How to prepare your teen to go on holiday without you

For teens, going on holiday with friends but without your parents is a milestone.  For parents, it’s a scary moment usually preceded by arguments and fraught with fear. Sending your teenager on vacation with a group of friends can feel like taking a huge leap into the unknown with no net. We worry that they…

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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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The good, bad, and funny aspects of parenting teens

BritMums blogger Joanne Gray at Mother of Teenagers rounds up this month’s best tips, advice and anecdotes from fellow parents of teenagers to help navigate the complicated world of adolescence. The blogging world of Teens & Tweens has been quiet for a while. But as we all settle into 2020 and look ahead there has…

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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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Tweens & Teens: Making the festive season fun again

They may be too old to still believe in Santa but that doesn’t mean that Christmas with teens and tweens can’t be hugely enjoyable. This month, BritMum’s blogger Liberty Henwick looks at ways to make the most of the festive season with young people.  Counting down to Christmas We are being reminded everyday in the…

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