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Dr Kathy Weston's Get a Grip! Parenting Podcast

Dr Kathy Weston's Get a Grip! Parenting Podcast

By Dr Kathy Weston
This podcast series helps parents get a grip on some of the most important questions in parenting today. Tune in to hear interviews with the biggest influencers and most eminent researchers working in the areas of mental health, wellbeing, psychology and education.
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Episode 71 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Seonaid Anderson: Tics and Tic Disorders in Young People

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Researcher of the Month: Dr Rachel Nesbit Discusses Adventurous Play in Schools
Our researcher of the month, Dr Rachel Nesbit, talks to Dr Weston about her recent paper which explores the importance of adventurous play to children's mental health and development. She talks about barriers to play and gives specific advice on how adventurous play can be successfully facilitated in school settings.
38:56
January 16, 2022
Episode 86 - Dr Weston Talks with Suzi Godson: The MeeToo Mental Help App
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Suzi Godson, founder of the MeeToo mental help app, an NHS endorsed app, where young people aged 11-25 can seek help anonymously and receive reliable, age-appropriate and moderated support and advice from peers or trained counsellors.
26:41
December 24, 2021
Episode 85 - Dr Weston Talks with Jen Gale: Making Sustainable(ish) Changes to Our Lives
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Jen Gale, author of 'The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide', a book packed full of practical advice about how to make small changes to our actions and mindset which will make a big difference to the world around us. Listen for tips about Christmas and simple ways that we can significantly reduce our environmental impact.
39:23
December 20, 2021
Episode 84 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Christia Spears Brown: Why Biases Matter and How to Reduce Them
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Professor Christia Spears Brown about the impact of bias, particularly in the context of race and gender. They discuss how to identify our own implicit biases, outline practical strategies for reducing levels of bias in the home and consider how to protect young people at risk of being targeted by bias. 
42:10
December 18, 2021
Episode 81 - Dr Weston Talks with Maria Strauss: Responding to the Ofsted Rapid Review into Sexual Abuse in Schools
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Maria Strauss, partner at law firm Farrer & Co, about how schools should respond to the recent Ofsted rapid review into sexual abuse in schools. Maria outlines how schools can implement effective change and references many relevant resources and reports that can help.
38:11
December 15, 2021
Researcher of the Month: Professor Charlotte Markey Discusses Boys' Body Image
Our researcher of the month, Professor Charlotte Markey, talks to Dr Weston about her forthcoming book, 'Being You: The Body Image Book for Boys'. Due for publication in April, it helps boys to understand and appreciate their bodies as they become young men and to navigate their way through inaccurate health/diet information and unrealistic body ideals portrayed in the media. We caught up with Professor Markey to find out more.
32:40
December 14, 2021
Episode 82 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Gemma Lewis: Teen Mental Health and Evidence-Based Early Interventions
In this podcast, Dr Weston chats with epidemiologist Dr Gemma Lewis about her research into the causes of mental health problems in teenagers. They discuss the differences between boys' and girls' mental health, the potential impact of academic pressure, mental health for university students and universal interventions that could be impactful. 
37:43
December 05, 2021
Episode 80 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Duncan Astle: Neuromyths, Memory, Revision and Helping Struggling Learners
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with brain scientist, Dr Duncan Astle, about how to consolidate learning in our memory and finds out some actionable and evidence-based revision tips. They debunk some common neuromyths and explore why we need to change the way we think about intervening to help children who struggle with learning.
41:12
November 29, 2021
Researcher of the Month: Dr Jo Van Herwegen Discusses the Impact of Neuromyths on Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Our researcher of the month, Dr Jo Van Herwegen, talks to Dr Weston about her recent paper, which examines the prevalence of neuromyths surrounding common neurodevelopmental conditions, particularly among educators. They discuss the detrimental impact that neuromyths can have on young people and why it's important for parents and school staff to understand more about neuromyths and for teachers to receive more training in this area.
35:39
November 02, 2021
Episode 78 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Katherine Davies: Negotiating Family Dynamics, Politics and Sibling Relationships
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with sociologist, Dr Katherine Davies, about her research into the nature of family relationships. They talk about Dr Davies' recent project examining the impact of Brexit on family life and delve into her work on the complexities of sibling relationships and the impact that brothers and sisters can have on our sense of identity.
43:52
October 19, 2021
Researcher of the Month: Nora Trompeter Discusses Eating Disorder Symptoms and Mental Health Literacy
Our researcher of the month, Nora Trompeter, talks to Dr Weston about her recent paper, which examines the differences in eating disorder symptoms between teens who are in treatment and teens who are not. Along with her findings, they discuss the importance of mental health literacy, the wide-ranging impact of poor body image and the differences in motivations for disordered eating behaviours between boys and girls.
27:17
October 13, 2021
Episode 76 - Dr Weston Talks with Sarah Dowey: Metacognition in the Classroom
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Sarah Dowey about implementing metacognitive teaching practices. Sarah is a secondary English teacher and is currently studying for her PhD, which focuses on teacher understanding and awareness of the use of metacognition and self-efficacy in face to face teaching. They discuss effectively modelling techniques, dispel some myths about metacognition and reference some further resources of use to teaching staff everywhere.
38:13
October 07, 2021
Researchers of the Month: Dr Hope Christie and Dr Lucy Hiscox Discuss the Impact of the Pandemic on Parents
Our researchers of the month, Dr Hope Christie and Dr Lucy Hiscox, talk to Dr Weston about their recent paper, which examines the impact that lockdowns had on parents. This 'rapid review' of 32 other studies was commissioned by SAGE and the Department for Education and will inform government policy. They discuss the various harms experienced by parents and interventions that might be able to mitigate the negative effects, consider the role of schools in identifying and helping children at risk of domestic violence and explore the link between parental mental health and that of children.
30:49
September 09, 2021
Episode 74 - Dr Weston Talks with Julie Kettlewell: Metacognition in the Classroom
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with memory and metacognition expert, Julie Kettlewell, about the importance of teaching children metacognitive strategies and the potential impact on their educational outcomes. They clarify exactly what metacognition is, have an in depth discussion about best practice in the classroom and outline practical tips for teachers to employ. Julie talks us through various evidence-based strategies that educators can use flexibly in the classroom, in response to their pupils' individual needs. Throughout this podcast, Julie refers to some graphics. If you'd like a copy of these, please email us on research@tooledupeducation.com.
58:54
September 06, 2021
Researcher of the Month: Stepheni Uh Discusses Early Predictors of Self-Harm
Our researcher of the month, Gates Cambridge Scholar, Stepheni Uh, talks to Dr Weston about her recent paper, which examines how teenagers at greatest risk of self-harming could be identified almost a decade before they self-harm. They discuss some distinct profiles of young people most likely to self-harm and look at significant risk factors, including a history of psychopathology, low self-esteem, poor parental mental health and lack of sleep. They also consider useful interventions.
25:18
August 06, 2021
Episode 72 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Tamsin Ford: Emerging Patterns in Young People's Mental Health
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Professor Tamsin Ford CBE about mental health post-pandemic. They discuss some emerging patterns impacting on the wellbeing of children and young people and focus on strategies for creating a mentally healthy school environment for both staff and pupils.
47:35
July 31, 2021
Episode 71 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Seonaid Anderson: Tics and Tic Disorders in Young People
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with psychologist and neurodiversity consultant, Dr Seonaid Anderson, about the development of tics in childhood. They discuss the features of tics and optimal ways for parents to respond if their child develops one. They talk about pathways for clinical care and focus on a dramatic increase in new tics presenting in teenage girls during the pandemic.
51:40
July 23, 2021
Episode 70 - Dr Weston Talks with Chief Constable Simon Bailey: Sexual Harassment and Child Abuse - What Parents Should Do
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Chief Constable Simon Bailey about the culture of violence against women and girls, particularly in schools. They outline the key things that parents and schools should do to cultivate open and honest discussion around issues of sexual harassment, sexting and predatory behaviour online.
30:06
June 24, 2021
Episode 69 - Dr Weston Talks with Paul Pomroy, CEO of McDonalds UK: Being a Dad - A Father's Day Special Edition
In this special Father's Day podcast, Dr Weston talks with Paul Pomroy, CEO of McDonalds UK, about his biggest job - being a dad. They talk about optimal parenting styles, help-seeking, finding a good work/life balance and how many workplace skills can be transferred to family life and parenting.
43:33
June 11, 2021
Researcher of the Month: Dr Serena Bauducco Discusses Improving Teenagers' Sleep
Our researcher of the month, Dr Serena Bauducco, talks to Dr Weston about her recent research project, trialing a universal sleep intervention in Swedish secondary schools. They talk about the importance of sticking to bedtime routines as children grow older and the protective impact that whole-class sleep interventions can have.  
32:44
June 11, 2021
Episode 67 - Dr Weston talks with Dr Fiona Vera-Gray: Teen Relationships, the Impact of Pornography and Gender Inequality
Please be aware that this interview contains adult themes and is not suitable for younger ears. The discussion also addresses themes such as sexual harassment and domestic violence. In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Dr Fiona Vera-Gray about the need for change in social discourse around women and girls' everyday experiences of sexual harassment. They discuss early teenage romantic relationships, the impact of pornography and how parents can help our girls and boys to be agents of change.
55:30
May 17, 2021
Episode 66 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Dasha Nicholls: 'The Silent Emergency' - Eating Disorders and Body Image
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Dr Dasha Nicholls about all the things that parents should understand when it comes to eating disorders. She gives us advice on how to keep a watchful, balanced and empathetic perspective on our children's eating behaviours and tells us all we need to know about the main types of eating disorders and their triggers.
47:36
May 12, 2021
Episode 65 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Lucy Foulkes: 'What Mental Health Really Is and What It Isn't'
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Dr Lucy Foulkes, adolescent mental health expert, about her new book, Losing Our Minds, and how public discourse surrounding mental health means that we talk about it a great deal, but perhaps without the understanding needed to really get to grips with its complexities. This wide-ranging interview examines the impact of covid, the gender gap and the role of parents.
38:57
May 12, 2021
Episode 64 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Robin Banerjee: Transition, Peer Relationships, Kindness and Success - Rethinking Wellbeing
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Professor Robin Banerjee about the connections between peer relationships, kindness and wellbeing, especially at points of transition or change in our children's lives. They discuss initiatives to help prioritise wellbeing at the point of entry to secondary school and university, consider systemic social changes that might be needed to really promote wellbeing and chew the fat on how to ensure that young people feel empowered to form positive social connections.
41:32
May 06, 2021
Episode 63 - Dr Weston Talks with Rachel Lees: Teenagers and Cannabis Use
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to cannabis use disorder expert, Rachel Lees, to find out the facts about teenagers and cannabis. They discuss what important things all parents should know about the impact of cannabis on teenagers and how to recognise when use might be becoming problematic. Listen to Rachel's tips on how best to discuss cannabis with young people who already use it, and preventative strategies for younger children.
33:33
May 04, 2021
Episode 62 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Naomi Flynn: Supporting EAL Children in the Multilingual Classroom
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Dr Naomi Flynn about what makes a great teacher of children with English as an additional language (EAL). They discuss the significance of assessing English proficiency, fantastic classroom practice and the importance of getting to know and welcoming each individual child and their family.
39:41
April 23, 2021
Episode 61 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor David Gadd: Domestic Abuse and Teen Relationships
In this episode, Dr Weston talks with Professor David Gadd about domestic abuse and violence against women and girls. Harnessing Professor Gadd's extensive knowledge of domestic abuse prevention education, they discuss the best ways for parents and schools to teach boys (and girls) about good relationships and examine issues of consent and boundaries.
58:06
April 22, 2021
Episode 60 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Praveetha Patalay: Young People's Mental Health and Mentally Healthy Schools
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Dr Praveetha Patalay about the evidence surrounding young people's mental health in the UK. They focus on Dr Patalay's work in schools, where she has found that having a safe school climate impacts significantly on young people's mental health outcomes. They discuss the gender gap and address wider societal questions which should be pursued if cultivating good mental health (rather than simply treating difficulties) is to become a real priority.
50:38
April 16, 2021
Researcher of the Month: Dr Jerica Radez Discusses Help-Seeking for Teenagers with Depression and Anxiety
Our researcher of the month, Dr Jerica Radez, talks to Dr Weston about barriers and facilitators to help-seeking for teens with anxiety or depression. They discuss Dr Radez's recent paper, examining how parents, schools and GPs can best encourage adolescents to seek help when they need it and Dr Radez tells us about her new simple screening tool, for use in any setting.
54:59
April 13, 2021
Episode 58 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Victoria Murphy: Supporting Bilingual Children
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Professor Victoria Murphy about the misconceptions surrounding children with English as an additional language (EAL) and how teachers and parents can better support emergent bilingualism. They discuss the main stages of children's second language development and address how bilingualism should be considered a huge benefit, both to the child and to their school class as a whole. We discover that given that almost 25% of UK children having EAL, this is a subject that requires much more research.
48:35
March 28, 2021
Episode 57 - Researcher of the Month: Dr Jesus Alfonso D. Datu Discusses the Power of Kindness
Our researcher of the month, Dr Jesus (Jess) Alfonso D. Datu talks to Dr Weston about the importance of teaching children to be kind and the far-reaching psychological and social consequences of kindness. They discuss Dr Datu's recent paper which examined whether fostering kindness in young people could promote media literacy.
41:06
March 19, 2021
Episode 56 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Anna Conway Morris: Young People's Mental Health, Body Image and Digital Life
Dr Anna Conway Morris returns to our podcast series to discuss life as a child psychiatrist during the pandemic and the impact of lockdown on young people's mental health, social development and body image. She talks about digital literacy, pornography and self-harm, and gives us her top tips for future-proofing our children.
54:29
March 10, 2021
Episode 55 - Dr Weston Talks with Barry Cooper: Developing Positive Parent Partnerships
In this episode, Dr Weston talks with experienced teacher and educational consultant, Barry Cooper, about the greatest untapped resource of all schools; parents. Get some top tips about the best ways to engage parents, build sincere and lasting partnerships and improve outcomes for all of your pupils.
46:19
February 26, 2021
Episode 54 - Researcher of the Month: Simon Brett Discusses Encouraging New Findings about Treating Teen Depression in School Settings
Our researcher of the month, Simon Brett, talks to Dr Weston about his project which assesses the impact of using a specific type of therapy to treat teen depression in school settings. They discuss the barriers to conventional treatment for teenagers, the way that Brief Behavioural Activation therapy works and the important role that parents can play. 
37:32
February 23, 2021
Episode 53 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor William Pickett and Professor Wendy Craig: Social Media Use and Cyberbullying
Episode 53 - In this episode, Dr Weston talks with Canadian researchers Dr William Pickett and Dr Wendy Craig about their findings linking intense and problematic social media use with cyberbullying, particularly for girls. They discuss the findings of their research and give advice to parents on how to educate children about digital literacy, to lower the risk of being bullied, or bullying, online. They also talk about the impact of COVID-19 on social media habits and sexting.
32:43
February 17, 2021
Episode 52 - Dr Weston Talks with Peter Worley: 'Doing Philosophy' with Children
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Peter Worley about how to cultivate philosophical enquiry in children. They discuss what philosophy is, what sort of questions will get our children thinking philosophically and what the benefits are, both at home and at school. Peter, who is CEO of The Philosophy Foundation, outlines his own dialectical method for teaching children philosophy in classrooms
45:35
February 10, 2021
Episode 51 - Dr Weston talks with Andy Robertson: The Benefits of Gaming
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to gaming and family technology expert Andy Robertson. They discuss all of the positive learning opportunities that games can offer and the optimal ways to engage with children about their digital world. They explore games which promote critical thinking, empathy and better communication and examine how the skills developed through gaming can translate to other scenarios.
49:39
February 08, 2021
Episode 49 Dr Kathy Weston Talks with Jacqui Oatley MBE: Parenting in a Pandemic (TUE)
Episode 49 - In this special episode, guest presenter Jacqui Oatley MBE turns the tables and interviews Kathy to help parents get a grip on the key issues of parenting through the pandemic. They discuss ways to juggle home-learning and home-working, ways to bring routine into your daily life and how to support children through the challenges of lockdown. Jacqui Oatley MBE is a sports presenter, well known as the first female commentator on BBC One's Match of the Day.  She is an FA qualified football coach, an ambassador for Women in Football and a committee member of the Football Writers' Association.
01:15:51
February 01, 2021
Episode 50 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Michael Lamb: Building Parental Confidence and Successful Co-Parenting
Episode 50 - In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Professor Michael Lamb about building parental confidence and self-esteem. They discuss how both biological and step-parents can improve and maintain healthy, strong and loving bonds with their children, as well as focusing on the benefits of an authoritative parenting style. 
50:05
January 28, 2021
Episode 42 - Dr Kathy Weston Talks with Professor Susan Golombok: Non-Traditional Family Forms
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Professor Susan Golombok about non-traditional family forms. They discuss the research evidence showing that children from families with same-sex parents, single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies generally thrive, in many cases more so than children from more traditional families.
48:28
January 15, 2021
Episode 48 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Michaela James: Encouraging Teenage Girls to Be Physically Active
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Dr Michaela James about declining levels of physical activity for teenage girls. They discuss teenagers' thoughts about school PE lessons and examine what the research shows would increase participation. Listen out for some great, simple ways that you can nurture a love of physical activity in your children, which, if sustained, will have long term physical and mental health benefits. 
43:03
December 17, 2020
Episode 47 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Helen Dodd: The Importance of Play
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Professor Helen Dodd about the crucial importance of play in children's development. The examine the relationship between adventurous play and anxiety and discuss how parents can facilitate effective play. As a leading expert on children's mental health, Professor Dodd also describes the main features of anxiety and when parents should worry.
01:03:45
December 09, 2020
Episode 46 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Jeffrey DeMarco: Parenting in the Digital Age, Radicalisation and Sexual Exploitation
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Dr Jeffrey DeMarco about how we should engage with our children about the online world. They discuss the importance of teaching skills such as digital literacy, fact-checking and critical thinking, to ensure that children can access the amazing resources on the internet safely. They also talk about online radicalisation and sexual exploitation, and how to protect children against these threats.
55:05
November 26, 2020
Episode 45 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Siobhan O'Neill: Children's Mental Health in Northern Ireland
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Professor Siobhan O'Neill about her research into mental health in Northern Ireland. They explore issues relating to trans-generational trauma, suicide and self-harm, as well as discussing all the simple and effective things that parents can do to build children's resilience. 
55:51
November 25, 2020
Episode 44 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Hope Christie: Parenting with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Dr Hope Christie about her research into the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on parents, and the ways in which experiences of trauma affect their parenting and the wider family dynamic. The message is one of admiration for how parents suffering from PTSD manage to cope with the many everyday challenges that they face as parents. Trauma, and its impact, needs to be better understood by all of us. In learning more, we give ourselves and our children a better chance of thriving if and when it ever affects our own family. 
49:03
November 17, 2020
Episode 43 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Elena Martellozzo: Young People, Pornography and Online Safety
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to criminologist, Dr Elena Martellozzo, about her research into young people's feelings about, and experiences of, online pornography. They discuss how parents should approach conversations with their children about pornography and relationships, and also what Dr Martellozzo's research found that young people would like to learn and talk about during sex education at school. They also explore the issue of online safety and how sex offenders operate in the online world.
55:10
November 16, 2020
Episode 41 - 10 Common Mistakes Loving Parents Make
All parents want the best for their children, but it's easy to fall into behaviour traps that will actually hinder them, rather than help. Listen to Dr Weston's top 10 common parenting mistakes to avoid!
12:03
October 27, 2020
Episode 40 - Wednesday Wisdom: Learned Happiness
Episode 40 - In this episode, hear Dr Kathy Weston's thoughts about happiness and how, far from being simple to achieve, it takes hard work and effort!
05:32
October 26, 2020
Episode 39 - Dr Weston Talks with Adrienne Burgess: The Impact of Fathers and Engaging with Fathers at School
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Adrienne Burgess, joint Chief Executive of The Fatherhood Institute, about the impact of fathers on their children. They discuss how fathers' mental and physical health has direct consequences for their children, the impact fathers can have on children's academic skills and how schools can engage with dads more directly.                                                 
47:29
September 15, 2020
Episode 38 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Neil Mercer: Oracy and the Power of Speaking Well in School and at Home
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Neil Mercer about the importance of oracy. They discuss how parents can have a huge impact on developing and cultivating children's talking and listening skills through simple family conversations at home.  They also talk about the important roles schools should play in oracy eduacation and Professor Mercer gives simple tips for teachers to apply in the classroom, to encourage their pupils to 'talk well'.              
48:52
September 15, 2020
Episode 37 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Darren Moore: School Attendance, Parental Engagement and Returning to School
In this Get-a-Grip podcast Dr Kathy Weston talks to Dr Darren Moore about school attendance, easing the return to school, homework and how schools can better engage parents.
01:52:39
September 08, 2020
Episode 36 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Pooky Knightsmith: Returning to School Post Lockdown and School Avoidance
In this Get-a-Grip podcast Dr Kathy Weston talks to Dr Pooky Knightsmith about returning to school after lockdown, nurturing children’s wellbeing and emotionally based school avoidance.
01:01:15
August 28, 2020
Episode 35 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Tracey Wade: Perfectionism, Social Media and Eating Disorders
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Tracey Wade about the impact of perfectionism on young people. They discuss the potential negative impact of social media on young people's body confidence and eating habits as well as exploring the warning signs of eating disorders. Professor Wade shares advice on how parents can help to educate children about body image and healthy eating habits.
56:25
August 28, 2020
Episode 34 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Jarlath O'Brien: Special schools, behaviour management and building a parent partnership
In this Get-a-Grip podcast Dr Kathy Weston talks to Jarlath O’Brien about special schools, behaviour management in schools and building a parent partnership.  They also discuss the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown on behaviour as schools fully open in September. 
56:15
August 10, 2020
Episode 33 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Ellen Townsend: Young people and self harm, the importance of listening.
In this Get-a-Grip podcast Dr Kathy 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 emotional pain 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.
54:57
July 20, 2020
Episode 32 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Anna Hemmings and Megan Pengelly of GamCare: The importance of teaching young people about gambling
In this episode Dr Kathy Weston talks to Anna Hemmings and Megan Pengelly about the importance of teaching young people about gambling, so they can make informed choices about this common risk-taking behaviour. 
40:52
July 07, 2020
Episode 31 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: Teenage behaviour, brain development, technology, and long term consequences of the Covid-19 lockdown on teenagers
In this Get-a-Grip podcast Dr Kathy Weston talks to Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore about research on teenage behaviour and brain development, including the influence of technology, and how the coronavirus pandemic lockdown may have long term consequences for teenagers.
53:06
May 15, 2020
Episode 30: Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Michael Gradisar: Sleep difficulties during adolescence and strategies to promote better sleep
In this Get-a-Grip podcast Dr Kathy Weston talks to Professor Michael Gradisar about sleep difficulties during adolescence, including why so many teenagers have sleep difficulties along with the most effective strategies to promote better sleep.
53:17
May 12, 2020
Episode 29: Dr Kathy Weston talks to Professor Charlotte Markey about how parents can help their children maintain a positive body image.
In this episode Dr Kathy Weston talks to Professor Charlotte Markey about body image and how parents can help their children, especially girls, navigate the adolescent world of puberty, social media and relationships and maintain a positive body image.
41:08
April 28, 2020
Episode 28: Dr Kathy Weston talks to Professor Howard-Jones about the challenges of school closures and how to motivate and reward learning
In this episode, Dr Kathy Weston speaks to Professor Howard-Jones about the challenges for parents and teachers during school closures and how to motivate and reward learning. They also discuss the research regarding the effects of videogames on learning and Professor Howard-Jones dispels some unhelpful misconceptions about the brain and learning.
53:57
April 28, 2020
Episode 27 - Dr Kathy Weston talk with Professor Adele Diamond: Executive Functions, why they are so important and how parents can help to enhance their development in children.
In this episode, Professor Adele Diamond talks about executive functions, why they are so important and how parents can help to enhance their development in children.
46:38
April 22, 2020
Dr Kathy Weston - Thoughts on positive family mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 Crisis
Listen to Dr Weston's Thoughts on positive family mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 Crisis.
26:14
April 08, 2020
Episode 26 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Sir Anthony Seldon: The challenges and opportunities presented by the Corona virus pandemic
In this episode, Sir Anthony Seldon about the challenges and opportunities presented by the Corona virus pandemic, especially with regards to students, parents, school leaders and the whole education system.
29:25
April 01, 2020
Episode 25 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Shirley Reynolds: Supporting young people during the Coronavirus Covid 19 outbreak and depression.
In this episode, Dr Kathy Weston speaks to Professor Shirley Reynolds about the Coronavirus Covid 19 outbreak and depression in young people and the role parents can play in spotting symptoms, understanding the disorder and supporting recovery.
57:08
March 24, 2020
Episode 24 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Peter Clough: Mental Toughness
In this episode, Dr Kathy Weston speaks to Professor Peter Clough about Mental Toughness, especially in children and young people and the importance of understanding how different children will have different levels of mental toughness and will therefore need different types of support and challenge.
59:01
March 24, 2020
Episode 23 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor McHale: Sibling relationships and how parents promote sibling harmony.
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to leading US-based researcher, Professor Susan McHale on the topic of the sibling relationship.
39:53
February 20, 2020
Kathy Weston on Jeremy Vine Show
Kathy Weston on Jeremy Vine Show
10:26
February 03, 2020
TUE Aspiration Podcast
TUE Aspiration Podcast
13:29
February 03, 2020
TUE Christmas Screen Time Advice
TUE Screentime
09:29
February 03, 2020
Episode 22 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Dr Reenee Singh: Supporting Children through Parent separation
In this episode. Kathy talks to Dr Reenee Singh about how best to help children when parents separate and think through some of the difficulties that arise particularly at Christmas and holiday times.
58:16
December 10, 2019
Episode 21 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Bhavin Shah: Introduction to Behavioural Optometry
In this episode Dr Kathy Weston speaks to Bhavin Shah about behavioural optometry and how assessment and intervention can help learning and performance.
31:00
November 25, 2019
Episode 20 - Dr Kathy Weston - Thoughts on Grief.
Episode 20 - Dr Kathy Weston - Thoughts on Grief. Here are Kathy's thoughts on Grief and Loss and how to best support children and young people in these circumstances.
12:23
November 12, 2019
Episode 19 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Sarah Halligan: Childhood trauma and the development of PTSD in children.
In this episode, Kathy talks to Professor Sarah Halligan about childhood trauma and the development of PTSD in children.
37:36
September 19, 2019
Episode 18 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Cameron Norsworthy: Flow
In this episode, Kathy speaks to Cameron Norsworthy about Flow and talks about it in relation to raising and teaching children.  Cameron, father of two children ages 2 and 5, shares his thinking on how to help children experience Flow and the benefits this provides.
55:03
September 19, 2019
Episode 17 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Tamsin Ford: How to improve Young People's Mental Health
In this Episode Kathy 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.   
01:00:07
August 12, 2019
Episode 16 - Dr Kathy Weston on BBC Radio 4 with Mariella Frostup: Generation Anxious
Recently, Kathy was invited as part of a panel to join Mariella Frostup for a discussion about childhood anxiety. Some interesting contributions from the other guests too. Jane Caro is the Head of the Mental Health Foundation, Rob Gill, author of Rethinking Childhood and Professor Tamsin Ford is Professor of Psychiatry. Lots of food for thought for us all! Watch out for a new podcast coming where Kathy interviews Professor Tamsin Ford for a whole hour! 
41:38
July 18, 2019
Episode 15 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Dr Anna Colton: Body Image, Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem and Performance Anxiety
 Dr Kathy 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.  
47:06
July 17, 2019
Episode 14 - Dr Kathy Weston - Thought for the Day: 5 Top Tips on Transition
 Transition can be an anxiety-inducing time for children and parents, but it really doesn't have to be. Listen to Dr Weston's top five tips for parents - designed to ensure successful transition from primary to secondary school. 
09:55
July 12, 2019
Episode 13 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Dr Thomas Curran: Perfectionism in young people
Tune into this podcast interview with one of the top researchers in the country in the area of perfectionism: Dr Thomas Curran. Perfectionism in rising in young people; we need to understand why and get a grip on it as early as possible. 
31:58
July 12, 2019
Episode 12 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Kathryn Almack: Same Sex Parenting
In this episode, Kathy talks to Professor Kathryn Almack about the challenges that same sex parents (particularly lesbians) face on their parenting journeys 
46:11
June 13, 2019
Episode 11 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Ger Graus OBE: Aspiration
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Ger Graus about ways to provide all children with the experiences to support aspiration and achievement. 
01:04:48
June 13, 2019
Episode 9 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Julia Samuel MBE: Child bereavement and grief
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to the Honourable Julia Samuel MBE, author of Grief Works, about child bereavement, grief and how parents and teachers can support children and young people when someone they love passes away.
41:17
May 13, 2019
Episode 10 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Cathy Creswell: Childhood Anxiety
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Professor Cathy Creswell of Oxford University about the latest research findings on childhood anxiety. They discuss the best evidence-based tips and strategies that parents should use to support their children. 
59:35
May 13, 2019
Episode 8 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Clarissa Smith: Teens accessing Pornography
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Professor Clarissa Smith about the concerns parents have regarding their teens accessing pornography and ways to promote healthy sexual development in our young people. 
56:42
April 25, 2019
Episode 7 - Dr Kathy Weston talks to Dr Rachel Hiller: Sleep difficulties in school-aged children (aged 5-12)
in this episode, Dr Weston talks to Dr Hiller about sleep difficulties in school-aged children (aged 5-12).  Together they cover bedtimes for children, common sleep problems, myths about sleep and share arrange of evidence-based approaches that really work.
53:23
April 24, 2019
Episode 6 - Dr Kathy Weston - Thought for the Day: Young people's use of Pornography
Listen to Dr Weston as she takes you through some of the most important evidence-based facts parents need to know about young people's use of pornography. 
17:49
March 12, 2019
Episode 5 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Fiona Brooks: Adolescence and Child mental health
In this episode, 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-harming, gender differences and teacher connectedness as a feature of teens' lives that is hugely beneficial to them
56:05
March 12, 2019
Episode 4 - Dr Kathy Weston - Thought for the Day: Raising Resilient Children 
Dr Kathy Weston's - Thought for the day
03:39
February 06, 2019
Episode 3 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Dr Anna Conway Morris: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and young people
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Anna Conway Morris about her research into Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and young people.  It was an enlightening interview that highlighted the particular struggles that children who suffer from OCD face in the school environment. #OCD #learning #classrooms #mentalhealth #anxiety
43:43
February 06, 2019
Episode 2 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE: How children and young people engage in the digital world
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to one of the foremost experts on how children and young people engage in the digital world, Professor Sonia Livingstone of the London School of Economics. Topics covered: screen-time, children's use of smartphones, family use of digital technology. #digitalworld #socialmedia #screentime 
55:11
February 06, 2019
Episode 1 - Dr Kathy Weston talks with Natasha Devon MBE: Children's Mental Health
In this podcast, mental health campaigner, author and speaker Natasha Devon MBE shares her view on how we should be talking to our children and young people about mental health. #talkingmatters #mentalhealth #mentalfitness #socialmedia 
42:49
January 23, 2019