Why Talking About Body Image With Your Sons Is Crucial (And It Doesn't Need To Be Difficult)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Parents

We may open up conversations with our daughters about how they feel about their bodies, but when was the last time you did this with your son? As a so...

Why I Won't Make My Son Cut His Hair

Davina Taylor | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK Parents
Davina Taylor

I shouldn't have to defend my parenting while I stand up for my son and his god given right to have autonomy over what happens to his body. Amidst all this feminist ranting we are surrounded by on social media, it's interesting to me that very few people have looked at the other side of this.

To My Grandmother, On Her Birthday

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Skylar Baker-Jordan

You never wanted to be my mom. You wanted to be my grandma. When my dad brought home his pregnant young bride, you probably never anticipated that the next three decades of your life would be spent raising that child.

Son Shares Poignant Facebook Post About Why You Should Never Judge His Mum's Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Misti Johnson is a hard-working nurse whose job is to save lives and care for people - she also happens to have a few tattoos. When she spoke to her s...

The Surprising Benefit Of Writing A Gratitude Letter To My Father

David Roland | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Roland

bmm banner.jpg The gratitude that the writing and reading of my letter evoked in me 10 years ago remains. When I recall that day, as I often do, I bathe again in the memory of being a 'wonderful son' to a wonderful father.

Emotionally-Involved And Confident Dads 'Raise Kids With Fewer Behavioural Problems'

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

Dads who are emotionally involved with their children and feel confident as a parent are less likely to raise kids with behavioural problems, research...

Teaching A Modern Masculinity

Hannah Greaves | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents
Hannah Greaves

bmm banner.jpg Masculinity at the moment is so narrowly defined. The media shows images of hyper-masculinity: oiled, tanned, muscled, macho, with the means and affluence to sweep his woman off her feet, take care of her, provide for their family. It leaves very little scope for young boys to look at themselves and be okay with being different.

What Men Fear Most

Alan Gardner | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Gardner

When we're angry our energy is up. When we're angry we feel strong, and that's a good male experience. That's what we learn from sportsmen, from video games, from movie stars. We feel heroic, and sadly for us this is what we think masculinity is. Big, strong, alone.

Mum's Powerful Response To People Shaming Her Sons' Hair

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has crafted her own 'Little Boys' Hair 101' in response to people who criticise her three boys for having long hair. Chloe Dunstan, who blogs a...

Sadness. Relief. Guilt. Repeat. Losing My Father

Nick King | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nick King

We saw my Dad every day. He came to dinner with us each Sunday. If we were away we phoned daily. He spent Christmas with us. Came to birthday teas. Attended school plays. He engaged with our family. Laughed at the children's antics. Enjoyed our successes, commiserated when we failed.

David Beckham Hailed A 'Brave Dad' For Letting Brooklyn Do This

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Parents

David Beckham has been labelled a "brave dad" after allowing his son Brooklyn to jump over him on a skateboard. In a clip uploaded to the 16-year-o...

Sophie Ellis Bextor On The 'Happy Chaos' Of Life With Four Boys

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Parents

Sophie Ellis Bextor has said coping with the arrival of her fourth baby boy has been made easier thanks to her "secret weapon" - her eldest son. Th...

Elton John On The Heartbreaking Reason He Tells His Sons He Loves Them Every Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Parents

Sir Elton John has said he often tells his sons he loves them, spurred on by the fact his own dad never showed that sort of affection towards him. ...

Mum Leaves Hilarious Notes For 27-Year-Old Son House-Sitting For Her

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has gone to extreme lengths to make sure her son behaves himself while she's away on holiday. The son in question is 27 years old. Martyn ...

A Proud Mother of Boys

Vicki Psarias | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

My boys don't conform to stereotypes, they have long hair which they both love and don't want to cut, they love bold clothes, are both fiercely bright and fun, funny and thoughtful and love to pick wildflowers and brush my hair (and tell me I'm a princess), as much as they enjoy running outside, kicking balls and climbing trees.

What Not to Say to a Mum of Boys!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Gibb

Being a mum of four amazing boys, I have been subjected to all of the comments you are about to read! Luckily for my boys, they know that they are the best thing that ever happened to me and I wouldn't change things for the world. :)

Motherhood - The Biggest Sacrifice

A. Dassu | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

The moment I found out I was expecting my first child, my life changed forever. Nothing was going to be the same ever again. It couldn't be taken back and even if the pregnancy hadn't gone through, I still would have remained changed. This much I knew.

Dreading the Three 'D's - As a Mother

Janey Jones | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Janey Jones

As I have three sons and yet write for girls, lots of people say - 'How funny!" But having sons doesn't make a girly girl more boyish. However, it has helped me to understand boys more, certainly. My findings on boys are thus: boys act indifferent when they really care a lot.

The Sexist World of Parenting

John L. Adams | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

I'm not some kind of jock-strap burning masculist and I am no fan of political correctness. I do, however, feel strongly that men should stand up and shout about the contribution they make as parents.

Parents Spending 50 Hours A Month As Children's 'Taxi Service'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

Some parents are spending 50 hours a month driving their children to school and to social activities, according to a survey. A poll found acting as...

Children, Borders and the Law: The Growing Toll of International Relationship Breakdown

Louise Halford | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Halford

The increasing ease with which people can move abroad to live and work has led to a rise in relationships between individuals of different nationalities.