Keeping Your Children Safe Online #WhoIsSam

When did you last talk to your children about staying safe online?  Was it as recently as this week? Or was it last month or even last year?  In an online survey by the National Crime Agency (NCA) 15% of parents hadn’t talked to their children for at…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #31

Good morning and thank you for joining Sharon, Nicky and I for another week of Tweens, Teens & Beyond and an opportunity to link up your posts on secondary parenting and lifestyle topics. Our favourite post from last week was from Liberty On The Lighter Side on the…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #30

Good morning and thank you for joining Sharon, Nicky and I for another week of Tweens, Teens & Beyond and another milestone as we move into our thirties. So Christmas is ever closer and rather than hide under the covers I have decided to join the great and…

Top Must-Read Books For Teens This Christmas

The blogosphere is awash with Christmas gift ideas and as a family of prolific readers we are always on the look out for a good book.  I have picked my daughter’s brains to put together a few recommendations (in no particular order) for the tween or young teenage…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #29

Good morning and thank you for joining Sharon, Nicky and I for another week of Tweens, Teens & Beyond. Despite my best efforts to ignore it, the Christmas countdown is well and truly underway and London has gone nuts for sure.  A quick trip up to town yesterday…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #28

Good morning, it’s that time of the week again when Sharon, Nicky and I look forward to your posts about all things Tween, Teen & Young Adult related as well as any burning lifestyle issues you would like to share. Our favourite post from last week was Rachna…

Fear Of Crime is Making Our Teenagers Unhappy

Growing up as a teenager in the 1980’s in the idyllic English countryside I had very few worries and certainly none that kept me awake at night. Our teenagers today, however, are not so lucky.  Young people’s happiness in the UK is at its lowest point for seven…