UK Teenagers

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 ...

Teenager's Nosebleed Alerts Doctors To Three Life-Threatening Illnesses In Family

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mother has revealed how her teenage daughter's nosebleed alerted doctors to three dangerous illnesses within the family, including cancer and kidney...

The App That Will Turn Your Teen's Wi-Fi Off At Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents of teens will no doubt know the feeling of their son or daughter being glued to their phone at the dinner table. But a grand idea from Vod...

The Dangers Of Teenage Sexting

Parentdish UK | Marianne Kavanagh | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Imagine this. Your teenage daughter sends a nude picture of herself on her phone to her boyfriend. (It might be a joke. Or it might be because s...

Waiter Receives $1,000 Tip From Stranger Who Wants To Prove World Isn't A 'Negative Place'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 19-year-old waiter has been left in shock after a kind-hearted customer left him a tip of $1,000 (£640). Brendan Motill had only just started hi...

How To Deal With Empty Nest Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

TV presenter Jo Whiley revealed she was a complete "wreck" when her first child left home to go to university. "It was horrible because we just di...

Jazz Jennings On What Fashion Means To Her As A Transgender Teen

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Style

Jazz Jennings has described the powerful impact fashion has had on her life - enabling her to reflect what she was feeling on the inside, on the outsi...

21 Ways to Tell If Your Kids Have Grown Up

Ben Adams | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Ben Adams

The other night, my eldest son asked me if he could stay up to watch the latest women's world cup football match. 'No, it's a school night,' I told him in my new no nonsense, don't mess with me, single-dad voice. In a previous incarnation of our life, I might have told him to ask his mother...

Why I Will Not Apologise to My Children

Suzanne Whitton | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Whitton

My children have definitely outgrown the cute stage, "I hate you, you're the worst parent ever" is a sentiment expressed far too regularly of late. I am under no illusion that on some (most) days, my children would in fact pick someone else out to be their mother.

Father Blames Daughter's Violent Attack On Failure Of School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents

The father of a 13-year-old girl who was caught on camera violently assaulting another pupil has blamed his daughter's school for failing to resolve t...

YouTube and Vlogging: The Future of Fame and Fortune

Emily Hay | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Hay

YouTube and its vloggers are the future of entertainment as we know it; but if it's to stay as popular and widespread as it is today then it needs to have its content creators conform to the same kinds of regulations television and other forms of media do. With fame comes a certain responsibility - and these new YouTube celebrities need to take that upon themselves.

Who's The Daddy Now? Gove Hints New Borstal Dumped

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has given a strong hint that he's looking at scrapping controversial plans for a mega-prison for teenagers. Speaking in the Commons, t...

Mum Claims Teacher Said Her Daughter's Clothes Look Like 'Bondage'

SWNS | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has removed her 15-year-old daughter from school after claiming a male teacher said the teen's goth outfit made her "look like she does bondage"...

Meet The Chronically-Ill 13-Year-Old Making Get Well Cards For Hospitalised Children

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Katie Callaghan has a rare, complex tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, meaning she has to be fed through a tube in her small intestine, as...

Underdog In School Dance-Off Absolutely Nails It

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Here's a lesson in never judging a book by its cover. In a dance-off with classmates at school, the kid in the black t-shirt certainly looks like h...

What Is It Like Being a CEO at 17?

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

As you may already be aware I am part of the World Youth Organization, however, I am not just 'part' of it- but one of the CEOs. My partner Maliha Reza is also a CEO of the organisation and we both work tirelessly each day striving to make the World Youth Organization one of the best global youth charities.