Dr Kathryn Weston

Motivational speaker and writer on all aspects of parenting, family life and education.

Dr Kathy Weston has over 15 years experience as a social researcher both in Higher Education and policy think tanks. Originally a Law graduate, she completed a masters and doctorate in Criminology at the University of Cambridge before becoming a research fellow in education at a UK university. It was in this latter role that she developed an interest in parental engagement and its impact on children’s lives.

She is the founder of Keystone Aspire (www.keystone- aspire.com) and regularly delivers inspirational and motivating talks to parents in schools across the UK. She advocates an evidence-based approach to parenting; locating high quality research evidence, sharing it with parents and encouraging them to “try and apply” it at home. Dr Weston believes that parents are a child’s first teacher and the family home, the most important of learning environments.

She believes in a partnership approach between parents, young people and educational settings as this is how children are most able to thrive and reach their potential.

Since 2011, she has co-produced a live, weekly radio show “The Parents’ Show” on the Hertfordshire-based station, Radio Verulam (92.6FM in the UK) and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the world of education and parenting.
Want Your Child to Feel Good About Themselves? - Follow Five Golden

Want Your Child to Feel Good About Themselves? - Follow Five Golden Rules

Most parents intuitively know that children need to feel good about themselves to be happy and to progress in life - the same applies to adults - but practically speaking, how does this work? What do we need to be doing or saying to our children to ensure that they grow up to be happy adults, with a strong 'sense of self' and the ability to take on the world?
14/04/2016 17:05 BST
Five of the Best Parenting Tips I've Ever

Five of the Best Parenting Tips I've Ever Heard

When I deliver talks and workshops in schools, it surprises me how many parents and teachers ask me what my best parenting tip is. Over the years I have interviewed many leading figures from the world of education and psychology, but a few 'golden nuggets' have stayed with me.
29/02/2016 11:33 GMT