Promoting Positive Body Image: 10 Tips for Parents

Help your children to appreciate and accept their bodies by promoting positive body image. Learn why this is such an important issue, and what you can do to cultivate happy, healthy young people.

Positive Body Image: Dr Weston’s Top Tips

As parents, we have the power to make a considerable difference to the way our children think and feel about their bodies. Listen to Dr Weston’s top tips to help your child cultivate a positive body image.

Dr Weston Talks with Professor Ellen Townsend: Self-Harm and the Importance of Listening

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Ellen Townsend about young people and self-harm. They discuss the importance of listening to young people and recognising that self-harm is an expression of distress and should always be taken seriously. Professor Townsend also shares some thoughts about the effects of the global pandemic lockdown on the development and mental health of children and young people.

Family Digital Values

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.

Positive Phrases to Use when Parenting an Anxious Teen

How we talk to our teens is important in shaping their responses to everyday challenges and tricky situations. Try using these phrases to encourage your teen to work through experiences they find tough and to think positively.

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.