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 Your Child Cope and Prepare When Someone They Love is Dying Apr 29, 2022

I was recently contacted by a Mum who has been watching our mini-series on bereavement, and asked...

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My Recommended Resources to Help Bereaved Children and Young People Apr 15, 2022

In today’s video I share my recommended resources to help children and young people who...

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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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The Impact of Bereavement on Young Children Mar 25, 2022

In this week's video - which is the second part of this mini-series on the subject of bereavement...

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Helping Your Child Cope With Worries About Death and Dying Feb 25, 2022
The subject of death and dying is one that many children worry about, in fact it even has a name...
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What to do when your anxious child can't get to sleep on their own Feb 18, 2022

 

This week I have made a video all about children who find it hard to fall asleep on their...

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Are You Worried That Your Partner's Anxiety May Be Affecting Your Child? Feb 04, 2022

If your partner suffers from anxiety, you may be concerned that it may be influencing your child...

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Helping Your Child Cope With Separation Anxiety Jan 28, 2022

I recently received a message from a parent asking if I could address the topic...

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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Six - Going To A New School Dec 16, 2021
Starting school for the first time, or going to a new school at any point in the childhood or...
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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 Four - Separation & Divorce Nov 26, 2021
The separation or divorce of their parents can bring lots of changes to a child's life, most of...
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Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Three - When A loved One is Ill Nov 19, 2021
Welcome to Part 3 of this mini-series on helping children cope with change.  
This one is...
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