Teenage mental health: 5 ways to raise a happy teen

Bloggers and longtime friends of BritMums Becky Goddard-Hill and Penny Alexander have written Be Happy Be You, a brand new book published by Harper Collins. It is a happiness-boosting book for teens and is a guide to help them develop robust and practical ways to cope with the challenges of teenage life. Here, they provide tips…

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12 great ideas for family New Years Eve parties

Once you become a parent, a New Year’s Eve party is a different game. With children running round, casual food, all kinds of drinks and games galore, New Year’s Eve is a family affair. You don’t have to worry about a designated driver or taxi home, you can relax in the sitting room while the…

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Portal from Facebook: Why we love it for our families #ad

We love video calling, whether it’s catching up with BritMums members, getting the team together or calling family both near and far. We’ve even gotten used to holding our phones up and cramming into a skinny vertical screen. And then we were invited to check out the Portal from Facebook as well as Portal TV…and…

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#FamilyTech: 12 top tips for parents about internet safety for children with Windows 10 #ad

In an increasingly complex digital environment, it has never been more important for parents to understand and engage with their child’s online behaviour to ensure that everyone in the family can play, learn and create online, safely. (The post is part of a paid campaign about online safety, sponsored by Microsoft UK.) There are wide…

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SEND: Helping families cope with the stress and anxiety of change

This time of year is often difficult as we leave summer behind and get back to school routines. It always feels hectic as we catch up on meetings, work and those things that got left over the holidays. I’ve certainly been very busy so am delighted to have Jade from The Autism Page guest host…

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