UK Parents

Doting Dad Sends Warning To Boys Who May Date His Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Any right-thinking parent will dread the moment their son or daughter starts dating. While it's only natural to want your child to have a wealth o...

Why Many Parents Are Wrong About Apprenticeships

Simon Perriton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Perriton

Unfortunately, some of the negative assumptions about apprenticeships stem from older generations, parents and schools whose perceptions are based on the way that apprenticeships were in the past, before the National Apprenticeship Service was launched to support learners and help them to earn official qualifications.

WATCH: Father Creates Touching Time-Lapse Of Children Growing Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While many parents treasure home videos of their kids - a fourth birthday, a graduation, that unforgettable trip to Disney World - they offer snapshot...

Mums: Do You Feel Under Pressure To Lose Weight After Pregnancy?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although a recent poll revealing 80% of mums feel pressure to lose weight after giving birth is quite tiny - 500 people - we suspect it may be indicat...

10 Things Not to Say to a News Editor About Being an Older Mother

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Stoneley

I'm extremely blessed to be the mother of a wonderful, exuberant and thriving two-year-old and (in common with mothers everywhere) I'm doing the best I can for my daughter to ensure she has a happy childhood, and a safe and secure future. Sometimes that's OK, but often the journalist will prod, looking for an angle, "How do you deal with the negative view of older parents?"

Disney Princesses Get A Warrior Makeover - Who Needs Prince Charming?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Rather than waiting helplessly for Prince Charming to rescue them from their ivory tower, these Disney Princesses have had a warrior makeover... and a...

'You Don't Have To Become A Whale When Pregnant'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Controversial Instagram star and blogger Loni Jane Anthony, who was widely criticised for maintaining her fruit-based diet during pregnancy, has hit o...

Bulldog Puppy Kisses And Snuggles Baby Girl, We All Say 'Aww!'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you need something to take the sting out of the beginning of the work week, we may have just the ticket - a video of an affectionate bulldog puppy ...

Sleep Is For The Weak: Exhausted Dad's Face Says It All

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You're told that there's no such thing as a weekend once you have kids, but this excellent video of a dad filming his full-of-beans toddler every Satu...

Can You Believe This Woman Gave Birth Just Four Months Ago?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When pregnant bodybuilder Lee-Ann Ellison posted photographs of herself lifting heavy weights just two weeks before her baby was due, the internet exp...

Adorable Toddler Tries To Shoot Basketball Through Hoop... That's Pictured On A Box

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

He may be tiny compared to your average NBA player, but this toddler has certainly got his sights set on the big time - it's just a shame he hasn't go...

Why the Saatchi Innovation Bill Is Important for Parents of Children With Duchenne

Alex Smith | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Alex Smith

Harrison is now nearly 8, and we live each day with the knowledge that because he's got a duplication of an exon of his dystrophin gene, his symptoms continue to progress and he continues on a steady and rapid physical decline.

Is Being A Single Parent Still A Social Taboo?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a single parent, or if you grew up in a single parent family, you'll know that mothers and fathers who parent alone have one of the hardest ...

Labour Has Betrayed Its Supporters by Voting for the Welfare Cap

Salman Shaheen | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

The real betrayal of Britain's poorest and most vulnerable people was Labour's support for this toxic policy. With 13 honourable exceptions who all deserve praise for actually doing what they were elected to do, Labour MPs acquiescently lined up behind the welfare cap. If an antelope feeds its calf to a lion, that's pretty shocking.

I Don't Know if I'd Be Here if Not for Music

Judith Owen | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

I have very few "happy" family memories. The ones I do revolve around music and road trips with us all singing along to the likes of James Taylor. So when my dad passed away in 2012, I decided to make fantasy a reality and work with the same consummate players who played on those records.

How to Cope With Difficult Emotions on Mother's Day

Karin Sieger | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some say that the antidote to those very understandable and human difficulties is the willingness to love, forgive and to let go of the past. All too easily can we get stuck in the past, concede control and power of our lives to what has or could have been. With that frame of mind, perspective on life, and heavy heart it is difficult to move on.

Expectant Mothers Should Think Quality, Not Quantity, When It Comes to Accessing Information Online

Dr Ann Hoskins | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Ann Hoskins

Whilst the ability to access a wealth of information online should provide peace of mind for mums-to-be, the array of different sources available, all too often offering conflicting information, means that the internet may well be more of a hindrance than a help in this case, and bad advice is of particular concern when people are reading up on matters related to health.

Stepping Up

Amanda Prowse | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Prowse

Our boys have grown up secure in the knowledge that whilst there was enough love to go around, the special bond they shared with their birth parent would remain intact. But do we treat them differently, NO!

Let's Put It Into Context

Chris Jones | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Chris Jones

I've spoken at length about the importance of contextualised learning. As parents, we have a clear role to play in helping our children put theory into practice. It shouldn't fall solely on the shoulders of teachers. However, it still makes me question whether schools are doing enough on their side to prepare children for their futures.

The Use of Social Media in Celebrating an Autistic Child's Birthday

Jo Worgan | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

I know Tom is not yet 6 but he has only ever been invited to one birthday party and we have never held one for him. This may change as he gets older and I always feel guilty about this although it is irrational. We do celebrate in other ways though, last year we went to his favourite farm. I am not sure where we will go this year, maybe the farm again.

Does Society Need to Catch Up With Modern Family Life?

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Our styles differ at times but ultimately we are both perfectly capable of looking after the children and both perfectly capable of going to work. In fact I'm sure she is better at her job than I am at mine anyway. Saying that she is probably better with the kids too but she can't be everywhere.

Educating Each Other

Ben Nicholls | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Ben Nicholls

Since graduating, I have followed my parents in working exclusively within state education, although unlike them I don't do the really difficult and important job of teaching. Every day I believe more and more (and from a high start-point) in the tremendous value of what the college I work at does, and of the wider system.

Safer Internet Day

David Emm | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Protecting children from cyber-bullies is especially challenging with smartphones as they can be targeted in so many ways, especially out of view of their parents.

Safer Internet Day for Parents and Carers

Will Gardner | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
Will Gardner

This years theme, 'Lets create a better internet together', recognises the balance between encouraging users to embrace the positive opportunities for creativity, fun and learning offered online, while responding to and dealing with the negative online.

It's Stupid to Think You're Too Clever for Apprenticeships

Chris Jones | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

The bottom line is, vocational education which is stretching, rigorous and based on employers' needs is extremely valuable. I know that. Employers know that. Let's get the message out there.