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.

Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Three - When A loved One is Ill
Welcome to Part 3 of this mini-series on helping children cope with change.  
This one is...
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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Two - A New Sibling
Welcome to the second blog in this mini-series on helping children cope with change; this one is...
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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part One - Moving House
Lots of you have asked me to address the issue of helping your children manage change, so I have...
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Childhood Anxiety - Part 4 - What Causes It?
One of the most common questions I get asked by desperate, worried parents is "Why is my child so...
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Childhood Anxiety - Part 3 - What is An Anxiety Disorder?
There are so many different ways anxiety can affect children, and the range of anxiety disorders...
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Childhood anxiety - Part 2 - What Happens in Your Child's Body When They Are Feeling Anxious?
Welcome to part two of this mini-series all about childhood anxiety.
This one is all about the...
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Childhood Anxiety - Part 1 - How To Spot The Signs
Welcome to the first part of a mini-series of posts on the subject of childhood anxiety, which is...
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Is Your Teen About to Go to Uni? How to Help Them (And You) Cope Emotionally
Is your teenager about to go to University?  If so, congratulations! Its a major milestone...
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How Shame Affects Children and Young People
If your child is experiencing anxiety, or angry meltdowns, or perfectionism or low mood, it could...
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How to Help A child With Back to School Anxiety
Its very common for children to struggle to get back to school after the school holidays . . ....
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Separation And Divorce: What To Do When Your Child Doesn't Want To Visit Their Other Parent
Is your child refusing to go on contact visits to see their other parent, or getting very...
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What Can a Football Manager Teach Us About Parenting?
I recently heard Gareth Southgate interviewed on The High Performance Podcast and was inspired to...
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