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.

Building Your Child's Self Esteem - Part Three
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

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

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

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

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The Effects Of Diet On Mental Health

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

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Helping Your Child Cope and Prepare When Someone They Love is Dying

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

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My Recommended Resources to Help Bereaved Children and Young People

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

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

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

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The Impact of Bereavement on Young Children

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

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How Bereavement Affects Children
The loss of a parent, sibling, other close family member, special friend or even a teacher they...
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Helping Your Child Cope With Worries About Death and Dying
The subject of death and dying is one that many children worry about, in fact it even has a name...
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