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 Goal Setting Can Boost Your Child's Self Esteem Jan 14, 2022

Have you ever set a goal for yourself - personal or professional - and experienced the wonderful...

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How Was 2021 For Your Child? Jan 07, 2022
Welcome to this week's blog, in which I share a powerful process to help your child reflect on...
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How To Help Your Child Cope With Big Feelings At Christmas Time Dec 22, 2021
 
While Christmas is a magical time of year for most children, it can be a very difficult...
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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Six - Going To A New School Dec 16, 2021
Starting school for the first time, or going to a new school at any point in the childhood or...
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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Five - Parents New Partner Dec 09, 2021
Knowing how and when to introduce your child to a new partner - either yours or your ex-partner's...
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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Four - Separation & Divorce Nov 26, 2021
The separation or divorce of their parents can bring lots of changes to a child's life, most of...
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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Three - When A loved One is Ill Nov 19, 2021
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 Nov 12, 2021
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 Nov 05, 2021
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? Oct 14, 2021
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? Oct 11, 2021
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? Oct 07, 2021
Welcome to part two of this mini-series all about childhood anxiety.
This one is all about the...
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