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The potential minefield of gay parenthood

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:02:42 GMT

Gay parenthood can be joyful - or go disastrously wrong, as two recent news stories have shown. What are the dangers of surrogacy and co-parenting?

The Duchess of Cambridge hosts awards party for mental health charity at her Kensington Palace home

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:20:00 GMT

Kate Middleton welcomes guests to her London home to honour children who have overcome difficulties and become shining examples to their peers

Children who play nursery games with fruit and veg more likely to eat greens

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:42:57 GMT

A study of youngsters aged between 12 and 36 months found that the children who were introduced to unusual fruit and vegetables through fun games were almost a third more likely to taste those vegetables over different ones at meal times

American children facing record levels of homelessness

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:00:45 GMT

Seven years after the global financial crisis struck, an additional 1 million children in America are homeless, a new report shows

Jamie Oliver's recipe for discipline is surprisingly cruel

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:03:42 GMT

Smacking a child in the heat of the moment is one thing, but The Naked Chef's pre-planned punishment is far more sinister, writes Andrew M Brown

Premature babies: How 24 week-old babies are now able to survive

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:23:27 GMT

The number of babies being born prematurely is on the increase, and so is their chance of surviving, says Jessica Salter

Spina bifida surgery - inside the womb

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:00:34 GMT

Gina Beddoe was 20 weeks pregnant when her baby was diagnosed with spina bifida. A month later she was undergoing a groundbreaking operation - the first of its kind on the NHS. Zosia Kmietowicz reports

The Rev Paul Nash: 'Shedding a tear on the hospital wards shows we care'

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 07:05:10 GMT

The chaplain of Birmingham Children's Hospital tells Julia LLewellyn Smith reveals how he copes on his rounds

Family put home up for sale to fund daughter's cancer treatment

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:02:47 GMT

Frankie-Rose Lea's parents say "nothing" is more important than saving their daughter and they would "live in a box" if it helped to fund her proton beam therapy

Teach our children well - but not too well

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:10:10 GMT

High achieving among the young should not take the place of happiness, says Judith Woods

Make it a crime to leave children under 12 home alone, say parents

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:15:42 GMT

A YouGov poll of parents found that two thirds want the government to set a minimum age limit to leave children home alone

Why is my child not talking?

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:00:24 GMT

In the classrooms of today children are not just seen, but heard and listened to; if your child isn't talking, it's time to take notice, says Fiona Barry

Johnny Ball: I would have got further on Strictly Come Dancing with Flavia Cacace

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:00:01 GMT

Johnny Ball talks Strictly, and gives some surprising parental advice

The adoption crisis is a legacy of target culture

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:00:34 GMT

Rules intended to speed up the process have led to fewer children finding a home, argues Jill Kirby

Parents warned over laundry capsule poisoning risks

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:15:36 GMT

Safety experts are warning parents against using colourful detergent capsules after research showing one child an hour is being poisoned by them

Breakfast: what children eat around the world

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:00:47 GMT

There's a world of difference in how children start the day, from hundreds-and-thousands on toast to fermented soya beans

It's straight talk, not sweet talk, children need

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:40:29 GMT

Gratuitous praise, when a fearless honesty is required, will only enfeeble our young, says Anna Maxted

Ice skating in London: the capital's best ice rinks

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:50:24 GMT

Ice rinks in London open for only a limited time. Get ready to hit the ice with our guide to the best ice rinks open during Christmas 2013 and into early 2014.

Toddler rushed to hospital in fox attack

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:56:47 GMT

A fox climbed into a family home through a cat flap and attacked a two-year-old boy as he slept in his bed.

8 ways to get your daughter exercising

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:00:43 GMT

The Sweaty Betty founder Tamara Hill Norton shares her tips for encouraging girls to get physically active

Mother in coma and newborn twins die after paramedics locked out of tower block

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:01:06 GMT

Premature babies Melody and Rose were starved of oxygen after paramedics were locked out of their Birmingham tower block

£1,799 toy camel gives me the hump

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:13:32 GMT

Children's Christmas wishlists are becoming ever more expensive, and life-size cuddly toys do not help, says Harry Wallop

Wateraid in Tanzania: The babies who die for want of clean water

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:05:35 GMT

At a clinic in rural Tanzania, Cherrill Hicks meet mothers who have lost infants to easily preventable illnesses caused by dirty water and lack of access to basic latrines

When it comes to children, let's take the words fat and thin off the menu

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:00:29 GMT

Nobody should be stigmatised because of their weight, but healthy eating should start at home, says Judith Woods

Inspiration for life in the mainstream

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:00:05 GMT

Casilda Grigg meets the mother behind a groundbreaking school for autistic children