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…

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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…

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31st State – Skincare For Teenage Boys – Review

Skincare for teenage boys is not something you see marketed very often, but why not?  Male grooming is on the increase after all and the 21st century teenage boy is just as conscious of his appearance and looking good as the teenage girl – if not more so…

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Students Spend Nearly £400 In Freshers’ Week

How much is Freshers’ Week costing your teen?  Research I read this week shows that students across the UK can spend around £400 in Freshers’ Week.  Put this in the context of the average annual student maintenance loan of £1500 and the reality of the maths is scary.…

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Guest Post – Top Shaving Tips For Teenage Boys

Watching my eldest get to grips with his personal grooming was interesting to say the least, particularly when it came to shaving – when to start, how often etc.  I have to admit to not being a great lover of facial hair so at the very first signs…

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Sleepy Teenagers – How Much Do They Need?

With the exams finally behind us and the holidays stretching ahead it has struck me that one thing teenagers can do very well is sleep. In our house there is a definite teen sleep pattern evolving that eschews that of the rest of the house and means not…

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Guest Post – Potential Effects of Smartphone Overuse Syndrome In Teenagers

Are you or your teenagers addicted to your smartphone?  Do you argue about the presence of phones at mealtimes?  Do your youngsters sleep with their phones in their room?  A ubiquitous accessory nowadays, it is so easy to fall into the trap of constantly checking our phones for…

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Essential Festival Tips For Teenagers & Their Parents

The festival season is upon us again and for many teenagers attending their first festival is an undisputed rite of passage, as they celebrate the end of exams and enjoy some quasi adult independence. As a parent it can be a testing time but it can be made easier.…

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