Building Lives: Bonding With Your Baby

Tessa Baradon | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents
Tessa Baradon

There is much discussion about environments these days: how to preserve our environment and exposure to the damage that thoughtless human activity is causing. 'Environment' refers to the surrounding in which we live. Babies' environments are the relationships they have with those who care for them.

An Open Letter To My Childless Friends

Lauren Godfrey | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Godfrey

Please don't stop trying to reach out to new mums - I may not reply but continue to contact me on as many different forms of social media as possible and as often as you can. Despite being incredibly caught up in my own world of spit up, babble, lack of sleep and dirty nappies, I try to listen and hear what you're telling me about your life too - honest.

#Adulting: Looking Behind The Hashtag

Becky Morris | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Morris

As a millennial, the reality of reaching what we consider to be adulthood feels a world away from what was promised. We believed that working hard, educating ourselves and managing our money would lead to success.

13 Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Your Late Twenties

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Adulthood is fraught with obstacles that we have to learn to overcome: paying bills, booking our own doctor’s appointments and cooking something oth...

All Women Can Relate To These 14 Cartoons That Perfectly Depict Adulthood

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Growing up isn’t easy and it never seems to stop. From lessons about dating to how your own whirlpool of anxiety, Mari Andrews perfectly sums up our...

12 Things You Still Do From Your Uni Days In Your 20s And 30s

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Students have a bad reputation for their horrible habits, but what happens when you leave university and enter the real world? Despite appearing like...

How I Turned 28 and Became an Adult at Ease

Luke Chandley | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Chandley

Last week I turned 28. It doesn't feel too bad, actually. Each birthday comes with the inevitable fear that this year needs to be really great. So many 'this is my year' social media posts get banded around, like a daily New Years' Eve for the Tumblr generation. I've never been massively philosophical when it comes to the future. To me, the future just kind of happens.

The Importance of Learning to Fail

Kathryn Berens | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Allowing failure, embracing it even, and building up self-esteem are not mutually exclusive. It is perfectly possible to do both and I would argue if we don't allow our children to fail on occasion and learn from that, then the self-esteem we spend years nurturing is very precarious indeed and at great risk of disintegrating in the adult world.

Adam Deacon Guilty Of Posting Abuse To Former Co-Star Noel Clarke

PA | By Nina Massey, Press Association | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Adam Deacon has been found guilty of posting abusive messages on social media about his former co-star, mentor and 'Adulthood' director Noel Clarke.De...

Youth Will Not Define Adulthood

Maliha Reza | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

Youth is a time for experimentation. To make mistakes and suffer the consequences, but then to do it again because it was just as thrilling as the first time. I'm not saying your youth is meant for recklessness but it is one of the few times you can be reckless and have no serious repercussions; depending on the context of course.

On Turning 21

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Getting older is also really funny, because when I was a teenager I liked the feeling of being one, of being a youth. Yet now that I'm a little older, I'd never want to go back to being that age.

Elusive Father's Love - From My Program: Adult Lives Crippled by Childhood

Olga Levancuka | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

"I don't think my dad ever loved me." This is the statement I hear my clients repeating time after time. It's irrelevant who says it, men or women, although it is more common coming from women, given that an unhealthy relationship with their dad, i.e. 'Key Male Figure', tends to reflect in their relationships

A Handy Guide To 'Second Puberty', AKA 'Being In Your 30s'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Your body clock is ticking, you're getting hair in places where there didn't used to be hair - and your hangovers are way worse than they once were. ...

11 Things It Shouldn't Take You Until Adulthood to Learn

The Mac Twins | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Setting multiple alarms is futile as the snooze button is best mates with your laziness. This friendship does not count as an excuse to your boss about your tardiness and will ruin your school reports and job references.

When I Started to Feel Like a Grown Up

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I am a grown up. I guess there is no escaping that now. And I've realised that although others may look at you as being a grown up it can take quite a long time to acknowledge it yourself. And potentially there is 'the moment' when you suddenly realise that it has happened.

Why the 'Clipped Wing Generation' Is Flying Higher Than Ever

Laura French | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

When people complain about the apparent loss of community and kindness, they seem to ignore the good things Generation Y have done; numerous youth-led initiatives, student-run committees in schools across the country, young people working together to create opportunity and equality for everyone.

The Shame and Shaming of the Adult Non-Driver

Ryan Love | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Love

So here I am, 25 and without my driving licence. For the first time I'm actually embarrassed about it. I had never considered that there would be a day when I'd feel judged for not having accomplished what my sister achieved six weeks after turning seventeen, or what my parents have been doing for a combined 70 years.

What Does Beauty Mean to You?

Maria Senise | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Being a tween or young adult can be rough, ridiculously confusing, and generally uncomfortable. (Hell, being an adult can be too.) Growing up, experiencing changes in your body, and feeling your crazy hormones running amok create a feeling of complete unease in your own skin. This summer, I ran a class called Girls' Lifestyle Camp for girls between the ages of 10 and 13.

You Know You're An Adult When...

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end). The reality is being an adult is tough. You know you're an adult when...

Fear The Future? Here's 18 Ways To Avoid Becoming An Adult

The Huffington Post UK | Ekin Karasin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education


The Botox and Barbie Collision

The Mac Twins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Society, I'm only just enjoying the fact I now have cheekbones and my cheek fat has gone down from hamster to gerbil...please stop pressuring me into pumping and plumping them up again! My bank statement shows I'm still youthful and reckless enough!

What Turning 18 Means to Me

Susannah Keogh | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Susannah Keogh

Here's something you probably don't know about me- I'm a twin-and no, before you ask, we're not identical. This month, we turn eighteen - but we're celebrating in very different ways...

Growing Up Pains

Jyo Fernandes | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jyo Fernandes

Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. This was a story that charmed millions of children and adults alike as they witnessed the escapades and adventures of an everlasting childhood. It was also one that I, upon watching it for the first time, was unable to understand. Never grow up?

A Right to a Universal Rite of Passage?

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Livingstone

Our society sends out confusing messages about when young people become adults, what level of responsibility they should have for themselves and what role they can play. You can smoke, join the army, leave school (this school year anyway) and have sex at 16, drive at 17 but you have to wait until 18 to drink alcohol in a pub and vote. Then you hit 21 and that still retains some significance.

How to Make Friends as a Grown-Up

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

When we're at school we pick a new best friend every academic year, and that's it-we're set, bound by a mutual love of The Wombles. By our teens we have a 'crew', a 'gang'. At university we're drunk. And by the time we're adults with jobs and responsibilities and families we... stop making friends?