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.

Bullying - Part 3 - How To Help If Your Child is Being Bullied

I see a lot of children and young people in my private practice who have experienced bullying and...

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Bullying - Part 2 - How Bullying Affects Children and Young People

Welcome to part two of this 4-part series of posts on the subject of bullying.

Yesterday we...

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Bullying - Part 1 - How To Spot The Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

 

Bullying can have a devastating effect on a child - not just at the time, but potentially...

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Helping your child cope when a parent is unreliable about contact
If you have an ex who is unreliable about contact, and frequently cancels at the last minute or...
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3 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self Esteem

 

Do you worry that your child has low self-esteem?

In today's video I look the ways you can...

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Protecting Children from the Negative Effects of Separation & Divorce - Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of this 3-part mini-series of posts about separation and...

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Protecting Children from the Negative Effects of Separation & Divorce - Part 2

Welcome back to part two of this 3-part mini-series of posts about separation and divorce, and...

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Protecting Children from the Negative effects of Separation and Divorce - Part 1

When parents separate and/or divorce, it can be a deeply distressing experience for their...

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The Food Mood Connection - Part 3 - Could Your Child Be Comfort Eating To Avoid Big Feelings?

In this final part of the 3 part series on the connection between food and mood, I wanted to...

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The Food Mood Connection - Part 2 - What foods can help improve your child’s mental health?

Welcome to the second post of this 3-part mini series on the issue of the connection between your...

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The Food Mood Connection - Part 1 - Could your child’s diet be aggravating their mental health?

There's a wealth of documented evidence now available to show the connect between diet and...

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Children and Animals - A Match Made in Heaven!

Contact with animals has been shown to significantly improve childrens' mental health - so much...

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