Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a calm, happy Mummy!

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Dear Santa, Please can you help me? Sometimes I get mad or I don't do as I'm told. It's so hard when Mummy says:'NO'. I feel really horrible inside. I don't know why. Whatever it is makes Mummy mad too. I tend to shout and scream. Then Mummy does … [Read more...]

Do You Know How To Raise A Confident Child?


During the school holidays (except Christmas as there is too much going on), you'll find Smiley at beautiful Medicine Garden. I LOVE this place. It has such a peaceful vibe and has definitely been cultivated with families in mind. The play area, the … [Read more...]

Friend or Foe? Does Your Child Pick Friends Who Bully Them?

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I was recently asked for my opinion by Darling Magazine about the impact of bullying on children. You can read the article in full by clicking on the image to your right. Lots of children come to coaching because they have lost themselves at … [Read more...]

What Happens When You Love Your Child This Way for 30 Days


Did you join us for Smiley's 30-Day Challenge on Facebook in September? It was well received with lots of feedback from Mums who said it had opened their eyes to a different way of being with their children. 'I really enjoyed challenging myself and … [Read more...]