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For Parents, It’s A Summer Of Hardship And Impossible Choices

Sally Worrall and her family.We’re at the half way point of the UK summer holidays, a time that is always testing to parents’ patience and bank balances. But when it comes to keeping children happy and occupied amid the escalating cost of living crisis, many families are feeling the pinch like never before this year.Sally Worrall, 31, has seen a drastic change in her circumstances. “I can’t get through the month […]

today13 August 2022

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You’re Trying To Give Your Kids An Amazing Childhood. How Much Will They Remember?

Which experiences will be the ones your kids remember?The other day I came across a picture of my son when he was two years old, gazing wide-eyed into the camera during a trip to Puerto Rico. Memories came flooding back: his floppy sun hat, the white smudges of sunscreen on his cheeks, the ball he kicked around with some older kids, the joy of watching him take his first doggie […]

today6 August 2022

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The Top 10 Toys For Christmas 2022, According To An Expert Buyer

Styling Head EllaJust so you know, HuffPost UK may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI – prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication unless otherwise specified.Right now you’re probably reading this somewhere in the sun and would rather not be reminded that the Christmas rush is even […]

today6 August 2022 1

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Liz Truss Met Some Kids And People Are Loving Their Brutally Honest Remarks

Liz Truss meeting children as part of her campaign to be the next prime ministerLiz Truss set out to meet some children as part of her campaign to be the next prime minister this week – and people are loving the honest remarks from the kids. The foreign secretary has made it to the final two in the race to become the next Tory leader, and is facing off against former […]

today22 July 2022

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How To Kit Out A Kid’s Bedroom If You’re Seriously Short On Space

All the best storage essentials for making the most of smaller kids bedroomsWe hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, HuffPost UK may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of […]

today22 July 2022

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BBC Question Time Audience Members Reveal Teachers Now Pay For Kids’ Food Themselves

BBC Question Time audience members claimed teachers are paying to provide for students out of their own pocketTwo school workers claimed, separately, that teachers are now having to fork out to buy breakfast for some students.Speaking on Thursday’s BBCQuestion Time, the teacher and support worker were responding to queries around whether school staff may go on strike in the upcoming weeks.The support worker revealed that the reality of being a […]

today15 July 2022 1

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Parents Should Not Covid Test Their Kids, Officials Say. Do Experts Agree?

Covid-19 testing at homeParents and guardians have been advised not to get their children tested for Covid unless directed to by a health professional on the official government website.Downing Street is still sticking to its “Living with Covid” strategy for now, even though another wave is now making its way through the UK.The wave, caused by the Omicron sub-variant, BA.5, means around 1 in 15 people in the UK currently […]

today14 July 2022 1

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30 Tweets About The Funny Names Kids Have For Things

Children have a rather original approach to the English language, and parents have taken note. In fact, many of them use Twitter to share their kids’ funny malapropisms and creative turns of phrase. Below, we’ve rounded up 30 tweets from parents about what their kids call things. (And we must admit, some of their choices are arguably superior to the dictionary-official terms). Thinking about the time my 3yo forgot the name for […]

today13 July 2022

Childcare

A Plan To Tax Women For Being ‘Childless’? Welcome To Gilead

-The country’s birth rate is declining and we’ll be faced with a shortage of workers in the future. The solution posed by one Oxford academic? Tax the people who don’t have kids. In an article published by the Sunday Times this weekend, demographer Dr Paul Morland puts forward some suggestions for “incentivising families to have more children and to have them when they are younger”.“Introduce a ‘negative child benefit’ tax for those who […]

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