UK Teens

Pushing Adulthood Away

Helen Sandle | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents
Helen Sandle

As I sit on the edge of your bed, my hand gently smoothing away the hair on your forehead, I feel the heavy pressure and angst of being a teenager ebbing away. You're sleeping now, the fever having finally settled. And, there, just as when you were smaller, I sit, watching you. To me, you are still my little girl. Especially as you sleep.

More And More Teens Calling Suicide Prevention Helpline Over 'Serious' Exam Stress

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

“Serious” exam stress has led to a surge in young people calling a suicide prevention helpline, charity bosses have said. Children as young as 12...

Why Telling Family Stories To Our Kids Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents

Everyone has a story - and kids love hearing these family tales. Funny mishaps when they were younger (they love being the star character), how their ...

It's Time To Squeeze The Zit That Is Mental Health

Katie Grace | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

I had previously decided to wait until I had finished my degree (three more glorious days) and submitted my final assignment before throwing myself back into blogging. However, my Twitter timeline notified me on Monday that it was Mental Health Awareness Week, triggering an internal battle within my DBD (death by dissertation) brain.

Corbyn Warns New GCSEs Will Leave Pupils Feeling 'Devalued'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has warned that tough new GCSE exams introduced by the Tories will make pupils feel “devalued” and put them off education “for the...

13 Things The Next Government Needs To Do To Improve Children's Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Parents

The mental health of children in the UK is in crisis: 90% of school leaders have seen an increase in the number of students experiencing anxiety and s...

The Surprising Ways We Can Bolster Our Kids' Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents

Our children can feel overwhelmed by the pressure to perform, excel, keep up, whether that’s striving for an A* in every test and exam or responding...

Kids At Risk Of Depression And Sleep Deprivation Thanks To Social Media, Insist MPs

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Schools should teach children how to “manage the risks” of sites like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to protect them from cyber bullying and onl...

Teen's Heart-Rending Message Exposes 'Ridiculous' Pressure New GCSEs Are Putting On Kids

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager’s passionate post about how the government’s new GCSE grading system has put so much pressure on students they are “crying in the toi...

Grieving The Loss Of Childhood: Hurtful Teenage Years

Anita Cleare | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Anita Cleare

I knew this was inevitable, this separation. It is part of his transition to adulthood. But I didn't expect it to hurt so much. I have become that clichéd old woman who clasps photos of past birthday parties and strokes a little boy's face with a teary smile. (I am not allowed to stroke his real face any more).

UK Teens 'Among The Most Miserable In The World'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

UK teens are among the most miserable in the world, new data has revealed. The UK was ranked 38th out of 48 countries based on how satisfied 15-year-...

Schools Are Struggling To Cope With Students' Mental Health Issues, Teachers Warn

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are struggling to deal with a rise in mental health issues among students, teachers have warned. Almost all teachers (98%) have taught pupils...

Jeff Brazier Opens Up About Struggles Of Being A Dad To Two Teenage Boys

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier has opened up about the “struggles” he faces as a dad to his two teenage boys. The 37-year-old dad to Freddie, 12, and Bobby, 13, sai...

Refugee Teen Shot In Syrian School Attack Dedicates Life To Helping Others

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage refugee, who was shot in the leg during an attack on his school in Syria, has been awarded a prize for helping others in Leeds. Mohamad Kha...

10 Ways To Keep Your Kids Active As They Hit Puberty

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents

Britain is in the grips of an obesity crisis, with the NHS reporting that almost 10% of reception-aged children are obese, an increase of 9.1% from 20...

Meet The Uni Students With Kids Who Juggle Lectures With Dirty Nappies

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

For the average fresher, starting university means new-found freedom, big nights out and getting to focus on their favourite subject. But for a small...

This Is What It's Like To Grow Up With Teen Parents

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Adults who grew up with teen parents have now revealed the impact that having a young mum and dad had on them. And, as with all families, their experi...

Dad Shares Harrowing Photos Of Daughter's Dying Moments In Powerful Anti-Bullying Campaign

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A father has shared heartbreaking images of his teenage daughter just moments before her life support system was switched off in a bid to end online b...

Self-Injury Awareness Day: Why Is My Child Hurting Themself?

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents

Self-harm and self-injury are topics that ranks pretty highly on the scale of difficult conversations parents have to broach with their children. Bu...

How Can I Help Other Women? Five UK Female Groups To Get Involved With In 2017

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

To kick off All Women Everywhere, our month-long focus around women on The Huffington Post UK, we are looking at five organisations who make it their ...

Five Graphs That Reveal Exactly Why Teens Are So Anxious About Their Future

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The next generation of UK voters have been dubbed “Generation Angst” in a landmark survey that claims today’s teens are overwhelmingly anxious a...

New Survey Reveals Just How Little The Next Generation Of Voters Trust Britain's Politicans

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

“Racked” with anxieties about the post-Brexit world, the next generation of voters do not believe there is a single politician trustworthy enough ...

This Survey Predicts Teens Will Become The First Victims Of The 'Social Media Explosion'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers are set to become the first victims of the “social media explosion” as the world moves too quickly for them to keep up with, a new study...

Why A Clever Pupil Is More Likely To Smoke Cannabis As A Teenager

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Smart children are twice as likely to smoke cannabis as teenagers than their less academic peers, new research has revealed. Pupils who do well at sc...

Stop School-Shaming Parents

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

There have never been so many options for parents choosing schools for their children, from free schools to academies to faith schools. But with this ...