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 your Child Cope With the Emotional Effects of Covid-19

Are you concerned about the effect that Covid-19 has had on your child's mental health?

Weeks of...

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How to Calm a Child Who is Having a Meltdown

Have you every tried to reason with an angry or anxious child, and then found yourself getting...

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My Top Tips For A Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know that a lack of sleep can lead to depression and anxiety amongst other things?

Being...

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Is Worrying About Your Child’s Mental Health Making YOU Unwell?

Do you feel it's selfish to care for yourself when a child you love is struggling with big...

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Helping Your Child Connect With Nature

Are you worried that your child isn't spending enough time in nature? Perhaps even to the extent...

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Breaking Bad News To A Child

Breaking bad news to a child is one of the hardest things we ever have to do as a parent.

Whether...

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How to Tell If Your Child is Stressed or Overwhelmed

Sometimes our children seem to behave badly,  and it can feel like they are being really...

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Creating a Nurturing Home Environment for Your Child

Have you noticed that your surroundings can really affect the way you feel?

Our homes can be a...

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The Top 3 Most Difficult Feelings for Children to Cope With

In my almost 30 years of working therapeutically with children, there are some feelings that I...

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Welcome

Hi and welcome to the first post on our blog 'Creating Kids Who Can'

This blog aims to help...

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