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.

Is Your Child Emotionally Intelligent? Nov 04, 2022

Do you ever find yourself wishing that your child could just do something with ease, that you...

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👻 Making Halloween Fun, Not Frightening Oct 28, 2022

For most children Halloween is a much loved, and eagerly awaited celebration, but for some it can...

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Help For Your Anxious Child Oct 07, 2022

If your child is suffering with anxiety, I have some resources to help you.

As you know, I create...

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Is It Right For Children To Go To Funerals? Sep 24, 2022

Following the funeral of HM The Queen on Monday, and the images of Prince George and Princess...

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Is Your Teen About to Go to Uni? How to Help Them (And You) Cope Emotionally Sep 16, 2022
Is your teenager about to go to University?  If so, congratulations! Its a major milestone...
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How To Help A Child With Back To School Anxiety Aug 26, 2022
In this week's blog I am revisiting a post from this time last year, as it is very relevant now ....
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Helping Your Teen Cope When Exam Results Are Disappointing Aug 19, 2022

Here in the UK, teenagers across the country have already received their A level results or are...

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What To Do When Siblings Are Squabbling Or Fighting Aug 12, 2022

Sometimes sibling relationships can erupt into nasty 'slanging matches' or full blown fights....

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How Parents Can Unintentionally Make Sibling Rivalry Worse Aug 11, 2022

Navigating their relationships with their siblings can bring up some very big feelings for...

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Help . . . my children won't stop fighting! Jul 29, 2022

Now that the summer holidays have started, I know many parents are struggling to cope with their...

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Is My Child Anxious or Just Behaving Badly? Jul 15, 2022
 
This is a question I get asked so often by parents! It can be hard to tell whether your...
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3 Ways Your Child Might Be Making Their Anxiety Worse Jul 01, 2022

Managing anxious feelings is really difficult for most children and young people, and sometimes...

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