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Parents Urged To Be Aware Of Teenage ‘Sexting Codes’ That Hide Meaning Of Conversations

Parents are being warned about “sexting codes” allegedly being used by teenagers to hide the true meaning of their conversation. According to CBS2 in New York, teens are beginning to use a lot more texting abbreviations that their parents are unlikely to decode. One teen, named Amari Sims, told the publication that her peers used…

Mum In Tears After American Football Player Ate Lunch With Her Son Who Has Autism So He Wouldn’t Be Alone

The touching story of an American football player who joined a boy with autism at a dinner table, so he didn’t have to eat alone has captured many people’s hearts.  Bo Paske, from Florida, US, often eats his lunch on his own in the canteen at Montford Middle School. But on Tuesday 30 August 2016, American footballer Travis Rudolph…

10-Year-Old With Autism And ADHD Sings Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ In School Choir And It’s Beautiful

A 10-year-old girl with autism and ADHD sung an incredible rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, which has been heard by more than one million people.  Kaylee Rodgers, from Co Down, Ireland, was the lead singer in the choir performance at Killard House Special School.  The clip was recorded as part of their Christmas show and was…

Nearly A Quarter Of Children With Mental Health Problems ‘Turned Away By Treatment Services’

Nearly one in four children and young people with mental health problems are being refused the treatments they need, according to a new report. Around 23% of children referred for mental health treatment by their GPs or teachers are turned away, due to difficulty recruiting staff and government funding not reaching frontline services, according to the…

Single Dad Who Took Hairstyling Lessons Turns Daughter’s Hair Into Incredible Christmas Creations

A single dad who took a class so he could learn how to plait his daughter’s hair has outdone himself with his latest creations. Greg Wickherst, a single dad from Colorado, US, has been getting his daughter, Izzy, in the festive spirit by sending her to school with Christmas hairstyles. He’s made Christmas trees, snowmen and…

Dads Urged To Take More Photos Of Their Partners To Capture Family Life ‘Messy Hair’ And All

A woman’s post about why more dads should take photos of their partners has struck a chord with many mums. Kaylin Schimpf, from Texas, encouraged men to get behind the camera and capture family moments, including “messy hair, no makeup or a dirty old t-shirt”. Schimpf said too often, women are ones behind the camera.  “It…

‘Anti-Homeless’ Spikes Removed After Mum Enlists Help Of Sons And Friends To Cover Them With Cushions

A mum enlisted the help of her sons to place cushions over spikes erected to deter homeless people resting outside a building in a city centre. A photo of Jennie Platt, from Manchester, laying the cushions with her two sons, George, 11, and Sam, 10, and some of their friends from their rugby team was…