Teens & Tweens: Supporting kids through change

It really feels like summer has arrived! The end of SATS, tests, GCSEs and A levels is in sight! Hopefully, the parks and beaches will soon be full of young people relaxing and having a great time. At the same time, it’s an important few weeks for tweens. The Year 6 children are entering their…

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Education, education, education!

For parents of teens and tweens, this is the time of year when education becomes even more important than normal. Concerns about education inevitably increase with the age of your child and the stakes get higher. You worry about what primary school they will go to, only to realise that you worry more about secondary…

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Great spring reads

Spring has been a little slow to make its mark this year. The daffodils are blooming. Our teens are heading out the door without a coat. However, temperatures refuse to rise for more than a few days and large parts of the country have been blanketed in snow! From what I could see in the…

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Good reads to warm you up

Hands up how many of you have asked your tween or teen to put on a warmer coat this month. That’s all of you then! There is something flowing through the blood of adolescents that seems to make them resistant to cold. Warm and water proof clothing is an abomination to them. This is just…

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: New Year, new challenges

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful break with your big kids and enjoyed having them back in the family home if they were living away. We had a wonderful break away in New York which was magical but more about that later. Now we are rolling into the New Year and dealing…

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Learn & think

It’s quite scary that we have already reached the final round-up of 2017. It was quite an eventful year for young people. We heard some frightening statistics about teenage mental health. We read about the effects of social media on teen self-esteem, school work and exercise. Student finance was in the news and a significant…

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