UK Teenagers

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 18.02.2015 | 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 17.02.2015 | 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 13.02.2015 | 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 12.02.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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 09.02.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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...

15 Skincare Tips for Teenagers

Amanda Elias | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Although I was a teenager half of my life ago, I still remember the nightmare of acne, blackheads and nothing working to solve them, I also remember all the things I did wrong.

Girl Survives Freak Explosion That Burned 45% Of Her Skin After Lighting A Candle

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just three months ago, Kilee Brookbank lost almost half of her skin when she lit a candle in her home that led to a freak explosion. On 10 November...

Playing It Cool - A Christmas Story

Christian Talbot | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Christian Talbot

We've all got that one person we had a crush on when we were at school. That one person who stays indelibly printed on our mind and makes us feel weird every time we think about them for the rest of our lives. The person that will forever be fifteen years old to us, even though they must have grown up too.

Three Generational Men

Nick Clements | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

As a culture we expect our boys to become men without assistance, whereas we could all do with help, guidance and support. These qualities are best imparted by someone who has 'been there and done it', and such mentors can help fathers as well as teens.

Learning From Budget Cuts

Ben Clarke | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Clarke

BUDGET CUTS. The headline has been blasted on the front pages of every newspaper (apart from the tabloids obviously, who opted for more cultured titles such as 'BUDGET CUTS MORE DIFFICULT TO EXPERIENCE THAN THIS VIDEO OF A PREGNANT HAMSTER' and 'PAGE 3 GIRLS USE QUOTES BY PLATO AND ARISTOTLE TO DESRIBE GEORGE OSBOURNE').

TV is Dead - Long Live YouTube

CJ Daugherty | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech
CJ Daugherty

We visit YouTube too, of course, but there's a massive generational divide on this. According to a recent Ofcom study, teenagers watch half the amount of TV their parents watch. And they spend 600% more time watching online videos than adults. That is not a typo. Six hundred percent.

Interview With 'GBBO' Quarter-finalist Martha Collison

Alix Long | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alix Long

"Teenagers today get a bad name in the press, so I think it is so important that we step out and show that we are a generation of many talents. It's not easy to step out of your comfort zone, but it is so worth it and shows that we are passionate and that we do care about our futures."

How 'The Hunger Games' Is Challenging Gender Stereotypes - by Empowering Boys

Laura M. Bell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Laura M. Bell

The Hunger Games made it acceptable for boys to embrace a female perspective. In doing so it opened the floodgates to dystopians with female main characters and a broader readership base. As an aspiring YA author, I'm proud this is where the trend is gaining momentum. The new generation is showing us they can look past the gender roles we are trying to force upon them.

The Teenage Guide to Instagram

Suzanne Whitton | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Tech
Suzanne Whitton

My youngest (and newly teenage) daughter, has recently developed a love affair with Instagram. Please don't judge my parenting skills, I fought diligently against any flirtation with social media until the required age, but as soon as she reached the magic '12', she was on it. As predicted, she's not been off it since.

Ryan Adams: Gifted With Something Gold

Aaron Vallely | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

This album opens with the single, "Gimme Something Good". The video for which features sex-symbol and actress, or 'scream queen', Elvira.

Parents Need to Become Better 'Road Models'

Jo Whiley | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Whiley

Everyone picks up bad habits in life as well as driving, it's inevitable, but when you have children it's important to make sure you're not making glaring mistakes on a regular basis. I suppose that what many people need to realise is that if for instance your child grows up watching you on your phone in the car then they'll believe that it is safe behaviour.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Your Knickers in a Knot About Underage Sex

Suzi Godson | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Trouble is, one third of the population have already had sex before they reach the age of 16. Results from the latest National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL 2013) show that 31% of men and 29% of women had their first sexual experience before the age of 16.

Why We All Need to Stop Talking About Zoella

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

Excuse my ignorance but last month I hadn't even heard of Zoella, but now I can't even listen to Radio One without hearing a jingle in her honour - the extent to which this beauty blogger is being hailed as a feminine hero is seriously insane.