Tooled Up Education

Stress-free School Mornings for Teens

Whether it’s forgotten homework, missing PE kit, friendship issues, or simply being tired and grumpy (us or them); school mornings can feel like a stressful part of the day for both parents and teens. There are little things we can do to help teens approach the school day positively and nudge them to be organised and motivated for the day ahead. Here are some of our top tips that can help school mornings work better for the whole family.

Researcher of the Month: Dr Cele Richardson Explores How Parental Warmth Influences Teens’ Sleep

Researcher of the month, Dr Cele Richardson, discusses her 2022 study, which shows that when parents have a warmer relationship with their teens, teens tend to have better sleep hygiene practices, sleep for longer at night and feel less sleepy during the day. Lack of sleep can have a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of many teenagers. As parents, we are ideally placed to help them form good and healthy habits. Learn more about the impact we can have in this fascinating interview.

Tips for Helping Teens Get into Good Sleep Habits

Maintaining a good sleep routine can be challenging during adolescence. But, as parents, we have more power than you might realise to help our teens get the sleep that they need. These tips come straight from the experts.

Understanding Sleep, Sleep Problems and ‘What Works’ with Joanna Kippax

Dr Weston is joined by Joanna Kippax, founder of WyeSleep, in a discussion about the importance of sleep for children and teens’ mental health. Throughout this webinar recording, they talk about how sleep works, focus on common sleep problems and how to solve them, and separate fact from fiction when it comes to all things sleep!

Researcher of the Month: Dr Serena Bauducco Discusses Improving Teenagers’ Sleep

Our researcher of the month, Dr Serena Bauducco, talks to Dr Weston about her recent research project trialing a universal sleep intervention in Swedish secondary schools. They talk about the importance of sticking to bedtime routines as children grow older and the protective impact that whole-class sleep interventions can have.

My Wellbeing Journal

We have designed this journal for your teens to fill in over a 14 day period. It aims to encourage them to reflect on their experiences and achievements and build resilience. It provides prompts that can help them to develop and maintain a positive mindset and improve wellbeing.

Dr Weston Talks with Professor Michael Gradisar: Teen Sleep

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Michael Gradisar about sleep difficulties during adolescence. They discuss why so many teenagers have problems with their sleep, along with the most effective strategies to promote better sleep habits.

Teenagers and Sleep: Things You Should Know

We all know that teenagers need a lot of sleep, but they are finding it increasingly difficult to get enough. We explain why it’s so important and what prevents them from getting the sleep that they need.