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.

How Bereavement Affects Children
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
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?

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?

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?

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!

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

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

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