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Is there something you’d like to help parents understand regarding supporting their teens through years 10-13? We’d love to get your message across and accept guest posts to feature on our website, so long as they meet our guidelines. 

Please read all the information below before submitting your article as we are unable to reply to any e-mail enquiries about our writing guidelines (all the information is here!). 


Content and length:

  • Our articles cater for parents/carers of teens at GCSE or sixth form. ALL articles must be written for parents (not for students or teachers, although both might find the article interesting!) and address issues relevant to teenagers aged 14-19. 

  • Word count between 1,500 and 2,500 words. We occasionally accept articles that are longer, but not ones that are shorter.

  • ​We will provide images to compliment your article.

  • Subjects must fall into one of the following categories:

    • Options at 16 or 18 (such as guidance on helping their teens choose next steps after each year)

    • Study and exam revision (such as what to expect to get the most out of each academic year)

    • Personal development

    • Wellbeing/health

  • ​​Content can be generalized across years 10-13 (such as online safety tips) or specific to certain year groups (such as why T Levels could be a great choice Post-16

    Click here for inspiration on content

Our terms:

  • ​Articles must meet all our guidelines and terms.

  • If you are successful, we will let you know that your article will be published, with an indication of when the article will go live. We are unable to provide specific dates. 

  • We do not guarantee how long your guest post will feature on our website, but it is usually around 6-12 months. We reserve the right to remove posts at any time and without notice.

  • All articles are published under our “Guest Post” logo and marked as a guest post within the article.

  • You and/or your company will be attributed as the author within the article and, if you have one, your company logo can feature at the end of the article along with a link to your website. 

  • Any links within the article must be to reliable website sources and connected to the content. We will not publish articles with links to products or services that would not be recommended for teenagers. These include, but are not limited to: gambling sites, alcohol/nicotine products, adult services​​, websites that encourage online meeting without user registration. If you are uncertain whether your website link is appropriate, do not include it.  We do not reply to any enquiries asking us to clarify which links are suitable.

  • We may include The Parents’ Guide to products/services within/at the end of your article.

  • We only consider articles submitted in the following way:

    • By email to with the heading “GUEST POST SUBMISSION” 

    • The article must be contained within the text/body of the email. We do not open attachments. 

  • We only consider submissions including a finished article. If you submit an enquiry without including an article, or only including part of an article, we will not reply.

  • We are unable to send emails acknowledging receipt of submissions.

  • It takes 2-4 weeks for us to review new submissions. If you do not hear from within two months, you have not been successful:

    • Please do not email the same content to us again

    • Please do not send us follow-up emails

    • We are unable to provide individual feedback on why articles are not accepted.


  • View some of our articles and guest posts here.


Inspiration for article writing:

The list below is by no means exhaustive, but might give you a good idea about the topics and subject areas that you might want to write about. 


Category 1: Options at 16 and 18

University application and UCAS

  • Important updates to UCAS

  • Oxbridge applications

  • Applications to study medicine

  • Overseas application

  • LNAT, BMAT and UCAT – and other tests

  • Choosing a Degree Subject / university

  • Financial support for higher education

  • How to write an effective UCAS Personal Statement

  • Special Needs at University

  • University finance, grants and subsidies

  • What to expect at university – accommodation, budgeting etc

  • Summer school and taster days

  • Not getting an offer, Clearing and UCAS Extra


  • Attending a successful interview

  • Writing a CV / cover letter

  • How to complete a job application form

  • Where to look for job vacancies

  • Apprenticeship levels and the different types of apprenticeships

  • Degree apprenticeships

  • Non-degree apprenticeships


  • Jobs of the Future

  • The importance of STEM

  • Sustainable/green careers

  • Careers information on the internet

  • The benefits of a careers interview

  • Careers guidance / support

  • Taking a gap year

  • LMI

Post-16 Options

  • An introduction to qualifications

  • A levels

  • T Levels

  • EPQ

  • Other qualifications

  • Secondary school or college

  • What to do if your child doesn’t pass maths or English at GCSE?

  • Choosing your A level subjects

  • Making GCSE subject choices at 13/14

Category 2: Personal Development

  • Making the most of your time at school

  • Tips to finding meaningful work experience

  • Volunteering

  • Extra-curricular activities

  • Super-curricular activities

  • Societies

  • Hobbies

  • Personal growth

  • Online safety

  • Tips for making the most of the summer break

  • The importance of music, sport, drama

  • Topics relating to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

Category 3: Study and Exam Revision 

  • Top revision tips

  • Managing time and workload

  • Study leave

  • Revision timetables

  • Revision techniques

  • How parents can help at home

  • The importance of sleep, diet and exercise in revision

  • Creating an effective revision routine / study environment

  • In the lead up to exams

  • On the day of an exam

  • Managing exam nerves

  • Managing social media use

Category 4: Health and wellbeing 

  • Diet and nutrition 

  • Energy drinks and caffeine 

  • Looking after your mental health

  • Building mental resilience

  • Conflict resolution

  • Dealing with grief

  • Managing friendship groups

  • Online use / social media use

  • Screen time

  • Sleep

  • The importance of an active life​

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