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Why Don't Schools Cater for Introverts?

Bronte Huskinson | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bronte Huskinson

Being an introvert isn't easy, especially when you spend your entire school life being told that you need to participate more in class, stop being so shy, or (my favourite) come out of your shell. What schools don't understand is that the preference for quiet, less stimulating environments is not an affliction, it is a character trait shared by nearly half the population.

School 'Bans' Girl From Wearing These 'Inappropriate' Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has called her daughter's school uniform policy "ridiculous" because she claims they "banned" her daughter from wearing boot-like shoes. Kasi...

Mum Inspired To Change Her Life By School Run Stranger

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who was inspired to change her life by a stranger she saw every day on the school run wrote a touching post on a community Facebook page in the ...

Primary School Prepares Students For Exam Results With A Wonderful Letter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school gave children receiving exam results an encouraging letter reassuring them that attitude and personality are more important than any ...

Photo Shows True Extent Of Half Term Holiday Price Hikes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents

With February half term approaching, the holiday price hike during school term breaks is on parents' minds. An image displaying evidence of the soa...

Parents Asked To 'Stop Doing School Run In Pyjamas'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school headteacher has written to parents requesting they stop wearing their pyjamas on the school run. Kate Chisholm, headteacher at Ske...

School Segregated Teen Because Of Dip-Dye Hairstyle

SWNS | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has threatened to pull her teenage daughter out of school because teachers segregated her from other pupils for having a "dip dye" hairstyle. ...

Dad Lands Hot Air Balloon In School Field, Is The Coolest Parent Around

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Parents

A dad surprised his two daughters before their morning lessons by landing his hot air balloon near their school. Adrian Brown, 47, landed in Bassi...

Kid's 'Dream' In Martin Luther King School Work Is Rather Unsettling

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

A child had a very unusual approach to his Martin Luther King-inspired worksheet. His class were given the task of coming up with their very own "...

School Offers To Change Grades On Students' Reports

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents

We've heard of children attempting to change the grades on their school report, but one school has decided to save them the bother by sending a letter...

Mum Writes Powerful Open Letter To Son's Bullies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has written a powerful open letter after learning her son was being bullied at school. MaryAnn Parisi, from Connecticut, America, said she...

Nadia Sawalha: 'My Daughters Have Been Out Of School For A Year'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Parents

Nadia Sawalha has opened up about homeschooling her daughters, calling it the "best thing" she's ever done. The Loose Women presenter, who revealed...

Mum Shares Son's Spelling Homework With Glaringly Obvious Mistakes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum tweeted a photo of her son's Year 6 spelling homework that featured misspelt words from the teacher. Amanda, tweeting from @Pandamoanimum, sh...

Birthday Cakes Have Been Banned At This Primary School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school has banned children from bringing in birthday cakes to lower the risk for pupils with allergies and avoid disruption to the school da...

Girl Rushed To A&E After Drinking Fruit Shoot That 'Tasted Like Oven Cleaner'

SWNS | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A 10-year-old girl was rushed to A&E with sickness, diarrhoea and a burning throat after she drank a Fruit Shoot that "tasted like oven cleaner". ...

A Parents' Guide To 2016 Primary School Applications

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents

The deadline for primary school applications is looming and parents sending their child to school for the first time are likely to have a few question...

Rebuilding the Lives of Children in Liberia After Ebola

Lily Caprani | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

For now, the epidemic is officially over and families and communities are beginning to rebuild their lives, but the work of organisations such as Unicef remains as important as ever. Even before the Ebola outbreak, Liberia had one of the highest child mortality rates in the world, and combatting this continues to be one of our biggest challenges in the country.

Parents In Wales Will Be Thrilled With This Term Time Holiday Ruling

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Parents

Parents in Wales will be thrilled with the news they will no longer face fines for taking their children on holiday during term time - if they get th...

Fitness Instructor Mum Says School Weight Measurement Made Her Daughter 'Distraught'

SWNS | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum claims her 11-year-old daughter became "distraught" after school health professionals branded her "overweight". Amelya Lyndsay, 35, who work...

Brighton Proposes New School Term Dates, But Will It Actually Lead To Cheaper Family Holidays?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Parents

A local council is debating plans to overhaul school term dates to allow parents to book cheaper family holidays. Brighton and Hove City Council is...

'Detective Dot' Kids Book Hopes To Break Down STEM Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Parents

A small startup is hoping to break down the stereotypes of children, especially girls, not enjoying science, technology and engineering by crowdfundin...

This Kid Knows How To Get Around His Spelling Question

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Parents

Kids never fail to surprise us, especially when it comes to their wit. This kid managed to outsmart his teacher when asked to write down 10 words h...

Mum Sent Son To Nursery In This Completely Inappropriate Christmas Jumper

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mum who was embracing Christmas jumper day at her son's nursery was completely unaware the knitwear she chose was quite inappropriate. Imgur user...

Hey Mums - Stop Size Shaming Me at the School Gates

Anne Marshall | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Parents
Anne Marshall

Look, there was no chance I was ever going to be small. Not after carrying twins, and another not long after. Does anyone even realise how big your body has to get to carry two babies at one time. I doubt it. A twin pregnancy is no NCT group, daisy-smelling, hardly showing, slip the baby out in the birthing pool affair, and any pregnancy there after is destined to not be either.

Teacher Asks Pupils To Name Her Baby, Gets Interesting Response

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Parents

A teacher enlisted the help of her nursery-aged pupils for baby name ideas and received some very unique suggestions. A photo of the names put for...