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 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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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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Helping Your Child Cope With Worries About Death and Dying Feb 25, 2022
The subject of death and dying is one that many children worry about, in fact it even has a name...
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What to do when your anxious child can't get to sleep on their own Feb 18, 2022

 

This week I have made a video all about children who find it hard to fall asleep on their...

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Are You Worried That Your Partner's Anxiety May Be Affecting Your Child? Feb 04, 2022

If your partner suffers from anxiety, you may be concerned that it may be influencing your child...

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Helping Your Child Cope With Separation Anxiety Jan 28, 2022

I recently received a message from a parent asking if I could address the topic...

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