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.

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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Children and Change: Moving House
 
Welcome to this week's blog and video. 
Life involves many changes doesn't it? Some...
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Worried how your child will cope with Christmas?

While Christmas is a magical time of year for most children, it can of course be a very difficult...

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3 Ways Your Child Could Be Fuelling Their Anxiety (without meaning to)

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

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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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👻 How to Make Halloween Fun for Anxious Children 🕷️🕸️
I'm sure I don't need to remind you that it's almost Halloween! 
 
While for most...
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Perfectionism, procrastination & anxiety - is there a link?

 

As a child therapist, one of the recurring themes I encounter in my work is the intricate...

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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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5 Things Your Anxious Child Wishes They Could Tell You

Have you ever wondered what your anxious child is thinking and feeling?

In this week's video I'm...

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Does Your Child Have Separation Anxiety?

Another common question I get from parents is how can they help their child with separation...

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