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 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 One - Moving House Nov 05, 2021
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 Sep 09, 2021
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 Aug 01, 2021
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 Jun 03, 2021

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 Jun 02, 2021

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

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Protecting Children from the Negative effects of Separation and Divorce - Part 1 Jun 01, 2021

When parents separate and/or divorce, it can be a deeply distressing experience for their...

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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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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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My Top Tips For A Good Night’s Sleep May 17, 2021

Did you know that a lack of sleep can lead to depression and anxiety amongst other things?

Being...

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Creating a Nurturing Home Environment for Your Child May 10, 2021

Have you noticed that your surroundings can really affect the way you feel?

Our homes can be a...

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