UK Teenagers

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!

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...