UK Teenagers

Mum Surprises Transgender Teen With The Best Cake Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents

The moment a transgender teenager found out her name had been officially changed to Gabrielle was caught on camera in an emotional video. Gabrielle...

Let's Talk About Consent

Lisa Ryan | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lisa Ryan

Consent. It's the hot topic word of the moment, being flitted around the media, with differing opinions from many people from different backgrounds. ...

Getting Down With the Kids...

Kathryn Berens | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

I am finding it increasingly difficult to understand a word my children say. I feel I am probably not alone in this and so here it is - my guide to navigating the minefield of conversation with your children.

Smells Like Teen Spirit...

Chloe Combi | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents
Chloe Combi

Let me resolve this debate once and for all. Teenagers are into politics now. Once upon a time, you adopted a political stance to annoy your Mum and Dad and then eventually voted for the person who promised to do away with tuition fees. Now there is/was Milli-fandom, Corbyn-istas, Cameronettes (although the Cameronettes didn't exactly turn into a teen-cult phenomenon.)

My Boy

Amanda Prowse | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents
Amanda Prowse

I didn't expect to feel like this. I thought I would be celebrating his wonderful achievement - but I don't feel like celebrating. I feel like crying and so I have. A lot. I've cried at the sight of his very own toaster nestling in its box.

When Are You Going to Write a Real Book?

CJ Daugherty | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
CJ Daugherty

True young adult fiction is intended, as the name implies, to be read both by adults and those in their late teens. I do not make allowances for my young readers in my writing, and neither do most authors. The storylines are definitely not childish.

Stressed Out Teens? A Parents Survival Guide to Teenage Stress

Janey Downshire | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents
Janey Downshire

With many teenagers becoming increasingly stressed and overwhelmed, it's no surprise that parents are feeling the pressure too. Sound familiar? Here's how you can help your teenager cope.

Katie Hopkins Hits Out At Mum Over Leopard Print Hair Row

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents

Katie Hopkins has hit out at the mother of a teen who was sent home from school for having leopard print hair by saying it's "nothing about rights". ...

Parents Mocking Daughter's Relationship Selfies Is The Funniest Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mum and dad have embarrassed their daughter in the best way by recreating the couple selfies she does with her boyfriend. Literally. After seeing...

Pupils Sent Home Because Trousers Were 'Too Tight'

SWNS | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents

A headmistress has been criticised for sending female pupils home on the first day of the new term because their trousers were too tight. Dr Rowena...

Dad's Ingenious Punishment For Teen Racking Up £350 Phone Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents

A dad took discipline to a whole new level after his teenage daughter racked up a phone bill of £350. Julia Cramer, 13, was uploading too many Ins...

Why Parenting Teenagers in the 21st Century Is Harder Than Ever

Chloe Combi | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Parents
Chloe Combi

The struggle of being a parent to a teenager is a long documented one: the slammed doors, the wild mood swings, the homework meltdowns, the arguments, and the realisation your once little darling is growing parts that are turning them from sweet to something distinctly more sexual.

Mother Knows Best

Laura Lee | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents
Laura Lee

Motherhood is a bewildering time for even the most level headed; it brings a myriad of emotions that no baby book can prepare you for. Guilt, heart swelling pride, resentment and an over whelming desire to kill anyone who hurts your cub.

Parents Abandoned Son At Majorca Hotel To Get Bus To Airport

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

A pair of British holidaymakers have received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to abandoning their son at a hotel in Majorca. The unname...

Why Teenagers Need More Political Education

Lydia Suffield | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

I turned eighteen in the April of 2015-just in time to vote in this year's General Election, an opportunity taken by myself and the majority of my cla...

Pupils' funny exam answers

Parentdish UK | Keith Kendrick | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Wondering how your kids got on in their exams? Well a new website might reveal the answer – but be prepared for some crushing disappointment. ...

Why Are Our Children So Unhappy?

Marc Smith | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Parents
Marc Smith

Children in England are some of the unhappiest in the world (England came 14th out of the 15 countries surveyed - only South Korea fared worse). Nowhere was this more apparent than when children were asked about their experience of school, with children in England amongst the most unhappy with school life due, in part, to bullying and exclusion from their peer group.

My Take on Teens

Ruby Wax | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

The moment I hit puberty I went into shock. It's like my organs were just sitting around chewing gum, shooting the breeze and suddenly, BAM! A big oestrogen rush and my hormones started bubbling like Vesuvius about to blow. The harder my parents tried to discipline me the harder I rebelled.

Teenagers: Moody, Lazy and Pretty Amazing

Marc Smith | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents
Marc Smith

It's not that teenagers engaging is risky behaviours think they're invincible - they are fully aware of risky behaviours like smoking and drinking, it's just that they are more influenced by the risk perceptions of other teenagers and less by those of adults.

Teen Bullied For Birthmarks Covering Body Says She's 'Proud To Be Different'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager who was bullied for years has learned to love the birthmarks that cover her body - and now she wants to inspire others to have a positive b...

Drunk, Inappropriate and Getting Up to No Good: Why I Want to De-tag My Teen Years

Georgie Barrat | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

It's not that I am embarrassed of these snaps - and quite frankly I did nothing of particular interest when I was knocking around in my teens - but there's something very intimate about my early FB years. They are self portraits capturing a time that I was still trying to figure myself out.

How to Be a Beautiful Teenager

Amanda Elias | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Amanda Elias

I know you think I'm strict but I do it because I love you and it's my job to protect you, remember you can talk to me about anything, ANYTHING. I can't always promise to contain my initial anger if you've really messed up, but I promise to always listen and try and help.

This Crazy Invention Will Get Your Kids Out Of Bed In An Instant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Parents

British inventor Colin Furze's latest creation will definitely make sure your children get out of bed in the morning. Furze, whose YouTube channel...

Critically Ill Teenager Finds Out He's Going To Disneyland, Internet Weeps With Joy

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

The beautiful moment a critically ill teenager found out he was going to Disneyland Paris has won the hearts of thousands on Facebook. 14-year-old...

Dad's 'Taken'-Style Note To Get Kids To Clean Up Is Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents

What parenting techniques do you use to get your kids to clean up after themselves? Shout? Send them to their room? Give up? This dad took matters ...