Dear Kid. We need to talk about Porn.
Mar18

Dear Kid. We need to talk about Porn.

You’re a parent; you know your teens are looking at porn, and you know you need to talk about Porn. Goodoh, right?Here’s the thing. Your kids don’t want to talk to you about sex. Off-colour jokes are fine, shrieks of ‘BOOBS!’ never fail to amuse… but the actual mechanics? Not so much. No matter how open your house is, you just don’t want to have those chats with your Mum or Dad. They’ll sigh but tolerate you when you’re talking...

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How to help teens increase their self-kindness
Mar02

How to help teens increase their self-kindness

Becky Goddard-Hill is a children’s psychotherapist and wellbeing author.  Her new activity book for kids aged 6-12 is called Create Your Own Kindness and it teaches kids to be kinder to themselves other people and to the planet. Self-Kindness is of course crucial no matter what age you are and here Becky looks at why, for teens, this matters now more than ever. The impact of recent times on emotional health This pandemic has been...

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Top online resources for GCSE revision and learning support
Feb23

Top online resources for GCSE revision and learning support

Most parents of teens (and teens themselves) are looking for extra online resources for GCSE revision and learning right now. It’s been a weird old time for all of us, of course, but for those studying for their exams it’s been doubly difficult. Because our exam system is sset to a very rigid structure; it’s a simple system, which has been worked out over decades to create the best results for the overall...

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The Turing Scheme –  £100m for Students to Study and Work Abroad
Feb12

The Turing Scheme – £100m for Students to Study and Work Abroad

One of the specific concerns of many parents over Brexit was the loss of opportunties through the Erasmus+ programme which helped so many students study abroad. So it’s good news that the British Council’s new £100 million Turing Scheme will open in March 2021. The scheme, which is designed to replace the Erasmus+ scheme, will be open to universities, further education and vocational education providers and schools. The...

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Our Top Tips for Effective Teen Home Learning in Lockdown
Feb09

Our Top Tips for Effective Teen Home Learning in Lockdown

And so the lockdown begins to feel oddly normal, and our Teen Home Learning routine is becoming rapidly ordinary and mundane. Which is a good thing – we’re adaptable creatures, and with some super-human effort and organisation skills, our schools and teachers have worked oout systems to make this new lockdown work. But it’s weird, and hard, and really a lot of effort. Some teens are good at it, but a lot are not...

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Feeling confident as a parent – yes… now. Probably. Most of the time.
Jan27

Feeling confident as a parent – yes… now. Probably. Most of the time.

My oldest child is 22 tomorrow. Twenty Two. I mull on that sometimes; looking back not at the obvious of how he’s changed (because, y’know, he’s a LOT taller… but he’s notsodifferent inside to how he was at 7, in all honesty), but more on how I’ve changed. Oh, the things I used to fret and worry over when he was a tiny little dot so incredibly, terrifyingly dependent and unfathomably...

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