead, she competed with them to win her independence. Which she did. Go Merida. That's some impressive feminist ideology right there.

What's The Secret To A Happy Relationship?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Having children is meant to be one of the most fulfilling aspects of life, but what's the real price of parenting when it comes to your relationship? ...

Money, Kids and the 'Sales-Frenzy'

Anita Naik | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Naik

Interestingly my seven year old made two good points while being dragged round The Sales with me last week. She wisely asked, "Why do you need it now if you didn't need it when it was full price?" And followed it up with the annoying "Shouldn't you be delaying gratification Mum?"

Parents and Presents for Their Kids

Mike Collins | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Collins

It's the age old question that parents have to face up to every year: will my kid(s) have enough presents to open on Christmas Day. How much is enough we ponder? And will they like them? We try to get that balance right between fun toys and educational toys. As the cash registers tick over we will be tempted to throw caution to the wind heading home with bags full of goodies.

Bad Santa - a Very Modern Christmas Story

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

So we went to visit Father Christmas in his grotto (Knightsbridge outpost). A lovely day out for my daughter and her best friend, were it not for the terror.

Six Trends Shaping the Evolution of Virtual Worlds for Kids

Tamara Littleton | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech
Tamara Littleton

It's a world away from the early 2000s when children had to spend hours bargaining with their parents over the time they spent on the family computer, immersed in virtual worlds on a big screen. Children still play in these worlds - look at the popularity of Moshi Monsters - but the rise of mobile gaming has, in many cases, changed the way they do it.

As Beyonce Didn't Sing: "Who Runs the World? Kids, Kids!"

Pandora Sykes | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pandora Sykes

Things have changed and children now rule the roost. I can't deny that Stewart's words and my own observations puts a shivery shot of fear into my very bones. Having spent my whole childhood deferring to adults, will I now spend my entire adulthood deferring to children? Give me some power, people!

A Fascination With Real Food

Food Revolution | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Food Revolution

Raw ingredients are always fresh and seasonal, with an emphasis on nutritional balance. When available, herbs, squash, and lettuces are picked fresh from our student-run garden. Sometimes, there's a bit of chicken, and often there's a delicious dessert with unexpected ingredients.

Conquering the Americas Day 12 in Atlanta, Georgia and Hope Comes to the Rescue

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

Our JoJo UK team still travel and exhibit at the key trade shows to learn from our clients and help to brand build, but in all areas of the Americas (other than the East Coast) using reps is how independent retailers buy.

Re-wilding the Nation's Kids

Mike Collins | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK
Mike Collins

Without really noticing we've been heading towards the end of the traditional outdoors childhood. Something that many millions of adults took for granted is becoming the exception rather than the norm for today's children, where-ever they live. Roaming ranges are down, physical activity is down and the ability of children to identify common wildlife is being lost.

WATCH: Kid Nails Jack Nicholson's Speech From 'A Few Good Men'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Comedy

You may know the opening of Jack Nicholson's famous courtroom rant from 'A Few Good Men' - but can you recite the rest of it? Four-year-old Sruli c...

WATCH: One Kid's Toilet Contemplations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Comedy

"Need a good laugh!? You have to watch this!" writes this mother on YouTube. "Our 3 1/2 year old contemplates the effects of his diet." He certainl...

Kids Vs Birthday Cakes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Ah. If only it were acceptable etiquette as an adult to plonk your face into your birthday cake. Babies. They don't know they're born. (Via Tas...

The Lies Behind the Facebook Smiles

Shannon Edwards | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

It's what we've come to expect in the new social media world order. Nothing is really what it seems but all the boasts and tall tales of old are shone in our faces via tablets, mobiles and desktop computers.

It's Time to Fight the Parent Trap

Travelzoo UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

The way I see it, parents are being corralled into extortionate holiday prices - they can't take their children out of school and summer family deals are few and far between - it's something I call the Parent Trap.

Weekend Dad Notes Part One: Why Festivals Make the Best Crèches

Shihab S Joi | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

In a world where helicopter parenting is on the rise and cotton-wool wrapped kids are warned strangers spell terrible danger, taking them to festivals not only gives them the space they need for their crazy little minds to roam free, I actually think it should be mandatory.

Kids Reveal What They Want To Be When They Grow Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When we were kids we didn't have TV shows such as Big Brother and X-Factor, so the concept of being famous just for being on TV had never really occur...

Car Travel With Children - Five Ways to Keep the Kids Amused

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

For a family car, the annual summer holiday is perhaps the biggest test it can undergo. Not only does it have to put in the extra mileage, but it does so whilst being rigorously poked, prodded, and abused by children who care not a jot for the cars resale value. Perhaps the best way to avoid this kind of scenario is by keeping children occupied on a long journey.

Should We Ask Our kids' Permission Before Posting Online?

Holly Seddon | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Tech
Holly Seddon

I think the way we invade the private lives of others including our children have reached a point where we all need to step back for a moment and re-assess how we live as humans. On the one hand a comment about our children can be innocent enough as part of our daily social lives and conversations.

Five Creative Apps Every Kid Should Try

Holly Seddon | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech
Holly Seddon

Technology has a lot levelled at its robotic feet. Well, scratch below the headlines and you'll find that a) you'd be hard-pressed to avoid technology given that pretty much anything man-made counts as tech and b) there are oodles and oodles of examples of apps, games, websites and hardware helping kids to channel and explore their creativity.