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Win: 10 Tickets To Free The Children's WE Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Parents

All parents want to inspire and encourage children to reach their potential. That is why Free The Children, an international charity aiming to eli...

Lily Allen Thinks Kids Should Learn The 'Dangers Of Marriage' At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Parents

Lily Allen believes the National Curriculum should include lessons on the "dangers of marriage". The mum-of-two - who has daughters Ethel, four, a...

I Went Back to My School After 12 Years and Shone a Light in a Dark Place

Jojo Furnival | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I didn't have a happy time at school. I was clever, and bored most of the time so I became rebellious. Smoking became interesting, as did drinking. After my GCSE's I changed schools, being awarded a music scholarship to a well-known boarding school.

Dad's Hilarious Note Blames Bruce Springsteen For Daughter Being Late To School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents

A dad decided to be completely honest when his daughter arrived late to school after attending a late-night Bruce Springsteen concert. Patrick Pip...

Kids Need Annual BMI Checks To Curb Obesity, Government Advisors Suggest

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

Children between the ages of four and 11 should have annual body mass index (BMI) checks, a government think tank has advised. The Policy Exchange ...

Boy Asked To Change 'Inappropriate' Elsa Costume At School's 'Disney Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

A teen boy who was asked to change out of an Elsa costume he wore for a dress-up day at school has expressed his frustration. Austin Lacey, 13, fro...

Boy Lives With Grandparents Because Of School Place Mix-Up

SWNS | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old boy is living with his grandparents after being told there's no room as the school his three brothers attend. Charlie Gee and his ...

Kid's Drawing Is Very #NSFW

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

Learning to spell is no easy feat, if you take into account silent letters and the sometimes unusual English spellings. So for those kids who spell...

Duchess Of Cambridge Urges Children's Mental Health Support In Video

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a powerful video message to launch Children’s Mental Health Week 2016. As the Royal Patron of children's me...

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...