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.

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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Under Pressure: The Link Between High Expectations and Kids Mental Health

Welcome to Part 11 of my mini-series exploring possible causes for the sharp increase in the...

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Rising Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young People: The Role of Genetics

Welcome to Part 6 of my mini-series exploring possible causes for the sharp increase of children...

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Rising Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young People: Your Parenting Style

Another week has flown by and we have aleady reached part 5 of my mini-series exploring...

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Rising Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young People: The Impact of Change


In this week's video - part 3 of my mini-series exploring possible causes for the sharp increase...

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Rising Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young People: The Role of Trauma

Following on from my video last week when I was talking about the very concerning increase in the...

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The Worrying Rise Of Mental Health Problems In Children & Young People
Recently released figures in the UK show the number of children requiring treatment for serious...
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Helping Your Child Cope With Big Feelings at Christmas Time

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

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