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.

Are Your Concerns About Your Child's Mental Health Affecting Your Own Wellbeing?

With so many parents worrying about their children's mental health at the moment, I wanted to...

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When Your Child is Resistant to Visiting the Other Parent: A Guide for Divorced Parents

Is your child refusing to visit their other parent or becoming very distressed when they have to...

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Preserving Children's Wellbeing During Separation and Divorce: Part 3

Welcome to the concluding post in our three-part series dedicated to minimising the distress...

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Preserving Children's Wellbeing During Separation and Divorce: Part 2

Welcome back to the second instalment of our three-part series focusing on minimising distress...

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Preserving Children's Wellbeing During Separation and Divorce: Part 1

Divorce or separation can be an emotionally turbulent time for children and young people,...

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Protecting Your Child Online: Combatting Cyberbullying

Welcome to the concluding segment of our 4-part series focusing on bullying.

Throughout...

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What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied
 

In my private practice, I often encounter children and adolescents who have been...

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Understanding the Impact of Bullying on Children (and why it's important to take action)

Welcome back to the second instalment of our four-part series on bullying. Last week, we delved...

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Is Your Child Being Bullied? How to Spot the Signs

Bullying can inflict lasting harm on a child, affecting not only their present but potentially...

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Diet and Mental Health - Part 3 - Is Your Child Using Food to Avoid Difficult Feelings?

In the concluding part of this three-part series on the intricate link between food and mood from...

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Diet and Mental Health - Part 2 - What should children eat for optimal mental health?

Welcome to the second part of a re-run of a 3-part mini series I made a couple of years ago on...

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Diet and Mental Health - Part 1 - How Your Child's Diet Affects Their Mental Health

With so much in the news recently about the negative impact ultra processed foods (UPF's) cause...

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