A music festival is about so much more than the headline act. It’s an immersive event that feels a million miles away from everyday life – and for parents, a daunting prospect if their teenager announces it as their next big plan! This quick guide, developed in conjunction with drugs education charity the DSM Foundation, covers the most important things that parents and carers need to know about festivals, as well as signposting to further sources of information. Please note that legal information and some of the services referenced are applicable to the UK and rules for other countries may differ.
We’ve carefully curated a list of family friendly festivals across the UK and mainland Europe that guarantee an unforgettable experience for the whole family. From captivating performances to engaging activities for kids and adults alike, these festivals offer the perfect blend of entertainment, safety, and fun.
For many children, going away on a school trip is a really exciting experience. For others, it can be a big source of anxiety. This activity encourages children to consider what they are looking forward to and also anything that’s making them feel a bit wobbly, and provides an opportunity for parents and school staff to work with them and come up with a plan of what might make them feel better about it.
Our ten top tips for a happy, healthy, restorative festive break.
In this video, we outline some quick tips for wellbeing to help hard working teachers and school staff relax over the festive period.
Goal setting can boost self-esteem and confidence. Encourage children and teens to use our planner over the summer to set some achievable targets for the school year ahead. It’s a good idea to prompt them to think broadly. They could consider skills they want to improve, activities they want to try, school work goals, having fun and acts of kindness.
Whether we are young or old, there’s so much learning that can be done at the beach. We asked science teacher, Lucy Haseler, to provide us with some fun and informative beach activities for secondary aged children to try during the holidays. Each suggestion is accompanied by either links to further resources or some age appropriate facts.
There’s so much scientific learning that can be done at the beach. We asked science teacher, Lucy Haseler, to provide us with some fun and informative activities for children to try during the holidays. Each suggestion is accompanied by either links to further resources or some fun facts.
In this webinar, Dr Weston and experienced criminal defence lawyer, Harriett Mather, (herself a mum of three teens) discuss teen parties.
Post-pandemic, parties are understandably back in fashion, but it is essential that parents understand how to plan for them effectively and safely. Harriett understands all too well what can go wrong at parties and shares her top tips, so that teens and parents can enjoy festivities without fear of regret, harm or… liability!
When finishing exam season, your teen’s first thought might be to celebrate with a house party or somewhere else that might involve alcohol. However, partying is not the only way to mark the occasion and it’s good to remind them that there are so many more options for unwinding and rewarding their hard work. If you need some inspiration, here’s a list of 20 fun and varied activities.