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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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Learn, laugh & think!

So here we are, nicely settled into autumn. Hopefully we have established some sort of routine with our big kids. Those of us who waved goodbye to university students will be getting used to the new dynamics within the household. Those of us with high school kids will have battled through those early teething problems…

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Exciting times ahead

Welcome to the Autumn! I hope your Summer was full of fun and that you made loads of gorgeous memories with your teens and tweens. This is the time of year when they all seem to move a few steps away from us. Older teens depart for university and younger children move up to higher…

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: The end of the beginning?

Oh what a sentimental time of year this is! The frantic pace of school life reaches ridiculous heights in July as the end of the school year approaches. Parents of kids in Years 13, 11 and 6 are feeling the strain. If you have kids in a combination of these you have dealt with school…

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