Goal Planner for the New School Year

Goal setting can boost self-esteem and confidence. Encourage children and teens to use our planner over the summer to set some achievable targets for the school year ahead. It’s a good idea to prompt them to think broadly. They could consider skills they want to improve, activities they want to try, school work goals, having fun and acts of kindness.

The Perils of Perfectionism: How Can Schools and Families Respond

Research shows that perfectionistic characteristics are on the rise among young people, feeding into a range of mental health and wellbeing difficulties, and leading to reduced motivation and performance in the longer term. The good news is that schools and families can make a difference; by supporting young people to develop “perfectionism literacy” and striving to avoid the creation of “perfectionistic environments” at home and in school. NACE CEO, Rob Lightfoot, will share an overview of current research in the field and practical strategies to help schools and families respond.

Questions to Ask Older Teens Ahead of Exams

Preparation for important exams and assessments starts months before the big day itself. We’ve put together a list of helpful conversation prompts to use with older teens at various stages of their revision process, from 3-6 months before their exam right up to the day after.

Dr Weston Talks with Dr Rory Devine: Interacting with Children in the Early Years

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with developmental psychologist, Dr Rory Devine. They focus on what we know about how young children develop control over their own thoughts and actions (their ‘executive functions’), and how they acquire the ability to tune in to the thoughts, feelings, and desires of others (their ‘theory of mind’), and the positive consequences these skills can have on children’s social lives, academic success and mental health. This fascinating interview will arm any parent or educator with simple ways to promote the development of these valuable life skills. Teachers can also learn more about a fantastic free tool to assess children’s school readiness.

Balancing Academic Achievement with Good Mental Health: Tips for Parents

It is possible for children to thrive both academically and mentally, but as parents we need to put lots in place to help this to happen. In this talk, Dr Weston shares the very best evidence-based tips on the things you can do at home to help your child thrive at school whilst promoting great mental health.

Chores List for Children Aged Two to Five

Even when children are very young, it is a great idea to ask them to participate in family life. Chores hone executive functions in children, are immensely self-esteem boosting and send a signal that your family is a team and everyone needs to play their part. We’ve put together some age-appropriate ideas for tasks and chores around the home and have also left you space to add your own.

Chores List for Primary Aged Children

It is a great idea to get children participating in the day to day running of family life from a young age. Chores hone executive functions in children, are immensely self-esteem boosting and send a signal that your family is a team and everyone needs to play their part. We’ve put together some age-appropriate ideas for tasks and chores around the home and have also left space for you to add your own.

Chores List for Young People Over the Age of 11

Chores hone executive functions in young people, are immensely self-esteem boosting and send a signal that your family is a team and everyone needs to play their part. We’ve put together some ideas for tasks and chores that your tweens and teens can do around the home. We have also left space for you to add your own.

Involving Children and Teens in Household Chores

Encouraging young people to do jobs around the house doesn’t only benefit family life and the running of the home. It also helps to develop their confidence, teaches useful life skills and promotes a sense of responsibility. Read our tops tips for encouraging children to get involved in household jobs.

2022 Goal Setting Planner

Goal setting can boost self-esteem and confidence. Encourage children and young people to use our new planner to set some achievable targets for the year ahead. It’s a good idea to prompt them to think broadly. They could consider skills they want to improve, activities they want to try, school work goals, having fun and acts of kindness.