UK Teenagers

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.

Removing The Safety Net From Our Children

Joanne Gray | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

Mother nature instinctively teaches us to protect our children no matter what the cost, so when it comes to letting our children grow up, how easy is it to stand back and remove the safety net that we have carefully placed around them?

For Your Teen: How To Study Your Way To Exam Success (Starting Now)

Susanna Pinkus | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Susanna Pinkus

The good news is that this half term is the perfect time to begin to get yourself prepared for the impending examinations. Here are my starting steps which may help you on your way to exam success.

How Positive Parenting Can Help Your Relationship With Your Teen

Gemma Pepper | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents
Gemma Pepper

Dealing with a teenager can be one of the most daunting parts of parenting. The general worry is that they will fall into the wrong crowd, finding the...

UK Teenagers To Morph The Music Industry Into A Whole New Dimension

IQ | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

From my years of crafting music, content and industry research, I sit here now, managed and signed to an independent label in London, with an incredibly loyal team, and a whole new genre created. I am 17-years-old, with the dream to hit the music industry globally, not locally.

How To Be A Teenage Activist

Molly Thompson | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

Social based activism is becoming a part of our daily dialogue and its incredible. Since the inauguration of Trump, record numbers of people have turned out to protest against his misogyny, racism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia and now his ban on Muslim asylum seekers entering the US. Every day more and more people are subscribing to this social movement and getting deeper into this form of activism and it makes my heart warm. (whether that's scientifically possible or not) But let me tell you, at one point I wasn't as embroiled in this activism as I am now.

20 Things To Avoid When Parenting A Teenager

Cai Graham | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

As our children grow up everything, starts to change. No sooner do we start feeling confident that we have this 'parenting-lark' sussed - that the goalposts start moving. Here are some pointers: helping you and your teen navigate adolescence.

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 ...