UK Teenagers

Dad's 'Taken'-Style Note To Get Kids To Clean Up Is Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

What parenting techniques do you use to get your kids to clean up after themselves? Shout? Send them to their room? Give up? This dad took matters ...

Teenager's Nosebleed Alerts Doctors To Three Life-Threatening Illnesses In Family

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mother has revealed how her teenage daughter's nosebleed alerted doctors to three dangerous illnesses within the family, including cancer and kidney...

The App That Will Turn Your Teen's Wi-Fi Off At Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents of teens will no doubt know the feeling of their son or daughter being glued to their phone at the dinner table. But a grand idea from Vod...

The Dangers Of Teenage Sexting

Parentdish UK | Marianne Kavanagh | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Imagine this. Your teenage daughter sends a nude picture of herself on her phone to her boyfriend. (It might be a joke. Or it might be because s...

Waiter Receives $1,000 Tip From Stranger Who Wants To Prove World Isn't A 'Negative Place'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 19-year-old waiter has been left in shock after a kind-hearted customer left him a tip of $1,000 (£640). Brendan Motill had only just started hi...

How To Deal With Empty Nest Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

TV presenter Jo Whiley revealed she was a complete "wreck" when her first child left home to go to university. "It was horrible because we just di...

Jazz Jennings On What Fashion Means To Her As A Transgender Teen

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Style

Jazz Jennings has described the powerful impact fashion has had on her life - enabling her to reflect what she was feeling on the inside, on the outsi...

21 Ways to Tell If Your Kids Have Grown Up

Ben Adams | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Ben Adams

The other night, my eldest son asked me if he could stay up to watch the latest women's world cup football match. 'No, it's a school night,' I told him in my new no nonsense, don't mess with me, single-dad voice. In a previous incarnation of our life, I might have told him to ask his mother...

Why I Will Not Apologise to My Children

Suzanne Whitton | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Whitton

My children have definitely outgrown the cute stage, "I hate you, you're the worst parent ever" is a sentiment expressed far too regularly of late. I am under no illusion that on some (most) days, my children would in fact pick someone else out to be their mother.

Father Blames Daughter's Violent Attack On Failure Of School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents

The father of a 13-year-old girl who was caught on camera violently assaulting another pupil has blamed his daughter's school for failing to resolve t...

YouTube and Vlogging: The Future of Fame and Fortune

Emily Hay | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Hay

YouTube and its vloggers are the future of entertainment as we know it; but if it's to stay as popular and widespread as it is today then it needs to have its content creators conform to the same kinds of regulations television and other forms of media do. With fame comes a certain responsibility - and these new YouTube celebrities need to take that upon themselves.

Who's The Daddy Now? Gove Hints New Borstal Dumped

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has given a strong hint that he's looking at scrapping controversial plans for a mega-prison for teenagers. Speaking in the Commons, t...

Mum Claims Teacher Said Her Daughter's Clothes Look Like 'Bondage'

SWNS | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has removed her 15-year-old daughter from school after claiming a male teacher said the teen's goth outfit made her "look like she does bondage"...

Meet The Chronically-Ill 13-Year-Old Making Get Well Cards For Hospitalised Children

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Katie Callaghan has a rare, complex tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, meaning she has to be fed through a tube in her small intestine, as...

Underdog In School Dance-Off Absolutely Nails It

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Here's a lesson in never judging a book by its cover. In a dance-off with classmates at school, the kid in the black t-shirt certainly looks like h...

What Is It Like Being a CEO at 17?

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

As you may already be aware I am part of the World Youth Organization, however, I am not just 'part' of it- but one of the CEOs. My partner Maliha Reza is also a CEO of the organisation and we both work tirelessly each day striving to make the World Youth Organization one of the best global youth charities.

Choosing GCSE Options: The Parentdish Guide

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

It might seem like no time at all since your child first set foot in secondary school and yet here they are in year 9 having to select their GCS...

What's The Difference Between GCSEs And IGCSEs, A Levels And IB?

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

The summer term at secondary school means one thing to pupils in Years 11 to 13: exams. Until recently pupils were entered for either GCSE or A-...

When Is The Right Time To Buy Your Daughter Her First Bra?

Parentdish UK | Ceri Roberts | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Parents

Alamy Shopping for a first bra is an important milestone for any girl, but it can be difficult to know when the time is right to take her for a f...

Why Private Schools Are Better Than State

Parentdish UK | | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents

PA Recently we ran an article entitled Why private schooling isn't worth the money. The response was huge, heated - and divided. Here, we present...

Children in Foster Care Deserve a Positive Future as Much as Any Child

Kevin Williams | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kevin Williams

Stability affects us all, and when you have none you feel alone. Children in foster care are our children, and as a member of a fair and good society we have a duty to do all we can to make them feel loved and supported. They deserve a positive future as much as any child and at The Fostering Network we're determined to help them achieve that.

Is This School Uniform Policy Too Strict?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents

A teenage girl was sent home from school after being told her trousers did not abide by the strict uniform policy. Jade Welch, 15, from Margate, wa...

Could You Foster? Charity Issues Plea For 8,000 More Foster Carers

PA | By Emma Clark, Press Association | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents

A charity has issued a plea for 8,000 new foster carers to give teenagers more stable lives, after a survey revealed more than a third of (40%) teenag...

The Teen Years: Aliens Landing

Jody Brettkelly | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Jody Brettkelly

Aliens landed in our backyard one night and inhabited the kids for what we earthlings call the Teen Years. Little do they know I have cracked their code.

Mum Angered As Gunfire From MP's Home Disturbs Teens Sitting GCSE Exam

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has complained her daughter's GCSE exam was disturbed by the noise of gunfire coming from the home of an MP. The mother, who asked not to be ...