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 and Change: Moving House
 
Welcome to this week's blog and video. 
Life involves many changes doesn't it? Some...
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A Good Night's Sleep - My Top Tips

 

This week I am sharing a post from the blog archive on the subject of sleep, as I know...

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Helping Your Anxious Child: Your Qs Answered - Part 6

I'm so pleased to share the final instalment of my mini-series on the top ten questions that...

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Rising Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young People: The Role of Genetics

Welcome to Part 6 of my mini-series exploring possible causes for the sharp increase of children...

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Rising Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young People: Your Parenting Style

Another week has flown by and we have aleady reached part 5 of my mini-series exploring...

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How To Protect Your Child (and yourself) During These Worrying Times

How To Protect Your Child (and yourself) During These Worrying Times

As if collectively trying to...

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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Five - Parents New Partner
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 One - Moving House
Lots of you have asked me to address the issue of helping your children manage change, so I have...
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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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Separation And Divorce: What To Do When Your Child Doesn't Want To Visit Their Other Parent
Is your child refusing to go on contact visits to see their other parent, or getting very...
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Protecting Children from the Negative Effects of Separation & Divorce - Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of this 3-part mini-series of posts about separation and...

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Protecting Children from the Negative Effects of Separation & Divorce - Part 2

Welcome back to part two of this 3-part mini-series of posts about separation and divorce, and...

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