Creating Kids Who Can

Welcome to our blog where award-winning child therapist, Frances Weston, shares advice for parents. Its aim is to help parents help their children manage and express difficult feelings and cope with life's challenges well, so they can feel happy and confident and experience positive mental health.

Children & Change: Separation and Divorce

The separation or divorce of parents can introduce significant changes into a child's life, many...

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Children and Change: When a Loved One Is Ill
Welcome to the third installment of our mini-series focusing on aiding children in navigating...
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Children and Change: A New Sibling

Welcome to the second installment in our mini-series on supporting children through change. This...

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Children and Change: Moving House
 
Welcome to this week's blog and video. 
Life involves many changes doesn't it? Some...
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How Affirmations Can Help Your Child
Would you like to learn a simple strategy that you can teach your child to help them achieve...
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How Goal-Setting Helps Children

Have you ever set a goal for yourself - personal or professional - and experienced the wonderful...

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Reviewing 2023 With Your Child
Welcome to the first blog post of 2024! I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas...
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Worried how your child will cope with Christmas?

While Christmas is a magical time of year for most children, it can of course be a very difficult...

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Why Your Approval Matters So Much to Your Child

Welcome to the 4th and final part of this mini-series on helping boost your child's self esteem.

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Don't Be Too Quick To Give Your Child Advice!
 
I know how tempting it can be to jump in and offer solutions when our child is struggling...
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Do You Really Listen To Your Child?

Have you ever had the experience of trying to talk to someone and realising they aren't really...

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1. Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem

How your child feels about themself is super important for a whole host of reasons.  Good...

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