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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Parents share their tips for raising teens & tweens

BritMums blogger Joanne Gray at Mother of Teenagers selects the best advice on raising teens and tweens for this month’s round-up. Discover tips from fellow parents on everything from planning for the school prom, to earning extra pocket money and even what to buy them for Christmas! Sharing is at the heart of everything we…

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Teens & Tweens: Holidays, exam results & letting go

The summer holiday is close to over and the new school, college and university years are on the horizon.  Despite the habitual parental groans that precede the summer holiday period, it is more than any other, a time for stepping away from normal routines and commitments and regrouping as a family.  I for one relish…

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Teens & Tweens: How to handle teenagers – Humour helps!

Who doesn’t feel better after a good laugh?  Laughter is widely acclaimed as the best medicine for your health as well as for dealing with a difficult situation and parenting is no exception – particularly if there is a teenager in the house, as this month’s humorous selection of posts shows. Nikki at Stressy Mummy…

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