UK Teenagers

When - And How - To Unplug Your Child

Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg

Whatever age your child, restorative sleep is crucial to mental health. Remove electronic devices from your children at least an hour before they should be going to sleep (and never leave devices charging in their bedrooms).

On Teen Mental Health: What You Can Do

Eleanor Segall | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Eleanor Segall

In my opinion, one of the most overlooked facts in world mental health is that of the health of teenagers, wherever they may be from in the world. Illnesses often start with the onset of puberty due to changing hormones. This means that illnesses in the mind and brain like bipolar, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addictions, self harm, eating disorders, trauma can all start in the teen years.

Dads, Let's Talk About Puberty

Richard Shorter | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Richard Shorter

Isn't it about time we dads learnt to talk about puberty? About unwanted erections, hormones and changes that happen to women? And to do it without embarrassment and code words, as if any of it were something to be ashamed of?

Thousands Of Teens Drink, Smoke And Miss School Because They Are Neglected By Parents

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

One in seven teenagers are neglected by their parents, leading to poor health, risky behaviour and drinking, a report by the Children’s Society has ...

Selfie Deaths - A Life For A Like?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

However, a sonorous and vivid alert could make the level of danger worse by scaring the selfie-taker. Whether or not the alert increases danger is another question and would need to be tested (hopefully not with real high mountaintops).

Five Things That You Can Do To Increase Social Mobility For Boys In The UK

Jenny Garrett | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Jenny Garrett

According to the State of the Nation 2015: Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain report in 2015, there is a growing social divide by inco...

Guy 'Delivers' Best Friend A Hug At 2am, Gives Us All #FriendshipGoals

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You may think your best friend is awesome, but they (probably) haven’t got anything on Jeffrey Walsh. The 16-year-old was recently chilling at home ...

Teenager Charlie Hainsworth Is Paid £10K For Britain's Ultimate Part-Time Job

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Many students have a part-time job while they are at uni. Some work in their local pub to earn extra cash, while others stack supermarket shelves. An...

Teen Rape Victim Told By Agony Aunt She Had 'Acted Like A Girl Who Has Been Around'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An agony aunt in a teenage magazine has been widely criticised after appearing to blame a teenage rape victim for her assault and telling her to “be...

Teenager Faces £100 Fine For Sharing Her Lunch With A Pigeon

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager has been summoned to court and faces a £100 fine for feeding a chip to a pigeon after a council official claimed she was “littering”. ...

Taking An Extra Chicken Nugget At This High School Will Get You Suspended

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Most teens have complained about rules at their school being overly harsh. But a high school student who was suspended for buying an extra chicken nu...

Why Selfies Are Good For Your Teenager

Sarah Newton | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

We need to stop judging young people by the standards we hold true and start allowing them to find their own unique ways through things and if that involves selfie-taking and technology, we shouldn't judge.

Teens Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol Are More Likely To Abuse Drugs As Adults

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers who mix alcohol and energy drinks are more likely to abuse drugs as adults, researchers have found. Scientists at Purdue University discove...

Fresh From The University Reunion

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

I think about that now and I wonder what the university experience would be like if I was going as a teenager now, or even what it would be like if my children go off in 13 years' or so time. The biggest change I think I would feel is the lack of privacy and space to make my mistakes

If Your Child's Role Model Is Kim Kardashian, So What!

Sarah Newton | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

Holding one woman up better than another does no good at all and often these kinds of things are done in the guise of feminism. Feminism means not bashing one women because she choose something you did not, feminism means not making someone wrong because you don't agree with her methods.

Dear This Morning - Child Abuse Is Not Discipline

Sarah Newton | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Newton

I understand parenting is one of the hardest jobs we have, teenagers in particular can drive us to despair but whatever a child does they never deserve to be physically manhandled - ever!

Kids As Young As 9 Check Phones 10 Times A Night

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Parents

Children as young as nine check their phones repeatedly throughout the night because of the “fear of missing out”, a study has found. One in ten o...

You Know You've Got Teens When

Helen Sandle | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Sandle

When they send you a text saying they love you it makes everything else worthwhile. All of it. It may be a text but hey they can use their phone all they want - those three words when you're not expecting them make you realise just how wonderful it is raising three teens ... just saying!

How To Cope When Your Child Leaves Home

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents
Professor Ewan Gillon

Worrying about how you will cope now your child has flown the nest? You're not alone. With the new university term starting this month, many parents will have said goodbye to their child leaving home for the first time.

Puberty, Plaits And Peri-Menopause

Nicky Kentisbeer | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Parents
Nicky Kentisbeer

If you happen to have had a daughter in your late 30s, the chances are pretty high that as she starts puberty, you may be starting the 'peri' menopause. This is scientifically probable.

This Kid Forgot His Mum's Selfie Camera Was On

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum had the last laugh when her cheeky son decided to express his feelings about her behind her back. Unfortunately, he completely forgot the selfie...

Mum's Late Note For School Sums Up What It's Like To Have Teens

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

When her daughter asked for a note excusing her lateness to school, this mum complied and fiendishly managed to sum up exactly what it’s like to hav...

Mark Wahlberg Proves He Can Be An Embarrassing Dad

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents

Mark Wahlberg might be a Hollywood actor, but he can still embarrass his kids just like the rest of us. The 45-year-old recently made his 13-year-old...

Mum Jokingly Advertises Teenager 'Free To A Loving Home'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum jokingly wrote a Facebook advert offering to give her 14-year-old son away “free to a good loving home”. Ella Brookbanks, 30, from Cheshire,...

My Tween Is Speaking In 'Joined Up Writing'

Anna J Lawrence | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Parents
Anna J Lawrence

Officially he is still in the Tween-Zone but the teens are approaching quickly, and I can see the changes kicking in as the minute's tick by. About a year ago the greasy hair arrived. Like some sort of monster from the deep lagoon, it was disgusting!