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.

What To Do When Siblings Are Squabbling Or Fighting Aug 12, 2022

Sometimes sibling relationships can erupt into nasty 'slanging matches' or full blown fights....

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How Parents Can Unintentionally Make Sibling Rivalry Worse Aug 11, 2022

Navigating their relationships with their siblings can bring up some very big feelings for...

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Help . . . my children won't stop fighting! Jul 29, 2022

Now that the summer holidays have started, I know many parents are struggling to cope with their...

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Is My Child Anxious or Just Behaving Badly? Jul 15, 2022
 
This is a question I get asked so often by parents! It can be hard to tell whether your...
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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...

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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...

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How Bereavement Affects Children Mar 18, 2022
The loss of a parent, sibling, other close family member, special friend or even a teacher they...
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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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Childhood Anxiety - Part 1 - How To Spot The Signs Oct 04, 2021
Welcome to the first part of a mini-series of posts on the subject of childhood anxiety, which is...
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How Shame Affects Children and Young People Sep 09, 2021
If your child is experiencing anxiety, or angry meltdowns, or perfectionism or low mood, it could...
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