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Can Prince Harry's 20 Year Battle With Mental Health Encourage Children To 'Start A Conversation'?

Barry Richardson | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Barry Richardson

"I've spent most of my life saying I'm fine". That's how Prince Harry started a very honest and candid interview about his own struggles with mental h...

Mum Emails School To Tell Teachers Her 10-Year-Old Is 'Done' With Homework

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared an email she sent to her daughter’s school explaining why her 10-year-old will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she d...

The One Thing All Schools Should Teach (But Don't)

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

What is something every student should learn which isn't taught in school? How to read. Sure, schools teach us how to look at the letters C A T and...

Why We Need to Encourage Children To Look Up

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Clare Owen

Parks and playgrounds are there to be enjoyed. We can encourage children to look at the sky, notice changes to flora and fauna and appreciate the weather and seasons, learn how to use a map without relying on a phone, figure out how to fix a bike that needs repair or look up at the stars at night.

Dad Has Brilliant Reaction When His 6-Year-Old Wet Herself At School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents

A dad who found out his daughter had had an accident at school decided to go above and beyond to make sure she wasn’t embarrassed. Ben Sowards, from...

Duke and Duchess And Prince Harry Open School In Support Of Heads Together

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have officially opened an academy school in support of their mental health initiative Heads Togethe...

Parents Receive Totally Legit Note From 7-Year-Old's 'School' About His Work

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old boy thought he’d get one over on his mum and dad by forging a note to them about why he needs to play more video games. Of course, ...

Why Children At Nurseries Should Learn About Same-Sex Relationships

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents

Children as young as two should learn about same-sex relationships and transgender lifestyles at nursery, teachers have said. The National Union of Te...

Schools Are Struggling To Cope With Students' Mental Health Issues, Teachers Warn

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are struggling to deal with a rise in mental health issues among students, teachers have warned. Almost all teachers (98%) have taught pupils...

Who Are And Who Were Your Teachers In Life?

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

My teachers have been my parents, my primary school teachers, my senior school teachers, college tutors, my cousins, my children, my grandchildren, colleagues, my friends, my mother-in-law, my husband, my dogs and cats, my tortoise and myself and strangers.

Kid's Literal Homework Answer Is Too Brilliant To Be Wrong

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents

Children’s literal minds never fail to amuse us, especially when kids are oblivious that they’re being so funny. This boy decided to respond to t...

7-Year-Old Embraced New Look After Alopecia Diagnosis For School's 'Crazy Hair Day'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old who was recently diagnosed with alopecia embraced her new look in the best way for her school’s ‘Crazy Hair Day’. Her mum, Dani...

I'll Always Take My Children Away During Term Time

Jodie Andrews | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jodie Andrews

There's been a lot of debate recently around being able to take your children out of school and on holiday during term time. Now, I'm a huge believer in that travel has so many more benefits (in some ways) than school has.

Jon Platt Loses Supreme Court Battle Over Taking Daughter On Holiday During Term-Time

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents

Jon Platt has lost a Supreme Court battle over taking his daughter on holiday to Disney World during school term-time. Five senior judges at the court...

Toddler Pulls Off Sneaky Stunt While Adults Are All Distracted During School Play

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents

A toddler took advantage of all the adults in a room being distracted by a school performance and managed to pull off a pretty sneaky stunt. While eve...

Why This Charity Is Campaigning To Have Mental Health Education Compulsory In Schools

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Parents

Parents believe that protecting their children’s mental health is a top concern, yet it is not compulsory to be taught in schools. A small-scale Yo...

This Is What The Duchess Of Cambridge Told Fellow Parents At Prince George's New School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge met fellow parents who are sending their children to Thomas’s Battersea School in September like Prince George. She bumped ...

Piers Morgan Wades In On McDonald's Packed Lunch Debate: 'That's Abuse'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Parents

Piers Morgan has waded in on the packed lunch debate after parents were called out for sending kids to school with “worrying” lunches. The ‘Good...

Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge Announce Where Prince George Will Be Going To School

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents

Late last year reports suggested the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had registered Prince George at the pre-prep Wetherby school, which had educated Pr...

Mum Accidentally Sends Her Daughter To School With Adult Item In Her Lunchbox

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum accidentally sent her daughter to school with an item in her lunchbox that definitely shouldn’t have been there. The anonymous mum shared her ...

A Childhood Without Music Isn't Childhood

Tom Walters | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tom Walters

As a father, this plays on my mind. On a very basic level I want my son to understand that he can express himself unhindered - that being free to pursue artistic creativity is as important as maintaining healthy physical wellbeing or achieving academic success.

The 8 Types Of Teachers You Meet At Parents’ Evening

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents’ evenings are weird. On one side of the table you have the parents, keen to seem clued-up and supportive but a teeny bit stressed, possibly ...

Are Young People Really Represented Well Enough?

Louis Sherman | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

The earlier we start to make change, individually or as a whole, and showing young people the value we place on them and their voices, the more benefits we all get from it in the future. Representation of young voices has never gone far enough and now is our time to make our voices heard thoroughly and truly.

GCSE And A Level Courses Axed Amid Schools Funding Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are being forced to axe GCSE and A-Level courses in a desperate attempt to tackle severe budget pressures, headteachers have warned. Design a...

Lincolnshire Schoolboy Carrying His Mate Over The Finish Line Is Peak Friendship Goals

SWNS | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents

The moment two schoolboys had a ‘Brownlee brothers’ moment - when one carried the other across the finish line at a cross country race - was captu...