Watch Dr Weston discuss the reasons why dinnertime chats are good for children’s and teens’ resilience, wellbeing and academic attainment.
MOMO is a scary looking character that your child could potentially encounter online or hear talked about at school. We help to demystify MOMO and give you tips on how to help your child to stay safe online.
Creating a mentally healthy environment for children, staff and parents, should be a priority for all schools. Here are 50 simple tips which will help to make your school a happy place.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Adrienne Burgess, joint Chief Executive of The Fatherhood Institute, about the impact of fathers on their children. They discuss how fathers’ mental and physical health has direct consequences for their children, the impact fathers can have on children’s academic skills and how schools can engage with dads more directly.
When completed regularly, homework can play a significant role in our children’s progress and learning. Read our top tips on how to make homework work for your family.
As parents, thinking about our own feelings towards homework is a useful exercise. Use this reflective worksheet to assess your attitudes and consider how you can make homework work better for your child.
Talking positively to your children about their homework can really help with the task at hand. Praising them for being motivated or showing a great attitude, offering guidance when they find something tricky and talking to them about what they are doing, will all help to create a calm and positive environment for learning. Here are some phrases you can use if you are stuck for something to say.
Talking in front of an audience can be a daunting task for both adults and children. It’s also a great skill to have. These handy hints will help pupils to feel confident and prepared before speaking in public.
Dr Weston shares her thoughts and advice on how parents can help to develop children’s oracy skills (speaking and communicating ideas effectively) through simple family conversations. She also explains why this is so important to their development and attainment.
Well done for giving your presentation! The ability to speak well in front of an audience is an amazing skill to develop. Use this worksheet to reflect on how your talk went, what you learned and what you might do differently next time.