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 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...

Continue Reading...
The Effects Of Diet On Mental Health May 06, 2022

According to a recent study carried out in the UK, the diets of British teenagers are 'unhealthy...

Continue Reading...
Helping Your Child Cope and Prepare When Someone They Love is Dying Apr 29, 2022

I was recently contacted by a Mum who has been watching our mini-series on bereavement, and asked...

Continue Reading...
My Recommended Resources to Help Bereaved Children and Young People Apr 15, 2022

In today’s video I share my recommended resources to help children and young people who...

Continue Reading...
How To Help A Child Or Young Person Who Is Grieving Apr 08, 2022
In this week's video - the 4th in this mini-series on bereavement - I offer some tips for ways to...
Continue Reading...
The Impact of Bereavement On Teenagers Apr 01, 2022

In this week's video - which is the third part of this mini-series on the subject of bereavement...

Continue Reading...
The Impact of Bereavement on Young Children Mar 25, 2022

In this week's video - which is the second part of this mini-series on the subject of bereavement...

Continue Reading...
How Bereavement Affects Children Mar 18, 2022
The loss of a parent, sibling, other close family member, special friend or even a teacher they...
Continue Reading...
Helping Your Child Cope With Worries About Death and Dying Feb 25, 2022
The subject of death and dying is one that many children worry about, in fact it even has a name...
Continue Reading...
What to do when your anxious child can't get to sleep on their own Feb 18, 2022

 

This week I have made a video all about children who find it hard to fall asleep on their...

Continue Reading...
Are You Worried That Your Partner's Anxiety May Be Affecting Your Child? Feb 04, 2022

If your partner suffers from anxiety, you may be concerned that it may be influencing your child...

Continue Reading...
Helping Your Child Cope With Separation Anxiety Jan 28, 2022

I recently received a message from a parent asking if I could address the topic...

Continue Reading...