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Staying Sun Safe At School

Seena Seka | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Seena Seka

There has been lots of controversy in the media around whether teachers should implement the 'no touching rule' in schools and refrain from any physic...

There Are Now 40 New Barbie And Ken Dolls With Different Body Types, Hairstyles And Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

Barbie and Ken have been remodelled to “redefine” what a doll looks like to the next generation of children. The 40 different doll options in Matt...

7 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied Online

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

For many parents the world of cyberbullying is unchartered territory - something they’ve never dealt with firsthand and may find difficult to addres...

These Robot Babies Are So Realistic, We're Struggling To Work Out What Is Real

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Tech

With advances across the robotics industry, the last year has seen innovative machines that can weed your garden, park your car, perform brain surgery...

14 Of The Best Father's Day Cards, So You Have No Excuses For Forgetting

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

Whether he’s a new dad, or a seasoned parent, every dad deserves some acknowledgement for all their hard work, love and affection. Seriously, what w...

Building Lives: Bonding With Your Baby

Tessa Baradon | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents
Tessa Baradon

There is much discussion about environments these days: how to preserve our environment and exposure to the damage that thoughtless human activity is causing. 'Environment' refers to the surrounding in which we live. Babies' environments are the relationships they have with those who care for them.

Lessons For Life: How Toddlers Make Friends

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents

We all want our children to make and keep friends. But being eager for children to enjoy friendships and be liked is not a parental vanity project. Le...

12 Types Of Friend Your Children Will Bring Home From School

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents

It is every parent’s worst nightmare to think of their child lonely and friendless at school. So when they ask if they can bring someone home you’...

6 Questions Parents Have When Their Child Is Wetting The Bed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents

Bedwetting may be a common childhood problem, but that doesn’t mean it is something that can just be brushed off by parents as a passing phase. Unde...

Dad Defends Himself After Being Judged For Putting His 'Wild Child' Toddler On A Lead

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Parents

One dad has taken to the internet to defend himself against strangers who judged him for putting his “wild child” on a lead when out in public. Cl...

12 Annoying Things All First-Time Parents Are Tired of Hearing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents

For new parents, those first few weeks are a steep learning curve, trying to work out how to care for this new human who is relying on you to keep the...

How To Teach Kids Where Their Food Comes From

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents

The further our world advances technologically, the further we move away from truly understanding where our food comes from. That disconnect between f...

10 Celeb Quotes That Prove Just How Incredible Mum Bods Really Are

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Parents

It’s no secret that many mums struggle with their changing appearance, during and after pregnancy. Celebrity mums often find that their figure is t...

I Became Chief Executive Of A UK M.E. Charity - And Then My Son Was Diagnosed With M.E. Too

Sonya Chowdhury | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sonya Chowdhury

Danny says the one thing that has really added to his severe exhaustion and frustration is having to continually explain how M.E. is not just feeling tired. By sharing his story, I hope that others affected by M.E. have to do this a little less.

Girl Teaches Her Dad A Lesson When He Leaves The Toilet Seat Up

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Parents

Every woman who has ever had the privilege of sharing her bathroom with a man will understand the trauma of finding the toilet seat up. Now one little...

Girlguiding Badges Getting A Modern Makeover To Help Girls 'Thrive'

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Girlguiding has announced a major overhaul to help its members ‘thrive’ in the modern world. The new programme, which will be launching in summer ...

'Mother' Means Hope

Amy Dear | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Parents
Amy Dear

Having a mental illness does not make you less or a parent, and it doesn't mean you are wrong. It might mean that you need a little extra support, a little more time, or treatment - but it's an illness. And one for which recovery is possible. Please speak to someone if you feel the same. Please don't hide. You are not alone.

What Is Emotional Health And How Does It Relate To Mental Illness?

Nick Haisman-Smith | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Haisman-Smith

We all know that we can promote good physical health through factors like exercise, diet and sleep, helping to prevent illness and support wellness and recovery after diagnosis or treatment.

These Foster Carers Want You To Know What It's Like Looking After Children

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents

Every year, tens of thousands of children across the UK need foster carers because they are no longer able to live with their own families. According...

Girl Puts Us All To Shame With Her Mechanic Skills, As She Changes The Oil In Her Dad's Car

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents

Most parents would love their children to help out around the house a little more, and it seems it is never too early to get them started. This is aft...

My Son Has The Same Heart Condition As Jimmy Kimmel's Son

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

Watching Jimmy Kimmel announce to the world that he had become a father again, I saw the heartbreak in his eyes, I saw the fear, the overwhelming emotion. It wasn't just that he had become a father, but he had become a father to a heart baby.

This Is Why You Shouldn't Google Your Child's Symptoms When They Are Ill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Parents

Every parent is guilty of turning to Google to help answer those questions we’re pretty certain we should know the answer to; how many hours on the ...

Parents, How Many GCSE Exam Paper Questions Can You Get Right?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents

It’s no secret some adults feel things are getting easier for students, and that they would never have got those grades ‘back in your day’. Esp...

Cristiano Ronaldo's Son Proves He Has The Football Gene, In Proud Parenting Moment

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and it seems that Cristiano Ronaldo has passed on his football skills to his son Cristiano Junior...

Children In The UK Should Be Taught What To Do In Case Of A Terror Attack, Say Police

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents

Children in the UK need to be taught how to deal with a major terrorist attack, in the same way as their parents, Scotland Yard has announced. Senior ...