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 Grieve for a Family Member They Never Knew May 13, 2022

Following our recent mini-series on children and bereavement, I have received an email from a...

Continue Reading...
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...

Continue Reading...
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...

Continue Reading...
How Bereavement Affects Children Mar 18, 2022
The loss of a parent, sibling, other close family member, special friend or even a teacher they...
Continue Reading...
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...
Continue Reading...
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...
Continue Reading...
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...
Continue Reading...
Helping Children Cope With Change: Part Two - A New Sibling Nov 12, 2021
Welcome to the second blog in this mini-series on helping children cope with change; this one is...
Continue Reading...
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...
Continue Reading...
Childhood Anxiety - Part 1 - How To Spot The Signs Oct 04, 2021
Welcome to the first part of a mini-series of posts on the subject of childhood anxiety, which is...
Continue Reading...
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...
Continue Reading...
Bullying - Part 4 - Cyberbullying: how to help your child Jun 23, 2021

Welcome to the final post in this 4-part series all about bullying.

We've looked at how to spot...

Continue Reading...
1 2