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.

Helping Your Child Grieve for a Family Member They Never Knew May 13, 2022

Following our recent mini-series on children and bereavement, I have received an email from a...

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Helping Your Child Cope and Prepare When Someone They Love is Dying Apr 29, 2022

I was recently contacted by a Mum who has been watching our mini-series on bereavement, and asked...

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My Recommended Resources to Help Bereaved Children and Young People Apr 15, 2022

In today’s video I share my recommended resources to help children and young people who...

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How To Help A Child Or Young Person Who Is Grieving Apr 08, 2022
In this week's video - the 4th in this mini-series on bereavement - I offer some tips for ways to...
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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 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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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Five - Parents New Partner Dec 09, 2021
Knowing how and when to introduce your child to a new partner - either yours or your ex-partner's...
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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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The Food Mood Connection - Part 3 - Could Your Child Be Comfort Eating To Avoid Big Feelings? May 27, 2021

In this final part of the 3 part series on the connection between food and mood, I wanted to...

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Children and Animals - A Match Made in Heaven! May 20, 2021

Contact with animals has been shown to significantly improve childrens' mental health - so much...

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