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.

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: Is Their Life More Stressful Now?

 

Welcome to Part 7 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 Genetics

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

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Is Your Child Emotionally Intelligent?

Do you ever find yourself wishing that your child could just do something with ease, that you...

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

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

As if collectively trying to...

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The Food Mood Connection - Part 3 - Could Your Child Be Comfort Eating To Avoid Big Feelings?

In this final part of the 3 part series on the connection between food and mood, I wanted to...

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The Food Mood Connection - Part 2 - What foods can help improve your child’s mental health?

Welcome to the second post of this 3-part mini series on the issue of the connection between your...

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Helping your Child Cope With the Emotional Effects of Covid-19

Are you concerned about the effect that Covid-19 has had on your child's mental health?

Weeks of...

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How to Tell If Your Child is Stressed or Overwhelmed

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

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