"It doesn’t matter how rich or poor you are, it is what you DO with your child that matters."

Professor Charles Desforges

Schools aren’t the biggest influence on a child’s outcomes, parents are.

  • Practical, powerful, parenting tips to try and apply at home; sourced
    from the highest quality research evidence from around the world.


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    Evidence-based tips for busy parents to try and apply - created to help children thrive at home and in school.
    Parenting tips derived from the highest quality research
    Practical, powerful, parenting tips to try and apply at home; sourced from the highest quality research evidence from around the world.
  • Parent | Researcher | Life-changer

  • About me

    Hello, I’m Kathy Weston: academic, motivational speaker,
    wife, and mother to two boys.
    Combining my passion for parenting with my extensive
    academic expertise, I am committed to giving parents the
    practical tools they need to help their children flourish.


    My credentials

    My doctorate in criminology from the University of
    Cambridge gives me a unique insight into psychology and
    sociology, all of which underpin my work in parenting and
    behavioural change. Nine years as a research fellow in
    education has also developed my interest in parental engagement.


  • Published author | Motivational speaker

  • Researching evidence | Sharing practical tips

  • My philosophy

    It’s simple. I believe in optimal parenting; being the best
    parent you can be, knowing all the available evidence.
    I also believe this is only possible through a new understanding and engagement with the world in which our children are growing up; a world that is ever-changing.



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    The immediate feedback from our parents was extremely positive, they had enjoyed exploring and thinking about their role as parents and dwelled upon the expert and thought provoking content of her presentation.

    Jane Tosetti
    Admissions and Marketing Manager, Newland House School, Richmond

    Angie Ahmed

    Kathy delivered a talk to local parents on ‘How to Raise a Socially Confident Child’ on behalf of the charity Home-Start Richmond. She quickly engaged the audience with her down-to-earth manner and personal anecdotes, encouraging questions and interaction along the way.

    Angie Ahmed
    Home Start Richmond

    Jane Tosetti 2

    Kathy has delivered talks and run workshops as well as run CPD for staff. All of Kathy’s sessions are meticulously planned and differentiated for the audience. She is very enthusiastic about the messages she puts across and they are well received by those involved.

    Jane Tosetti
    Headteacher, Longdean School, Hemel Hempstead

    Jane Tosetti

    Kathy has helped my school transform its approach to parental engagement and parents evenings. She has also worked closely with a small group of students in having resilience in their personal lives and make sensible decisions around their use of social media.

    Jane Tosetti
    Headteacher, Longdean School, Hemel Hempstead

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