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What Should We Do About Mobile Phones In The Classroom?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Clare Owen

Everyone wants to stay constantly connected but at what cost? They're so easy to disguise. Slipping a phone out of a pocket to read a text takes a couple of seconds, but it's a significant distraction. There's the issue of the digital divide.

Mum Furious After School Brands Son's Haircut 'Too Extreme'

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has criticised her 11-year-old son’s school after she was sent a letter warning that his short, back and sides haircut was too “extreme”. ...

Should Teachers Be Able To Grade Parents On Their Involvement? Opinions Are Split

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents

Mums and dads are debating whether schools should give parents grades based on how they support their children and their attendance at parents’ even...

It's Already Hard Enough: When Teacher Complaints Are Teacher Abuse

Anna-Christina Connelly | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Anna-Christina Connelly

If you've ever worked in any school, in any capacity, you will probably have been warned about certain parents. They are the kind who will always q...

Mum Hauled Into School Meeting After 5-Year-Old Kept Cracking Up At Teacher's Name 'Miss Butt'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was reportedly hauled into a meeting with her daughter’s school after the five-year-old laughed at her teacher’s name - Miss Butt. Annalise...

The Government’s Approach To Sexual Harassment In Schools Is Ignoring One Vital Factor

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The government’s approach to tackling sexual harassment in schools has further been called into question after leading charity warned smartphones we...

Why This Mum's Honest Post About Parenting Mistakes Is Reminding Us It's Okay Not To Be Perfect

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mother’s post about all her parenting mistakes has reminded mums and dads to stop beating themselves up over the small things. Kara Lewis Newton ...

Mindfulness Classes Introduced For 5-Year-Olds At Boys' School To Support Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents

Mindfulness classes have been introduced for five-year-olds at an independent school for boys to support their mental health. Bickley Park School in K...

Parents Outraged At School's Introduction Of Unisex Toilets For Kids Over Age Of 8

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents of children at a London primary school are hitting back after unisex toilets were introduced in the building for kids over the age of eight. B...

Is Your Child Starting Primary School In 2017? Find Out The Application Deadline

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents whose children are starting primary school in September 2017 have until 15 January to apply for a place. Applications to apply for school plac...

Duchess Of Cambridge Embraced Teary Mum Whose Son With Autism Shared His Struggle

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge embraced a tearful mum who explained how her son who has autism had his life changed thanks to a mental health charity. The ...

10 Ways To Deal With Playground Bullies (And I Mean The Mums Not The Kids)

Kate Beavis | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Beavis

Over the last 5 years, while standing in the playground I have seen it all. Not only seen it, but heard tales of other parents feeling lonely, isolated and panic stricken at having to go and collect their children from school

Languages: Key To Future Success

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

Until 2005, all but a few students took a language in Key Stage 4. They were given the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, improve their...

Mum Puts Inspiring Feminist Notes In Her Daughter's Lunchbox Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents

Most children open their lunch box to find some cling-filmed sandwiches and a packet of crisps, but not Holden Elderkin. The 9-year-old looks forward...

Government Responds To Children's Laureate's Call For 'Every School To Have A Library Its Proud Of'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents

Children’s laureate Chris Riddell, has been praised for calling on the government to investigate the closure of school libraries. Riddell wrote an o...

14 Things You Only Know As A Parent Of A Year Six Child

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents

Kids grow up so quickly, you blink and your baby is in Year Six already. Now it’s all SATs exams and scouting out secondary schools, it really is an...

Government 'Ready' For U-Turn On Term-Time Holiday Fines

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics

Justine Greening is reportedly preparing to overturn a ban on parents taking their children out of school on holiday during term-time. The Education ...

Student Speeds Up Process Of Writing Lines Thanks To Handy Trick

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Parents

No child wants to spend hours writing lines as punishment for misbehaving in school. So they should probably take a leaf out of this student’s book ...

Many UK Parents 'Would Welcome' A Homework Strike Like Families In Spain

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents in Spain are reportedly undergoing a “homework strike” because they feel their kids get too much work sent home. The Spanish Alliance of ...

Kids Should Learn About Sexual Abuse From Age 5, Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents

A Labour MP has called for sex education lessons for children to include learning about online porn and the dangers of sexual abuse. Rotherham MP Sara...

What Happens When Your Child Starts Pre-School

Emma Critchley | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Critchley

Learning is exhausting. They will be very tired when you pick them up and this will mean that they fall asleep in the car on the way home and you are left sitting on that driveway for all of eternity.

Kate Beckinsale Drew A Penis On Her Daughter's Homework, Teacher's Reaction Was Textbook

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents

Kate Beckinsale drew a penis on her daughter’s homework and got her in trouble. The 43-year-old, who has a 17-year-old daughter Lily, with her forme...

6-Year-Old Wrote Powerful Letter After Brother With Autism Was Called 'Weird'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents

A six-year-old girl wrote a heartwarming letter about her younger brother, who has autism, to remind others he shouldn’t be treated any differently....

'The Truth About Term-Time Holidays': Extent Of Fines Revealed

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parents across England were fined more than £4 million for taking their children on term-time holidays last year. Local authorities issued a total of...

Tearful Mum Urges Parents And Children To Give Her Son A Chance

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken out in defence of her son who is often called a “bully” at school. Sonia Buckley, from Victoria, Australia, explained her son Bil...