UK Teenagers

Mum Threw A 'Period Party' For Her 12-Year-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum decided to celebrate her 12-year-old daughter’s first period by throwing her a party, to make the occasion a “little more fun”. Shelly Lee...

Army Life: The Other Side Of The Story

Rhianna Louise | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rhianna Louise

Fewer than half of soldiers say they'd recommend Army life to a friend. While the Army says it offers a bond that 'lasts a lifetime', many veterans struggle to rebuild the social support networks they need, which leaves them more vulnerable to delayed-onset mental health problems.

Parents Warned About Long List Of Teenage Texting Codes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned about an increasing number of teenage “texting codes” that are used to disguise the meaning of messages. The Police Servi...

Man Trampled To Death By Horse At Teen's 'Viral' Birthday Party Attended By Thousands

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A man has been trampled to death by a horse at a 15th birthday party that hit the headlines earlier this month after the invitation went viral. More ...

Students Buy Teacher New Vans For Christmas And His Reaction Is Adorable

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A class chipped in to buy their teacher a pair of new shoes for Christmas and his reaction has left people smiling around the world. Secondary school ...

Jamie Oliver Thinks His Older Kids Are Better Parents Than He Is

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Parents

Jamie Oliver sometimes thinks his older kids are better at looking after the younger members of the family than he is. The 41-year-old, who is dad to ...

Number Of Kids Drinking Alcohol Drops To Lowest Level Since Records Began

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Parents

The number of children drinking alcohol under the age of 16 is the lowest its been since records began. The 2014/15 Health Survey for England (HSE) fo...

Parents Urged To Be Aware Of Teenage 'Sexting Codes'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned about “sexting codes” allegedly being used by teenagers to hide the true meaning of their conversation. According to CBS2...

'Bored' Teen Creates Incredible Christmas Lights Show To Mannequin Challenge Song

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

I got bored so I synced my Christmas lights to Black Beatles— Chandler Willis (@PeIicans) December 3, 2016 A teen ...

Seven Festive Gift Ideas For Hard-To-Please Teenagers

Bwoywonder | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents

The buying of gifts this busy festive period is not actually that difficult, It's who you are buying those gifts for that requires some extensive research. Nothing requires deeper thinking than buying for a certain demographic group of people. A group so ungrateful it beggars belief 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.