This video breaks down the 10 main components of resilience, and gives you easy suggestions for boosting it. Hopefully, you will recognise some of the tips as things that you already do, as well as learn some new ideas that you can work on.
Using metaphors in family life can help to promote children’s emotional, academic and digital resilience. In this video, Dr Weston will tell you about some of her favourites, giving you some inspiration for metaphors that could work for you.
Dr Weston Talks with Anna Hemmings and Megan Pengelly of GamCare: Teaching Young People about Gambling
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Anna Hemmings and Megan Pengelly of GamCare about the importance of teaching young people about gambling, to enable them to make informed choices about this common risk-taking behaviour.
A good relationship between siblings is important for both day to day family happiness and mental health and wellbeing. Find out how you can support and encourage a harmonious bond between brothers and sisters.
Dr Weston Talks with Professor Paul Howard-Jones: Motivating Learning During the COVID-19 School Closures
In this podcast, neuroscientist Professor Paul Howard-Jones discusses the challenges facing parents and teachers during school closures and gives tips on how to motivate and reward learning. He also dispels some unhelpful misconceptions about the brain and learning.
In this podcast, Dr Kathy Weston talks to top neuroscientist Professor Adele Diamond about the importance of executive functions and how parents can help to enhance their development in children.
Children constantly come up with brilliant questions and sometimes, as parents, we don’t know how to respond. In this resource, we answer some of children’s most commonly asked scientific queries and encourage them to be curious about some they may not yet have thought of. Set your children off on a journey of discovery, safe in the knowledge that you have the correct answer.
Read our tip sheet to discover practical things that you can do to help your teen navigate anxiety.
How we talk to our teens is important in shaping their responses to everyday challenges and tricky situations. Try using these phrases to encourage your teen to work through experiences they find tough and to think positively.
Motivating children to settle down to complete learning tasks is not always easy! Our accessible tips can help you to effectively support and engage your child when they are learning at home.