Teenagers

What parents need to know about vaping

With vaping continuing to rise among young people, are we set for a new generation of smokers?

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10 tips to help your teen out of the Procrastination Trap

Procrastination looks different for everyone, writes Dr Deborah Trengove. She shares her top procrastination-beating tips.

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3 reasons why your teen might skip breakfast

Too sleepy? In a rush? Or something more concerning? Teenagers often get turned off by breakfast, write Madeline West and Tetyana Rocks. Chat to them to find out why and offer some easy options.

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What happens if we fail to grow up?

In her new book, Maggie Hamilton explores how we can better prepare our kids for this complex world. In this extract, she looks at how childhood has become derailed – and what we can do to repair it.

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Tips for teenagers on finding that first job

Finding that first part-time job can be hard for teens, but as the economy bounces back from COVID, now is a great time to find work. Careers expert Helen Green offers advice for teenagers.

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Educating our kids to thrive online

We can help young people to live well online through character education, writes Tom Harrison.

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Fair play: How sport helps kids become good citizens

New research confirms that taking part in sport helps children develop important civic values, write Vaughan Cruickshank and Casey Mainsbridge.

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How to guide your child through Ukraine news on social media

Our teens' social media feeds contain images of tanks, bombs, and war-style propaganda, writes Joanne Orlando. Here's how to help them navigate social media 'news' content while minimising any distress.

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How parents can help kids make good friends

Parents play an essential role in helping children foster the foundations of healthy friendships, writes Dr Deborah Trengove. She suggests ways to help them navigate the social journey.

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