UK Teenagers

Grieving The Loss Of Childhood: Hurtful Teenage Years

Anita Cleare | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Anita Cleare

I knew this was inevitable, this separation. It is part of his transition to adulthood. But I didn't expect it to hurt so much. I have become that clichéd old woman who clasps photos of past birthday parties and strokes a little boy's face with a teary smile. (I am not allowed to stroke his real face any more).

Teen Creates Life-Saving Code For Heart Attack Victims While On Work Experience

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager on work experience has created an award-winning code that could save the lives of heart attack victims. Ben Wald, 16, devised a system to ...

Teen Told Her Crush She Liked Him Through Genius Spotify Playlist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you don’t know how to tell your crush you’re into them, take inspiration from 17-year-old Hannah Woodley. The teenager, from Ohio, created a un...

Yep, I Am Definitely A Mother Of Teenagers

Sharon Brison | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sharon Brison

Been there, done that and lived to tell the tales of my teen hood! Only my tales of my teen years fall on deaf ears, namely my kids, when I start anything with "when I was a teenager......".

Exam And Revision Tips For Parents On How To Help Their Teenagers

Joanne Gray | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

As a parent of teenagers, going away over the Easter Holiday or the May Half Term for any substantial period of time is simply not an option as these are the key revision periods for the exam season, which is now just around the corner.

Yorkshire Police Force Announces Rise In Young People Sexting And Issues Guidance To Parents

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents

A police force has issued tips on how parents can discuss sexting with their child, after announcing a rise in reports of teens sending sexual message...

Revision Advice (For Parents)

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents

Exams are stressful - for parents too. Do you sit on the sidelines offering meals and sympathy or start wielding coloured pens to create elaborate rev...

This Teen Had The Best Response When A Guy Asked Her For Nude Pictures

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager has given us all a lesson in how to respond when a guy keeps asking for nude pictures. Jacquie Ross, 16, was texting her friend Michael abo...

Five Tips On How To Talk To Your Daughter About Her Period

Claire Blackmore | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Blackmore

A study of 1,000 British women run by ActionAid showed that 54% of girls and women aged between 16-24 shy away from discussing their period entirely. Not only this, but 65% of women from a study ran by Eve Appeal say they even avoid saying the word 'vagina' entirely, and instead refer to phrases such as 'down there' - it's only a word after all, right?

My Teenage Diary: A 20th Anniversary Tribute

Lucy Jones | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Jones

My name is Lucy. I live in London and I'm a Mum of Two. It's 20 years since my 16th birthday and to mark the occasion I have decided to blog a year o...

This Teen Cancer Patient Wanted To Meet Beyoncé, So Her Friends Made It Happen

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Ebony Banks was diagnosed with stage four cancer the teen said she had one wish: to meet Beyoncé. And thanks to her friends embarking on a soci...

How To Help Your Children Ace The New GCSEs

Eddy Chan | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Eddy Chan

Exams seem to be emerging as a new battleground not only for children, but schools, government and now seem to be responsible for dragging parents into a new fear spiral. It's a very different world from when we were kids.

How To Tackle Your Revision Timetable

Susanna Pinkus | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Susanna Pinkus

Yes, the countdown to exams has truly begun. With the promise of the Easter break hovering on the horizon, you may be feeling quite relaxed knowing you will soon have dedicated time to study; or you may have underlying concerns about how you are going to fit in all that needs to be done before the big event.

The Things Teenagers Worry About

Joanne Gray | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

Worrying is a universal currency that spans generations, but the world of teenage worry is relatively self-contained and probably no different to the one I inhabited as a teenager more than 30 years ago.

An Open Letter To Teenagers About To Sit Exams

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

I felt inspired to write to you because I've seen lots of teenagers just like you who are getting stressed and anxious about sitting exams.

Why It's Vital Parents Know The Pressures Mentally Affecting Young Girls (And How To Help)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Parents

At age 14, Naomi was feeling pressure from all sides of her life. At school, she had pressure around exams, getting her grades and starting to plan he...

Everyone Is In Love With This Teen's Creative 'Prom Proposal'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager has melted hearts around the world by running 5.5 miles (8.8K) to ask his cross-country teammate to be his prom date. Joran Fuller ran a ve...

If You Write A Play About A Muslim Woman People Assume It's About Syria Or Violence Against Women

Ambreen Razia | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ambreen Razia

all women everywhere So before telling stories about 'Jihadi brides' I wanted to present a raw tale of a girl simply searching for her own identity. A teenager who is seeking what every young person seeks at that age, love and affirmation.

Creating Motivation To Change Into Teenagers

Gemma Bailey | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents
Gemma Bailey

I sometimes look at this little dude, not even 11 months old but with the greatest zest for life I've ever known in any human being, and feel his enthusiasm smashing me in the face and screaming at me to start enjoying myself more.

Kids Vs Plastic

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Mary-Ann Ochota

Plastic pollution is the hot new environmental catastrophe on everyone's timeline. But is it really as bad as the moaners make out? I had a chat with the brains behind the Kids Against Plastic campaign, Amy and Ella Meek.

Is All This Talk About Happiness Making Our Kids Miserable?

Sarah Newton | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

As parents and adults I feel we have an obligation to the next generation to paint a real picture of life, not a sterilised one, to show our emotions, to let them know that we don't always feel 100%, to show them that it is normal to not feel OK.

19 Things I've Learned In 19 years

Molly Thompson | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

1. No one else can experience things for you. You cant have a body double to come in and play you for all of the hard scenes. You have to experience everything yourself and it's a blessing and a curse. Appreciate feeling things, step outside and feel the sun on your skin and remember that no one else can feel exactly what you're feeling in this moment.

Why Must We Be Teenagers In Love?

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

He wasn't a bad person in any way, he was just a normal teenage boy. He ended up cheating on me and the way he spoke to me and treated me was disrespectful. I remember hating who I was, crying all of the time and wishing I was thinner, prettier and better than I was. I felt unworthy of love and blamed myself for his cheating.

Challenging The Perception Of Pretty

Joanne Gray | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

"What do you think pretty is?" This was the question a teacher at my daughter's school asked during a PSHE lesson last week. The responses from the group of 13 year olds were varied but the one that provoked the greatest reaction was "Blonde hair, clear skin, a thigh gap and a flat stomach!"

When I Was A 80s Teen Vs My Teen Kids Today

Sharon Brison | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sharon Brison

Getting ready to go out to the sounds of Whitney Houston, Spandau Ballet, Michael Jackson (even had his poster on my wall when he looked like he should) all on vinyl, to name but a few. It was a time when hair would survive any hurricane, rock hard from a can of cheap extra hold hairspray.