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.

Preserving Children's Wellbeing During Separation and Divorce: Part 2

Welcome back to the second instalment of our three-part series focusing on minimising distress...

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Preserving Children's Wellbeing During Separation and Divorce: Part 1

Divorce or separation can be an emotionally turbulent time for children and young people,...

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Protecting Your Child Online: Combatting Cyberbullying

Welcome to the concluding segment of our 4-part series focusing on bullying.

Throughout...

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What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied
 

In my private practice, I often encounter children and adolescents who have been...

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Is Your Child Being Bullied? How to Spot the Signs

Bullying can inflict lasting harm on a child, affecting not only their present but potentially...

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Diet and Mental Health - Part 3 - Is Your Child Using Food to Avoid Difficult Feelings?

In the concluding part of this three-part series on the intricate link between food and mood from...

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Children & Change - Introducing a New Partner

Introducing a new partner to your child, whether it's your own or your ex-partner's new...

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Children & Change: Separation and Divorce

The separation or divorce of parents can introduce significant changes into a child's life, many...

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Children and Change: When a Loved One Is Ill
Welcome to the third installment of our mini-series focusing on aiding children in navigating...
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Children and Change: A New Sibling

Welcome to the second installment in our mini-series on supporting children through change. This...

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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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Worried how your child will cope with Christmas?

While Christmas is a magical time of year for most children, it can of course be a very difficult...

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