We know that effective communication between parent and child can promote better life satisfaction among young people. By having regular little chats, we invest in our children’s digital resilience and hopefully shape their thinking too! Here is a list of questions you can dip into from time to time to kickstart these important conversations.
Positive body image is critical to good mental health and wellbeing. Use this resource to open up conversations with your teens and tweens about the things they love about their bodies and the amazing skills that our bodies enable us to do.
Dr Weston Talks with Dr Anna Colton: Body Image, Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem and Performance Anxiety
Dr Weston talks with Dr Anna Colton. Dr Anna Colton is a London-based clinical psychologist with an interest in areas such as body image, eating disorders, self-esteem and performance anxiety. Dr Weston and Dr Colton cover a wide range of topics of great interest to parents today.
Recently, Dr Weston was invited as part of a panel to join Mariella Frostup for a discussion about childhood anxiety. There are also interesting contributions from Jane Caro, Head of the Mental Health Foundation, Rob Gill, author of Rethinking Childhood and Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Psychiatry. Lots of food for thought for us all!
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Tamsin Ford about her latest research, exploring how parents, teachers and young people can work together to improve young people’s mental health.
Creating a CV which celebrates their achievements and skills can provide a big boost to young people’s self esteem. Encourage your primary aged children to feel proud of all that they are capable of with our ‘practice’ CV.