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.

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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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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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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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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The Food Mood Connection - Part 2 - What foods can help improve your child’s mental health? May 25, 2021

Welcome to the second post of this 3-part mini series on the issue of the connection between your...

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The Food Mood Connection - Part 1 - Could your child’s diet be aggravating their mental health? May 23, 2021

There's a wealth of documented evidence now available to show the connect between diet and...

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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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How to Tell If Your Child is Stressed or Overwhelmed May 12, 2021

Sometimes our children seem to behave badly,  and it can feel like they are being really...

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