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.

How Parents Can Unintentionally Make Sibling Rivalry Worse Aug 11, 2022

Navigating their relationships with their siblings can bring up some very big feelings for...

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Help . . . my children won't stop fighting! Jul 29, 2022

Now that the summer holidays have started, I know many parents are struggling to cope with their...

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Is My Child Anxious or Just Behaving Badly? Jul 15, 2022
 
This is a question I get asked so often by parents! It can be hard to tell whether your...
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The Link Between Procrastination, Perfectionism and Anxiety in Children Jul 08, 2022
Is your child a perfectionist, a procrastinator or maybe both?
In this week's video I am...
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3 Ways Your Child Might Be Making Their Anxiety Worse Jul 01, 2022

Managing anxious feelings is really difficult for most children and young people, and sometimes...

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Is Your Anxious Child a Fighter, a Flyer or A Freezer? Jun 24, 2022

In today's video I am going to be exploring the fight, flight or freeze response that is...

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5 Things Your Anxious Child Wants You To Know Jun 17, 2022

Have you ever wondered what might be going on in the mind of your anxious child?

In this week's...

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Building Your Child's Self Esteem - Part Four Jun 10, 2022
Welcome to the 4th and final part of this mini-series on helping boost your child's self esteem.
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Building Your Child's Self Esteem - Part Three Jun 03, 2022
I know how tempting it can be to jump in and offer solutions when our child is struggling with...
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Building Your Child's Self Esteem - Part Two May 27, 2022

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

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Building Your Child's Self Esteem - Part One May 20, 2022

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

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Helping Your Child Grieve for a Family Member They Never Knew May 13, 2022

Following our recent mini-series on children and bereavement, I have received an email from a...

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