In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Professor Peter Clough about mental toughness, especially in children and young people. They explore the importance of understanding how different children will have different levels of mental toughness and will therefore need different types of support and challenge.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Dr Thomas Curran, one of the top researchers in the country in the area of perfectionism. Perfectionism is rising in young people. We need to understand why and get a grip on it as early as possible.
We all need to cultivate mental toughness and one way of doing that is by focusing on the things we can control versus the things we can’t. Have a chat with your child about the controllables versus the uncontrollables. Try to evaluate how they feel after filling it in. Slightly better?