UK Teenagers

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!

Sixth Form Stress

Jevon Levy | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jevon Levy

Those who may have opted for a different career path, I also wish you luck. Only time will tell how this conspicuous nightmare will pan out over the coming months but I firmly believe it will shape out our future landscapes for life.

Kerry Katona Defends Tweeting Photo Her 15-Year-Old Daughter 'Hates'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Parents

Kerry Katona felt the need to defend her decision to keep a photo of her daughter on social media, even though the 15-year-old wanted it taken down. T...

Gen Zzzzz? Young People Are Seeking The Stable Life

Jackie Leiper | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jackie Leiper

After growing up through and making it out of a recession, despite falling youth unemployment, Generation Z are actively seeking to secure their financial futures as soon as possible.

'Lifelike' Virtual Baby Dolls Don't Prevent Teenage Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Parents

“Virtual dolls” that mirror the needs of a baby do not reduce the number of teenage pregnancies, a study has revealed. Research published in ‘Th...

GCSE Results Day: Trouble for Teens

Jevon Levy | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jevon Levy

Schools consistently tell you about increasing standards in exam results and the need to raise the bar even higher, in turn creating more pressure for students in the long run.

Parents' Genius Trick To Stop Teenage Son From Slamming Door

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The parents of an angry, door-slamming teen have had the last laugh after they decided to saw his door in half. A hilarious photo of the teen in quest...

Teenagers More Likely To Experience Depression Or Anxiety If Their Parents Went To University

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

The number of teenage girls suffering from depression or anxiety has soared in the last 10 years - and children whose parents went to university are m...

The New Voice: Today's Teenagers Have A Lot To Say, It's Time We Listened To Them

Trevor Hardy | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Trevor Hardy

Back in May, as teenagers and young adults were preparing to sit their exams, I wrote that this age group are the real education, as they embrace heal...

Sexting: Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Parents

Sexting is becoming a bigger and bigger part of children’s lives, as technology is so widespread and social apps like Snapchat encourage children to...

'Today's Young Women Are Just So Feeble'

Sarah Newton | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

I spend most of my time with them and I find them creative, aware, emotionally intelligent and sensitive. Feeble? Never - spend a day in the life of one of these girls and you will see they are anything but feeble!

Parents Debate When Teens Should Be Allowed To Drink

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Parents

Parents debated what age is best for their teenage children to start drinking alcohol after the issue was raised on ITV’s This Morning. The discuss...

If You Could Tell Your 15-Year-Old Self Anything, Would This Be It?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Nobody would argue that your teenage years are easy, navigating the perils of puberty, parents, and of course the opposite sex. It is certainly a stee...

10 Tweets That Sum Up Having An Argument With A Teenager

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Parents

Teenage arguments are a milestone, a rite of passage that (unfortunately) every parent has to experience. They want to rebel, and you just want them t...

Child-on-Child Abuse Must Be Tackled

Javed Khan | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Javed Khan

We've left children to navigate their way through this explicit content and decide what is right and what is wrong. Even parents who provide loving homes don't necessarily know how to keep their children safe online. Children must be better protected and understand what the parameters of acceptable sexual behaviour are, so as a society we can prevent this from happening.

Right Here, Right Now

Pam Jarvis | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Pam Jarvis

Rachel was fifteen today. She has been told at school that her country- one of the rich, English-speaking nations of the world- is highly privileged, ...

A Letter To My Thirteen Year Old Self

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

Dear Me... You have no idea how different your life will be in ten years time. Your life has not even begun yet. Everything you are worrying about now will be insignificant one day.

I've Got This Dog That Eats Pants

Anna J Lawrence | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anna J Lawrence

I think it would be a just assessment to say that The Colonel lost ... both the cucumber and his dignity. And I also think it would be fair to say that I shall be needing to take a trip to M & S very soon in order to stock up on supplies. Of pants. Not cucumbers. We are going to stick to purchasing lettuce for a wee while.

The Best Holidays for Single Parents

Cathy Winston | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents
Cathy Winston

Doing all this as a single parent - with the potential financial penalties for travelling as the sole adult - can seem like a huge challenge. But now there are around two million lone parents with dependent children in the UK, more travel companies are waking up to the demand. Here are my trips on booking a holiday for single parents, whether it's your first or fifth, and whatever age your kids are.

How TV And Sports Stars Achieved Success - And How You Can

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents

Celebrities who have won accolades and awards, the love of the nation and a lifetime of exciting experiences haven't achieved all this with simple goo...

There Are No Skinned Elbows on Grand Theft Auto

Dr. Aaron Balick | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents
Dr. Aaron Balick

Opportunities to have adventures in the real world are necessary to assess risk, celebrate real successes, and learn from mistakes. These experiences help to develop skills for the future. Experiences like these also teach that small failures and skinned elbows aren't the end of the world, and that makes us more resilient.