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 To Protect Your Child (and yourself) During These Worrying Times Sep 30, 2022

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

As if collectively trying to...

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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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Is Your Anxious Child a Fighter, a Flyer or A Freezer? Jun 24, 2022

In today's video I am going to be exploring the fight, flight or freeze response that is...

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How To Help Your Child Cope With Big Feelings At Christmas Time Dec 22, 2021
 
While Christmas is a magical time of year for most children, it can be a very difficult...
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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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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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How to Calm a Child Who is Having a Meltdown May 18, 2021

Have you every tried to reason with an angry or anxious child, and then found yourself getting...

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How to Tell If Your Child is Stressed or Overwhelmed May 12, 2021

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

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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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