UK Teenagers

Challenge Porn on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Rachel Bell | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Rachel Bell

Sentencing the murderer of teenager Becky Watts, the judge, Mr Justice Dingemans, broke down and cried. The sixteen year old's step brother, Nathan Ma...

Watch This Boy Complete A Rubik's Cube In Less Than 5 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents

Some might find the Rubik's cube a serious mental test, but others think it's a little easier to solve. A 14-year-old boy has broken a world recor...

Maths Anxiety Is Real. What Can a Parent Do?

Susie McBeth | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Parents
Susie McBeth

Maths is hard. Well, it is for most people. I used to have a distinct feeling of dread before every maths lesson. The kind that lay low in the belly and made you feel like you were constantly on the verge of vomiting.

Unreported Rapes of Teens Show Smashing Rape Myths and Sexism Is Essential in Schools

Rachel Bell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Girls do not report because of fear of reliving their trauma, the culture of shame, going to court, being judged, fearing the perpetrator and not being believed. But BBCThree's Sex on Trial clearly demonstrated other deep-rooted factors at play.

Great News: The Safe Sex Chat Works With Teenagers

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Parents

As parents, you might dread the time your kids are old enough for the birds and the bees chat, but the results of this study might encourage you to ju...

Millennials? Y-ers? Z-ers? AA-ers? Can We Please Sort Out Our Generations?

William Higham | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
William Higham

Teenagers today are probably the most observed and analysed generation ever. So it's ironic that we're unable to come up with a definitive name for th...

Teenagers, Twitter and Naughty Boy

Olivia Jones | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

I spoke to Naughty Boy recently and brought up the backlash he faced after his relationship with Zayn Malik fell apart

Screen Time to Teen Time: How the Parenting Toolkit Keeps Evolving

Jo Nilsson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Nilsson

At home our parenting toolkit on technology has been around 'set times' for access and a ban at mealtimes and bedtimes. Indeed we seem to be in the majority there with 80% surveyed saying they don't allow screens at bed time and 67% removing them at meal times.

Mum Surprises Transgender Teen With The Best Cake Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents

The moment a transgender teenager found out her name had been officially changed to Gabrielle was caught on camera in an emotional video. Gabrielle...

Let's Talk About Consent

Lisa Ryan | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lisa Ryan

Consent. It's the hot topic word of the moment, being flitted around the media, with differing opinions from many people from different backgrounds. ...

Getting Down With the Kids...

Kathryn Berens | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

I am finding it increasingly difficult to understand a word my children say. I feel I am probably not alone in this and so here it is - my guide to navigating the minefield of conversation with your children.

Smells Like Teen Spirit...

Chloe Combi | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents
Chloe Combi

Let me resolve this debate once and for all. Teenagers are into politics now. Once upon a time, you adopted a political stance to annoy your Mum and Dad and then eventually voted for the person who promised to do away with tuition fees. Now there is/was Milli-fandom, Corbyn-istas, Cameronettes (although the Cameronettes didn't exactly turn into a teen-cult phenomenon.)

My Boy

Amanda Prowse | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents
Amanda Prowse

I didn't expect to feel like this. I thought I would be celebrating his wonderful achievement - but I don't feel like celebrating. I feel like crying and so I have. A lot. I've cried at the sight of his very own toaster nestling in its box.

When Are You Going to Write a Real Book?

CJ Daugherty | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
CJ Daugherty

True young adult fiction is intended, as the name implies, to be read both by adults and those in their late teens. I do not make allowances for my young readers in my writing, and neither do most authors. The storylines are definitely not childish.

Stressed Out Teens? A Parents Survival Guide to Teenage Stress

Janey Downshire | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents
Janey Downshire

With many teenagers becoming increasingly stressed and overwhelmed, it's no surprise that parents are feeling the pressure too. Sound familiar? Here's how you can help your teenager cope.

Katie Hopkins Hits Out At Mum Over Leopard Print Hair Row

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents

Katie Hopkins has hit out at the mother of a teen who was sent home from school for having leopard print hair by saying it's "nothing about rights". ...

Parents Mocking Daughter's Relationship Selfies Is The Funniest Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mum and dad have embarrassed their daughter in the best way by recreating the couple selfies she does with her boyfriend. Literally. After seeing...

Pupils Sent Home Because Trousers Were 'Too Tight'

SWNS | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents

A headmistress has been criticised for sending female pupils home on the first day of the new term because their trousers were too tight. Dr Rowena...

Dad's Ingenious Punishment For Teen Racking Up £350 Phone Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents

A dad took discipline to a whole new level after his teenage daughter racked up a phone bill of £350. Julia Cramer, 13, was uploading too many Ins...

Why Parenting Teenagers in the 21st Century Is Harder Than Ever

Chloe Combi | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Parents
Chloe Combi

The struggle of being a parent to a teenager is a long documented one: the slammed doors, the wild mood swings, the homework meltdowns, the arguments, and the realisation your once little darling is growing parts that are turning them from sweet to something distinctly more sexual.

Mother Knows Best

Laura Lee | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents
Laura Lee

Motherhood is a bewildering time for even the most level headed; it brings a myriad of emotions that no baby book can prepare you for. Guilt, heart swelling pride, resentment and an over whelming desire to kill anyone who hurts your cub.

Parents Abandoned Son At Majorca Hotel To Get Bus To Airport

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

A pair of British holidaymakers have received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to abandoning their son at a hotel in Majorca. The unname...

Why Teenagers Need More Political Education

Lydia Suffield | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

I turned eighteen in the April of 2015-just in time to vote in this year's General Election, an opportunity taken by myself and the majority of my cla...

Pupils' funny exam answers

Parentdish UK | Keith Kendrick | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Wondering how your kids got on in their exams? Well a new website might reveal the answer – but be prepared for some crushing disappointment. ...

Why Are Our Children So Unhappy?

Marc Smith | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Parents
Marc Smith

Children in England are some of the unhappiest in the world (England came 14th out of the 15 countries surveyed - only South Korea fared worse). Nowhere was this more apparent than when children were asked about their experience of school, with children in England amongst the most unhappy with school life due, in part, to bullying and exclusion from their peer group.