Reflections on Marriage – A Video for Students (Yrs 7-11)

In this short video, Dr Weston delves into the concept of marriage, sharing research and facts, and dispelling some prevalent myths. With suggestions for classroom exercises and things to consider, Dr Weston looks at various aspects of committed and healthy relationships, the legalities surrounding marriage and she also addresses the issue of forced marriage.

Books About Autism for Parents, School Staff, Children and Young People

This list consists predominantly of books that are written for parents, carers and school staff by leading experts in the field of autism. The first section is followed by some books that are directed at young people with autism which can be either read by themselves or together with a parent, carer, or at school.

Professor Tamsin Ford Answers All of Your Questions

Leading psychiatrist, Professor Tamsin Ford, joins us to answer your top questions about anything and everything related to raising children. This open and honest interview draws on both Professor Ford’s expertise and her personal experiences and covers topics as diverse as aspiration, the school assessment system, adoption and gender. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Dr Weston Talks with Dr Nikita Hayden: Siblings of Children with Autism

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Dr Nikita Hayden about the experiences of young people who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Research into the outcomes of these children is extremely mixed. Dr Hayden unpacks the complexities of this, highlighting more complex family factors that also impact on young people’s outcomes. She asserts the need to target support to those young people who actually need it and discusses meaningful things that schools and families can do to help support siblings and foster good sibling relationships.

Supporting Siblings When Their Brother or Sister Has an Eating Disorder

Join Dr Kathy Weston and consultant clinical psychologist, Dr Sophie Nesbitt, for a discussion of the best ways to support the siblings of young people with eating disorders. The family-based nature of most eating disorder treatment approaches means that siblings are likely to be highly impacted when their brother or sister has an eating disorder. Dr Nesbitt shares advice on how to approach conversations with siblings, how to support them through worries and wobbles and how to consider responding to tricky questions.

Teen Party Planning and Problem Parties: A Lawyer’s Perspective

In this webinar, Dr Weston and experienced criminal defence lawyer, Harriett Mather, (herself a mum of three teens) discuss teen parties.
Post-pandemic, parties are understandably back in fashion, but it is essential that parents understand how to plan for them effectively and safely. Harriett understands all too well what can go wrong at parties and shares her top tips, so that teens and parents can enjoy festivities without fear of regret, harm or… liability!

Books that Support Children in Military Families

Children in military families face certain challenges that their friends might not encounter and can experience their childhood or adolescence quite differently from their peers. Having a parent in active service can entail unique events and transitions for children which might include frequent moves to new schools or homes, having a parent deployed away from home, frequent shifts between living with one parent and both parents and disruptions to friendship networks. This list of books featuring characters with these specific experiences might help any children in this scenario understand their experiences or encourage them to talk about how they feel.

Parenting Behaviours Audit

Consistent parenting with an agreed set of behavioural boundaries will help your child to flourish, so it’s something we should all be aiming for. If you co-parent, taking half an hour together to audit each other’s strengths and to consider the things that you agree and disagree on can be a fruitful way of developing a more cohesive parenting approach. Use this template to spark the conversation.