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.

3 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self Esteem Jun 07, 2021

 

Do you worry that your child has low self-esteem?

In today's video I look the ways you can...

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Protecting Children from the Negative Effects of Separation & Divorce - Part 3 Jun 03, 2021

Welcome to the third and final part of this 3-part mini-series of posts about separation and...

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Protecting Children from the Negative Effects of Separation & Divorce - Part 2 Jun 02, 2021

Welcome back to part two of this 3-part mini-series of posts about separation and divorce, and...

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Protecting Children from the Negative effects of Separation and Divorce - Part 1 Jun 01, 2021

When parents separate and/or divorce, it can be a deeply distressing experience for their...

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The Food Mood Connection - Part 3 - Could Your Child Be Comfort Eating To Avoid Big Feelings? May 27, 2021

In this final part of the 3 part series on the connection between food and mood, I wanted to...

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The Food Mood Connection - Part 2 - What foods can help improve your child’s mental health? May 25, 2021

Welcome to the second post of this 3-part mini series on the issue of the connection between your...

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The Food Mood Connection - Part 1 - Could your child’s diet be aggravating their mental health? May 23, 2021

There's a wealth of documented evidence now available to show the connect between diet and...

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Children and Animals - A Match Made in Heaven! May 20, 2021

Contact with animals has been shown to significantly improve childrens' mental health - so much...

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Helping your Child Cope With the Emotional Effects of Covid-19 May 19, 2021

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 May 18, 2021

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 May 17, 2021

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? May 16, 2021

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

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