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 Emotionally Intelligent? Nov 04, 2022

Do you ever find yourself wishing that your child could just do something with ease, that you...

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👻 Making Halloween Fun, Not Frightening Oct 28, 2022

For most children Halloween is a much loved, and eagerly awaited celebration, but for some it can...

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Help For Your Anxious Child Oct 07, 2022

If your child is suffering with anxiety, I have some resources to help you.

As you know, I create...

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How To Protect Your Child (and yourself) During These Worrying Times Sep 30, 2022

How To Protect Your Child (and yourself) During These Worrying Times

As if collectively trying to...

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Is Your Teen About to Go to Uni? How to Help Them (And You) Cope Emotionally Sep 16, 2022
Is your teenager about to go to University?  If so, congratulations! Its a major milestone...
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How To Help A Child With Back To School Anxiety Aug 26, 2022
In this week's blog I am revisiting a post from this time last year, as it is very relevant now ....
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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 Link Between Procrastination, Perfectionism and Anxiety in Children Jul 08, 2022
Is your child a perfectionist, a procrastinator or maybe both?
In this week's video I am...
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3 Ways Your Child Might Be Making Their Anxiety Worse Jul 01, 2022

Managing anxious feelings is really difficult for most children and young people, and sometimes...

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Is Your Anxious Child a Fighter, a Flyer or A Freezer? Jun 24, 2022

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

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5 Things Your Anxious Child Wants You To Know Jun 17, 2022

Have you ever wondered what might be going on in the mind of your anxious child?

In this week's...

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The Effects Of Diet On Mental Health May 06, 2022

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

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