This video breaks down the 10 main components of resilience, and gives you easy suggestions for boosting it. Hopefully, you will recognise some of the tips as things that you already do, as well as learn some new ideas that you can work on.
Using metaphors in family life can help to promote children’s emotional, academic and digital resilience. In this video, Dr Weston will tell you about some of her favourites, giving you some inspiration for metaphors that could work for you.
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.
Dr Weston Talks with Professor Shirley Reynolds: Depression and Supporting Young People throughout the Pandemic
In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Professor Shirley Reynolds about depression in young people, especially in the context of COVID-19. They explore the role that parents can play in spotting symptoms of depression, understanding the disorder and supporting recovery.
Listen to Dr Weston’s thoughts on maintaining positive family mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 Crisis.
It’s important that our children understand how they should behave online and why it’s so important. Discuss your digital values as a family, using this resource as a guide.
In this podcast, Dr Kathy Weston talks to top neuroscientist Professor Adele Diamond about the importance of executive functions and how parents can help to enhance their development in children.
Dr Weston Talks with Professor Paul Howard-Jones: Motivating Learning During the COVID-19 School Closures
In this podcast, neuroscientist Professor Paul Howard-Jones discusses the challenges facing parents and teachers during school closures and gives tips on how to motivate and reward learning. He also dispels some unhelpful misconceptions about the brain and learning.
Dr Weston delivers a short reflective clip on the topic of raising resilient children. As always, her tips are evidence-based and entirely practical.
In this podcast, Dr Weston interviews medical sociologist, Professor Fiona Brooks, expert in all things related to adolescence and child mental health. They discuss some good news relating to outcomes for teens nationally, as well as areas of concern. Topics include gaming, mental health, social media, pornography, parenting, self-harm, gender differences and the benefit to teens of feeling connected to their teachers.