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.
Help your children to appreciate and accept their bodies by promoting positive body image. Learn why this is such an important issue, and what you can do to cultivate happy, healthy young people.
As parents, we have the power to make a considerable difference to the way our children think and feel about their bodies. Listen to Dr Weston’s top tips to help your child cultivate a positive body image.
We know that effective communication between parent and child can promote better life satisfaction among young people. By having regular little chats, we invest in our children’s digital resilience and hopefully shape their thinking too! Here is a list of questions you can dip into from time to time to kickstart these important conversations.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Tracey Wade about the impact of perfectionism on young people. They discuss the potential negative impact of social media on young people’s body confidence and eating habits as well as exploring the warning signs of eating disorders. Professor Wade shares advice on how parents can help to educate children about body image and healthy eating habits.
Try to develop your child’s voice at home in family talk and discussions. Help them to look at things from different perspectives, weigh things up and offer opinions. Teach them to take their turn and to listen to others.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Dr Pooky Knightsmith about nurturing children’s wellbeing in the run up to schools restarting after such a long break. They delve into boosting children’s sense of self-esteem through family conversation, the importance of digital hygiene and the issue of emotionally based school avoidance.