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.

Is Your Child Being Bullied? How to Spot the Signs

Bullying can inflict lasting harm on a child, affecting not only their present but potentially...

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Diet and Mental Health - Part 3 - Is Your Child Using Food to Avoid Difficult Feelings?

In the concluding part of this three-part series on the intricate link between food and mood from...

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Diet and Mental Health - Part 2 - What should children eat for optimal mental health?

Welcome to the second part of a re-run of a 3-part mini series I made a couple of years ago on...

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Diet and Mental Health - Part 1 - How Your Child's Diet Affects Their Mental Health

With so much in the news recently about the negative impact ultra processed foods (UPF's) cause...

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Children & Change - Introducing a New Partner

Introducing a new partner to your child, whether it's your own or your ex-partner's new...

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Children & Change: Separation and Divorce

The separation or divorce of parents can introduce significant changes into a child's life, many...

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Children and Change: When a Loved One Is Ill
Welcome to the third installment of our mini-series focusing on aiding children in navigating...
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Children and Change: A New Sibling

Welcome to the second installment in our mini-series on supporting children through change. This...

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Is my child anxious or just being naughty?

 

This is a question I get asked so often by parents! It can be hard to tell whether your...
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Understanding the fight, flight, freeze response

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

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What are the Common Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety in Children?

Welcome to the first week of my new mini series in which I will be answering the Top 10 most...

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Rising Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young People: Is Digital Media To Blame?

Welcome to Part 9 of my mini-series exploring possible causes for the sharp increase of children...

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