UK Teenagers

Young People With Cancer Need Better Relationships and Sex Advice

Matt Whyman | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Whyman

Every day, six young people aged 16-24 receive the shocking news that they have cancer. Treatment usually starts immediately, can last for up to three years, and disrupts every area of their lives. Of course, this can include relationships and sex. And yet at such a formative time the issues that arise are not often openly discussed. Until now.

A Letter to My Teenage Self

Amy Treasure | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Treasure

This letter is for all the teenage mums and the women who have suffered abuse. For the women who have been told they are not good enough or they will never achieve anything. There is light at the end of the tunnel, you will come out the other side.

Teens Need to Be Aware of 'Revenge Porn' Risks Too

Claire Lilley | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Claire Lilley

'Sexting' is playing an increasingly insidious role in young people's relationships. So there is clearly a need to educate children about the risks of this behaviour to them and other young people whose images they share.

What Happens When Your Teenage Daughter Tells You She Has A Boyfriend

Amy Treasure | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Treasure

So she comes home from school and casually drops it into our 'how's your day gone' conversation. The conversation we have every day. Except this isn't about the funny thing that happened in maths or that she sang a solo in the choir. This is about a boy, 'the boy' the one she likes and I can tell she's smitten.

Why Low Confidence at School Can Become a Lifetime of Insecurities

BritChick Paris | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

‎We have created a self-esteem vicious circle. Schools don't nurture hobbies and passions that make teens feel worthwhile when their natural confidence is plummeting. It is these very activities - and not just hardcore sport, chess, golf, zumba, violin, that construct enduring self-belief. ‎Instead they are ditched for instagram, selfies and thigh gap comparisons.

How To Support A Teen Through Zayn Malik Heartbreak

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

Zayn Malik's decision to quit One Direction has left fans shocked and upset. Teenage Directioners in particular have flocked to social media to share ...

No One RSVP'd To Boy's Birthday Party, So Twitter Threw Him One Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Odin Camus turned 13 on Friday, his mum, Melissa, planned to throw him a bowling party in Peterborough, Ontario. But after sending invitations...

Homeless and Alone: Teenagers Are Being Let Down

Matthew Reed | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Our shocking findings show that an estimated 12,000 16 and 17-year-olds - enough to fill Wembley arena - have asked their council for help in finding a new home for them. But more than half are turned away without even being assessed.

Mums Reveal The Weirdest Things They've Found In Teenagers' Bedrooms

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

After the penis beaker fiasco, we thought Mumsnet wouldn't get any weirder. But then all sorts of stuff happened. Now they've started chatting about a...

Mother's Day....in the Middle Years

Liz Fraser | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

When our children are very young we think we are in a living Hell.We think that nothing could EVER be as bad as this living Hell, except possibly if our father-in Law came round for tea as well and pointed out how we should just relax more.

20 Annoying Things About Living With Teenagers

Anna Fraser | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Fraser

We are all aware of the possible big nightmares which may lay in store for us parents once our beloved offspring enter the 'Teen' phase. For me though, it's been the little changes which have felt more like seismic shifts within my carefully crafted and harmonious household.

Adolescent Girls Need Access and Choice in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Michael Holscher | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Michael Holscher

Flexible and adaptable models must be developed to ensure broad access and choice. Health service teams must adapt their operations to meet the unique needs of adolescents and other underserved groups.

Reflections on a Teen Bra Twanger

Natasha Batsford | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I can see the children struggle with the idea even as I explain it to them: Usually it is a game of chase that has ended in tears because Esme has become bored but Alfie is determined to keep chasing her anyway.

In Readiness for an Empty Nest

Fiona Gibson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Gibson

In a few months' time my twin sons will leave home. I'm fine about it, really. Well, sort of. Okay, I'll probably be clutching at their ankles, bleating, 'Why are you taking your guitar? You won't need that. And your books... why not just leave them here?'

Children With Mental Health Problems Told By Parents: Don't Get Help.

Alexandra Massey | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

We need a new policy from government level down if we are to catch these vulnerable children before they fall. As shocking as these figures are, we haven't got time to re-educate parents into being more honest with themselves.

There Are Shades Of Grey in Consent Too

Lucy Unwin | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Unwin

Perhaps we owe it to these teenagers to talk more openly and honestly about those many shades of grey they're discovering in sex, and how to bridge the difficult and confusing gap between their own desires and the clear-cut, oh-so-simple version of consent they're being presented.

First Kiss, Last Kiss

Katy Wright | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Katy Wright

Preparation was key and like any teenage girl, I had been practising my necking skills for a good year in the lead up to this Valentines disco. I would regularly snog the bathroom mirror or clench my hand into a fist and pretend it was Jon Bon Jovi (or Gary Barlow).

Why My Mother's Death Made Me Write a Book on Parenting Girls

Judy Reith | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

When my mum died after a long fight with Alzheimer's, grief threw me an opportunity to consider her legacy to me, and my three daughters. A friend said to me, "We all leave our shadow behind". So what is my mum's shadow? What will mine be to my darling daughters so they have what they need to thrive in the modern world?

Teen Gymnast Whose Spine Bent 'Like A Banana' Makes Recovery

Caters | Daisy Williams | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Up-and-coming acrobat Lauren Hill faced an end to her sporting dreams after spine began to bend "like a banana" when she grew six inches in just two m...

Teen Who's 39 Inches Tall On Looking For Love

Barcroft Media | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the most part, Hannah Kritzeck is just like you average teenager. The 19-year-old loves singing and dancing and really wants to find a date fo...

Rights for the Digital Teenager

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Yet managing risks for adolescents is hardly a new state of affairs. Anna Freud noted that it was very difficult for us to help teenagers, partly because of our wish to forget our own painful embarrassments that are an inevitable part of those years.

ADHD: Myth or Reality

Bob Morgan | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Morgan

Dr Wariyar talked about many aspects of ADHD - including of course - the core symptoms. Inattention - difficulty in giving attention to detail - not appearing to listen - difficulty in completing a task - not following through on instructions.

Why Female Friendships Are Better Than Anything Else in the World

Jessie Thompson | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessie Thompson

Do you know who runs the world? Well, if you are to believe the gospel of Beyonce (and many people do), it's girls. Socially and economically, this thesis is slightly flawed. In some circles though, this could be considered true. In fact it is, and I've experienced it.

Incredible Teen Who Raised £50K For Leukaemia Research Passes Away

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jak Trueman, a teenage cancer sufferer who raised over £50,000 for research into the disease, has passed away. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with ...

Screens DO Wreck Your Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Too much screen time before bed can significantly affect both the sleeping patterns of teenagers and directly affect their emotional state, researcher...