UK Teenagers

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.

Footage Shows Brave Teen And 9-Year-Old Save Drowning Toddler

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some viewers may find the video above distressing to watch. A nine-year-old boy and teenage girl are being hailed as "heroes" after saving ...

Eight Ways to Strengthen Your Child's Mental Resilience

Written by Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Parents

We might want our children to sail through life buoyed by happiness, but that's not realistic. There will be knockbacks, disappointments and stresses ...

Dad's Reaction To His Daughter's Tattoo Has Us In Stitches

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When Marie Venezia got a tattoo of a knife on her arm, she had no idea how her father was going to react. The 18-year-old art student from Phoenix, US...

Tell Tale Signs You Have a Teenager

Deborah Hitchins | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Hitchins

Teenagers are a strange breed. Creatures of habit, room dwellers, cupboard scavengers, door slamming mumblers. They like to sleep for copious amounts of time but also possess the ability to become nocturnal socialisers. They fridge forage and either avoid the bathroom at all costs or consume it for seemingly every waking minute... there is no in-between.

Parents Are Letting Their Kids Drive Illegally On Public Roads

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents

More than a third of parents let their child drive a car before the legal age of 17, according to a recent survey. When asked the age of when they let...

Busy Week for Mum Skills

Wendy Wason | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Wendy Wason

This was Saturday evening. I'd been a taxi driver, a chef, a waitress, a nurse, a gamer and a handyman by this point. I'm by no means an expert but it does make me think that some of the stuff they teach you in ante natal classes are absolutely pointless.

Nadia Sawalha On Talking About Puberty With Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Parents

Nadia Sawalha seems to have found the perfect way to talk to her 13-year-old daughter, Maddie, about the occasionally awkward topic of puberty. She ha...

Help! My Eight-Year-Old's Become a Teenager

Sarah Millington | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Millington

My daughter isn't a teenager - or even close to being one. She doesn't have the relative maturity or, frankly, the common sense, that goes with being that little bit older. While, to her mind, she's almost a woman, to me, she's still, in many ways, a little girl - and despite her best efforts to act grown up, she can't help giving this away.

Today's Teenagers Are the Real Education

Trevor Hardy | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Trevor Hardy

Exam season is upon us again, and as the nation's teenagers and young adults look forward to a sweaty summer of swotting up and settling down to a gru...

Helping Your Child Understand the Difference Between Sadness and Depression

Sarah Newton | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

The growing number of young people with mental health issues is worrying me. I see young people everyday who are struggling; they don't know what to do, their parents don't know what to do and the schools are finding it difficult to cope. We need a system that is much more able to support those young people who need it.