How do you motivate a teenager to revise for their exams, to learn to prioritise school work over other fun stuff and focus on learning after school, at weekends and in the holidays? Is every child different in this respect? Is it obvious when you are getting it very wrong? And how can you turn it around? Jane Garvey talks to BBC Mindset coaches 16 year old Megan and Max and their mums Louise and Lynsey, and to educational psychologist Dr Antonia Cobbald.
In Seventeen, currently playing at Lyric Hammersmith, the teenage characters are all played by actors nearer to 70 than 17. The female leads tell Jane about turning back the clock.
A growing number of British marriages are breaking down due to allegations of wives' drinking problems. Laura Guillon, Associate Solicitor at Hall Brown Family Law in Manchester, says she is increasingly seeing women's drinking cited in the divorce cases she handles. She believes it accounts for almost one third of all the divorces put forward on the gro