Lockdown lessons and back to school for teens and tweens

Hello and welcome back, dear readers. The summer is close to over and it’s time for the school bells to start ringing out again across the UK. In fact in some areas it’s already back to school time. I’m sure I’m not alone in looking forward to that moment when our tweens and teens can…

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Teens & Tweens: Summer holidays & other thoughts

We spent several months together at home with our tweens and teens during lockdown, and now we are anticipating spending a summer holidays with them too! This may be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your situation at home. I have collated some posts here to help guide, inspire and encourage you…

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Helping teens in lockdown

Another month has slipped past; life as we knew it, is but a distant memory and the unrelenting tedium of queuing, household chores and home schooling makes many of us feel like we are all living our very own version of Groundhog Day. There has, however, been some respite recently, with the announcement that we…

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Teens and Tweens: Thriving vs surviving in lockdown

‘Surviving’ seems to be one of the big buzzwords at the moment, along with ‘coping’ (or ‘not coping’) and ‘homeschooling’. Suddenly, during this period of lockdown, ordinary mums and dads have been tasked with being homeschoolers while also having to possibly work from home. This would be barely achievable if you didn’t also have to…

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Teens & Tweens: Managing technology, teaching and tantrums

Teens and Tweens Columnist Liberty Henwick tackles the tricky subject of handling teens and tweens use of technology, from the question of when they should have their first phone to whether using a tracker is an invasion of their privacy. Well, hello there everybody! I hope you are enjoying the Spring so far? We have…

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