Clothes for your man-sized boy teenager.
Sep30

Clothes for your man-sized boy teenager.

I thought they were tricky to find clothes for when they were six, and demanded red tractor t-shirts, soft-pyjamas-with-buttons-on-please and absolutely no yellow. But these boys of mine haven’t got any easier as they’ve got older. The trouble is, teenagers just stop being catered for specifically – around the age of 13 they suddenly disappear from the kids clothing sections; but adult clothing doesn’t really...

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This is scary – 18yr olds and that credit trap…
Sep26

This is scary – 18yr olds and that credit trap…

This year I became the scared-but-proud owner of an 18yr old (I know. Frankly I *am* too young, thanks for noticing). Aside from the general astonishment that I grew this huge man-thing that looms around the house and inhales the contents of my cupboards at regular intervals in the middle of the night, this age change has brought about a not-unexpected-by-us-but-apparently-a-total-shock-to-him alteration in life view. Because,...

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Be quick, and you can nab a Galaxy S8 for your teen (or yourself!) for under £20 a month!
Sep20

Be quick, and you can nab a Galaxy S8 for your teen (or yourself!) for under £20 a month!

Trade in any iPhone and get the new Galaxy S8 or S8+ for just £533 and £666 respectively, spread across 24 monthly payments. That’s just £19.99 a month (24 month term with 0% APR). The conditions? The traded-in iPhone Must be able to power up Must be an iPhone 4 or newer Must not be a blacklisted device (not registered as lost, stolen, barred or blocked on the national GSMA database) So no nobbling a kid in the street to get...

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Back To School Teens? Don’t miss these five often-overlooked stationery essentials.
Aug31

Back To School Teens? Don’t miss these five often-overlooked stationery essentials.

If you’re an organised school parent, by now you have the uniform ready, the shoes polished, the sports kit checked and replenished. School bags may need replacing – or simply throwing in the washing machine to see them through another year. But are you all stocked up on the stationery drawer? I’m going to presume you’ve already thought of a large pack of biros, pencils (don’t forget to get them in a...

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Win a GCSE Essentials Book Bundle with Collins
Aug20

Win a GCSE Essentials Book Bundle with Collins

Right now Collins are offering a 40% discount on selected books for Back to School until 10 September 2017 when you use code BTS17 at www.collins.co.uk/Collins4Parents I have found as I navigate my way through parenting four kids to adulthood is that things definitely do NOT get easier as they get older. Oh, sure, there’s definitely less sleeping/eating worries, and much less cleaning of bodily fluids. But other big stuff comes along...

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Win a £50 Back To School KS3 Bundle with Collins
Aug19

Win a £50 Back To School KS3 Bundle with Collins

Right now Collins are offering a 40% discount on selected books for Back to School until 10 September 2017 when you use code BTS17 at www.collins.co.uk/Collins4Parents Day SIX in #BackToSchoolBooks fortnight – and this one’s a hugely important bundle for those first years in high school – it’s the KS3 bundle. It’s such a big transition at the end of Yr9 – moving into the ‘serious’ years, where exams...

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