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American Seven-Year-Old Passes British Maths GCSE

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Parents

An American seven-year-old completed her maths GCSE while holidaying in London and recently found out she passed with a C. Kiran Pabla, now eight,...

Starting secondary school - advice on the big move

Parentdish UK | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

Your baby is going to big school! Everyone remembers starting secondary school; that mixture of nerves, excitement and most of all the hugeness of you...

Boy Asked If He'll Miss His Mum On First Day Of School, His Reaction Is Super Cute

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

A boy with a cheesy grin couldn't hide his true feelings when a TV reporter asked if he was going to miss his mum on his first day of school. The ...

Can't Get Rid Of Your Child's Head Lice? This Could Be Why

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

Some species of head lice are becoming immune to the most common treatments used by parents, scientists have discovered. The itch-inducing "nits" a...

15 Seriously Cute First-Day-Of-School Photo Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents

Your child's first day of school is a day you'll always want to remember. Whether you're tearing up because they're "so grown up" or excited at the...

Girl With Autism Removed From School As Parents Claim Teacher 'Called Her Fat F***'

SWNS | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents

An investigation has been launched over claims a teacher laughed at a teenage pupil with autism and called her a "fat f***". Patricia and Richard A...

A Bucket List For When School Starts

Ellie Gibson | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Parents
Ellie Gibson

Just thinking about his first day of school makes me wobbly. I'm going to miss him so much. But sometimes - on the days when it's too hot, and we're too tired, and there have been three tantrums by 10am, and that's only counting mine - I do idly fantasise about what I'll do with all that free time.

9 Tips To Shop Back-To-School Essentials On A Budget

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents

Back to school can be an expensive time for parents, what with school uniforms and the classroom essentials needed to kit out your kids before the ter...

A Note to Everyone Who Did Not Get the Grades They Wanted

Victoria Leith | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Victoria Leith

I am sure there are many like me who did not get the results they wanted. Is this you? If so, I need to let you know something. It is OK. Really!

Why Social Media and a Culture of 'Over-Sharing' Has Ruined Results Day

Ellen Johnson | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellen Johnson

Social media can be great for many things, for awkward throwback pictures, for tweeting Katie Hopkins, for sharing vines with your friends, but it should not be for showing off. We have to be sensitive to other people's academic experience. So lets get back to using social media for better things, yeah?

A Parent's Guide To Dealing With GCSE Results Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Parents

GCSE results are released on Thursday 20th August 2015 and it probably feels like you've been living and breathing these exams since May. Your chi...

Robbie Williams Lied To Get Out Of Parents' Evening

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Parents

Robbie Williams admitted he lied to get out of his daughter's parents' evening because the thought of meeting strangers filled him with "fear". The...

Why Not Just Throw Those Uni Offers in the Bin This Results Day?

Adam Bradford | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

I turned my back on University to set up in business and with the help of support agencies in my hometown of Sheffield I have never looked back... In the 21st Century connected world, if you put your mind to it you can definitely achieve it. Get a mentor, approach employers, take part in training opportunities and good luck!

Mum Overjoyed By Mystery Donation For Daughter's Wheelchair

SWNS/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents

A four-year-old girl with a disability will be starting school in style after she received £3,500 for a new wheelchair from an anonymous donor. Ka...

Rise In Parents Facing Court Over Truancy After Ban On Term-Time Holidays

PA | By Alison Kershaw and Ian Jones, Press Association | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents

Thousands of parents in England are being taken to court over their children skipping school, after the imposition of a ban on term-time holidays. ...

Bad News For Parents With Children Starting Secondary School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Parents

Parents of children going into Year 7 this September will spend more money getting their kids kitted up for the new school term, than other parents, a...

Taylor Swift Reaches Out To Fan Who Is Nervous About Starting School

The Huffington Post UK | Elise Metcalf | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Taylor Swift has reached out to a fan over Tumblr, offering advice on conquering fears of school starting again. The fan, Stormie, posted on her Tu...

A Parent's Guide To Dealing With A-Level Results Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents

A-level results are released on Thursday 13 August 2015 and it can be a stressful day for both students and parents. Teenagers can feel as if their...

Mums Create 'Safe Way' To Put Suncream On Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents

Solar Buddies is a new product deemed to be the "safe" way for teachers to put suncream on a child because it involves "no-touch". The gadget has a...

People Petition For Kids To Have Driving Lessons At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

A petition has been launched asking the government to "save lives" by introducing driving lessons and road safety into the school curriculum. The p...

5 Ways To Prepare Your Kid For First Day At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Parents

If your child is starting school in September, you might be wondering how it will pan out. Although children don't legally have to attend school un...

Here's A Big Reason To Send Your Kid's School Application Off In Time

SWNS | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

Here's a cautionary tale when it comes to sending your kid's school application early. A four-year-old boy has been told he can't attend the same ...

Sex Education Book Teaches Kids That Not All Babies Are Naturally Conceived

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

Sex education books usually involve the stereotypical 'mummy and daddy make a baby' type scenario. But a new book is educating children on the diff...

Teacher Writes School Report... For Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Your child's end-of-year school report might have landed on your kitchen table recently, but did you also receive a report detailing your own behaviou...

Mum Whose Son Got Severely Burnt On School Trip: 'Teachers Are Not To Blame'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

The mother of a 13-year-old boy who suffered severe sunburn while on a school trip to Spain has said it was her own son's fault, not the teachers'. ...