In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Dr Reenee Singh about how best to help children when parents separate and discusses some of the difficulties that can arise, particularly at Christmas and holiday times.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to leading US-based researcher, Professor Susan McHale about sibling relationships and the important role that parents play in supporting positive relationships between brothers and sisters.
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.
We may have less time now that things are starting to return to some level of normality, but having personal goals is a great idea for all of us. Here are some ideas that teens can start to tick off. Enjoy!
Sometimes, we need to talk to someone. It might be we are feeling a little bit down, need cheering up or really need to get something off our chest. Sometimes, when we are feeling like that, we forget who we can turn to, call up, or email. Sometimes, we just need to keep a list handy of the people who we know are always happy to listen.
The COVID-19 crisis has changed all of our lives dramatically. Use this resource with your primary aged children to encourage them to reflect on their feelings and achievements during this challenging time.
Moving to a new school and forming new friendships can feel challenging and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Encouraging your child to have a few questions up their sleeve, to ask their classmates, will give them a simple strategy for establishing these important new connections. See if they can come up with their own, but use ours as a starting point.