Dr Kathy Weston's Get a Grip! Parenting Podcast

Dr Kathy Weston's Get a Grip! Parenting Podcast

Latest Episodes

Researcher of the Month: Dr Gill West and the Nuffield Early Language Intervention - Preschool (NELI Preschool)
June 13, 2024

In this must listen interview for any early years educators, Dr Gillian West chats to Dr Cassie Rhodes about a fantastic new oral language enrichment and intervention programme for children delivered the year before they enter formal education. NELI Presc

Episode 161 - Dr Kathy Weston Talks with Professor Geoff Thompson MBE: Sport For All, the Youth Charter and Olympic Legacies
May 31, 2024

This inspiring conversation between Dr Weston and five time karate world champion, Professor Geoff Thompson, takes us from Geoff's childhood and sporting career, to his work at major sporting games. He explains his desire for every community and organ

Researcher of the Month: Dr Julie Moote Discusses the Impact of Careers Education on Children's Later Outcomes
May 16, 2024

Our latest Researcher of the Month, Dr Julie Moote, chats to Dr Cassie Rhodes about her newly published paper, 'More is More: Exploring the Relationship Between Young Peoples Experiences of School-Based Career Education, Information, Advice and Guida

Episode 159 - Dr Weston Talks with Dr Meinou Simmons about Her Book, ‘A Guide to the Mental Health of Children and Young People’
April 16, 2024

In this episode, Dr Meinou Simmons provides some tips for both parents and educators and answers some parent questions on children's mental health, focusing on the importance of sleep, connection and support networks.

Researcher of the Month: Dr Sona Kumar Discusses How to Help Girls Feel a Sense of Belonging in STEM
April 10, 2024

Dr Kumar chats to Dr Cassie Rhodes about her recent recent research, which examined whether there are differences in the messages that preschool teachers send girls and boys about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Listen for lots of tips

Researcher of the Month: Dr Mariya Stoilova Explains the Efficacy of Parental Controls
March 13, 2024

Researcher of the Month, Dr Mariya Stoilova, joins Dr Cassie Rhodes to talk about the efficacy of parental control tools, why families use them and whether they achieve what they claim to. This interview is packed with practical tips and food for thought

Episode 156 - Dr Weston Talks with Charles Fadel: Education for the Age of AI
March 04, 2024

Charles Fadel, founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign, and global education thought leader, chats with Dr Weston about his new book: 'Education for the Age of AI: Why, What and How should students learn for the age of Artificial In

Researcher of the Month: Dr Francesca Solmi Discusses the Links Between High BMI, Body Dissatisfaction and Depression in Children and Young People
February 09, 2024

Researcher of the month, Dr Francesca Solmi, discusses her new paper, which looks at the links between high BMI, body dissatisfaction and depression in children. Whilst she talks through some concerning findings, the interview is ultimately one of hope, p

Episode 154 - Dr Weston Talks with Professor Michael Thomas and Dr Simon Green: How the Brain Works
February 02, 2024

In this interview, we hear from Professor Michael Thomas and Dr Simon Green, who have just published a fascinating book called 'How the Brain Works: What Psychology Students Need to Know'. Written in a playful style and illustrated throughout, i

Researcher of the Month: Professor Amelia Lake Discusses the Harms Associated with Energy Drinks
January 16, 2024

One of our researchers of the month, Professor Amelia Lake, talks to Dr Cassie Rhodes about her newly published study, co-authored with Dr Shelina Visram and other members of the FUSE team. It outlines numerous risks associated with children and young peo