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How This School Is Encouraging Kids To Speak About Emotions And Create Self-Care Toolkits

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Parents

A primary school has shared how they are teaching their children to speak about their emotions to improve their mental wellbeing. Farndon Fields Prima...

Girl Smashes Gender Stereotypes By Answering Sexist Homework Question In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Parents

A girl answered a homework question in the best way, smashing gender stereotypes while she was at it. Yasmin’s answer to an assignment asking her to...

Five Questions You Should Ask To Get the Most Out Of Your Parents' Evening Appointment. The Lowdown For Parents, Written By A Teacher

Emilie J Martin | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Parents
Emilie J Martin

True, there's not much that you can do about the furniture, your child's teacher's time-keeping or the pace of the appointment system. But you can prepare for your meeting and ask the right questions to make sure you get all the information you want about how your son or daughter is doing. Here are five useful questions to ask:

Lady Gaga Defends Young Girl From Bullies In Video Message

HuffPost | Amy Packham | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Parents

Lady Gaga wants to put an end to bullying. The singer even created a nonprofit called the Born This Way Foundation to pursue this mission. On Frid...

Why Aren't We Listening To The Evidence On Practical Science?

Katherine Mathieson | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Tech
Katherine Mathieson

Part of the debate about practical science rests on the fact that we don't even agree on the basics: what makes a good practical lesson? What are practical lessons supposed to achieve? How can schools improve the quality of their practical science?

The 2016 SATs Were 'More Challenging' Than Sample Papers, Review Confirms

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Parents

Teachers who warned the Key Stage 2 SATs exams in 2016 were “harder than expected” have been vindicated by a report showing the tests were “more...

The Disadvantage Of Summer Birthdays

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

A boy who turned 16 last month and a girl who turned 15 the week before have recently started their final GCSE year. With only a few days short of a ...

Help Tackle The Children's Mental Health Crisis

Sarah Brennan | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK
Sarah Brennan

Right now, there is a mental health crisis among children and young people in the UK. According to new polling by HuffPost UK, a third of young people...

New Pledges For Education Are Desperately Needed, But Will Fall Short Unless We Tackle The Root Causes Of The Global Education Crisis

Leena Al-Derham | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK
Leena Al-Derham

Fundamentally, unless the root causes are tackled, we will not succeed in our goal of averting this global crisis. EAA Foundation delivers education to the world's most marginalized children- but with this group growing at an alarming rate, world leaders must do more to ensure peace and sustainable human development. For the sake of our future, we call on world leaders to leave a legacy worthy of our children.

The Reason This Mum Told Her 6-Year-Old Daughter To Kick Her Bullies 'In The Business'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has explained why she told her six-year-old daughter to kick two boys “in the business” after they bullied her and commented on her weight. ...

Why We Need To Discuss Sexual Misconduct And Consent With Kids As Young As 5

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Parents

The police have received almost 30,000 reports of children sexually assaulting other children in the past four years, figures have revealed. Reports o...

Hug Button: The Simple Tool Parents Can Use To Comfort Children With Separation Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents

A mum came up with the genius idea of creating “hug buttons” to comfort her son who was anxious about starting school, and it has gone down well w...

Primary School Pupils Getting Less Than Two Hours Science A Week, Study Finds

PA for HuffPost UK | By PA Reporters | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents

Many UK primary schools are teaching science for the equivalent of less than two hours a week, according to a study.The report argues that the subject...

Number Of Children With Autism Being Excluded Has Risen And Its 'Incredibly Troubling'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents

The number of children with autism who have been suspended or excluded from school has risen. National autism charities say this increase is “incre...

My Son Was Expelled From School In His GCSE Year

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents

Isobel’s 15-year-old son was not allowed to return to school. Here, the mum-of-three describes her shock at his expulsion. “We were called into a...

Back To School: Is Your Teenager Coping?

Cai Graham | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

You may be a dab-hand at all this and be taking it all in your stride - but for many parents helping their teenager settle in to a different school or simply a different class with the increased demands and expectations is totally new ground and the new rules can be baffling.

KS1 SATs Will Be Scrapped And New Times Tables And 'Baseline' Tests Will Be Introduced

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents

Six- and seven-year-old children in Year 2 will no longer have to sit SATs exams from the year 2023, under new Government plans. However, new tests wi...

New School-Year's Resolutions

Isabelle Lee | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

If, like me, you are so tied to the school year that September feels more like a new beginning than January, you may be feeling like now is the time to get into those good school/parent/life habits. Here is the list of (some of) my good intentions:

Why It's Vital More People Are Educated About What Trans Children Go Through

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Parents

There needs to be more public education about the issues transgender children face, so they are not afraid to ask for help if they’re bullied, the C...

A Lack Of Water And Toilets In Schools Is Holding Children Back From Fulfilling Their Dreams

Margaret Batty | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Margaret Batty

The much-awaited 'back to school' week is upon us - the school bags are packed, the lunchboxes are made, and the obligatory photos of children looking cute in their uniforms have been uploaded to social media.

Boy Sends Police Department Thank You Letter For 'Protecting Our City'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents

A young boy wrote a thank you letter to his local police department and it seems he has a pretty strong view of the violent side of the job. The boy d...

Parents Say 12-Year-Old Is 'Treated Like A Prisoner' At School Due To Lilac Hair

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents

A mum and dad claim their teenage daughter has been treated “like a prisoner” by her school because she dyed her hair lilac. Kadey Wood, 12, was ...

This Is The Name Prince George Will Go By At School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents

As Prince George is settling into school life, there has been speculation over what name the four-year-old will use in class. Seeing as his title is P...

Child Goes To (Very Expensive) School

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Comedy

A four-year-old boy has made headlines for attending his first day at school. The boy, known as George Alexander Louis, was pictured walking to the do...

Mum Blogger Shamed For Giving 5-Year-Old Chocolate Milk In Lunchbox

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents

A mum blogger has shared her frustration after she was shamed for sending her five-year-old son to school with chocolate milk for his afternoon snack....