The Obedience Trap: 3 Very Good Reasons Why Your Child Is Not Doing What Told

Tired Housewife Cleanning House with Children

  It has been an emotional week in the world of Smiley.  In my personal life, I've been waving goodbye to our beautiful family home of 38 years. This much needed move has been such a long time coming but that doesn't make it any easier. It's … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Child Like What She Sees in the Mirror

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"High self esteem is our passport to happiness in adult life." ~ Smiley Coach Lisa Parkes How we see ourselves pretty much influences our whole lives: our relationships & how we treat other people our emotional well-being our mental … [Read more...]

Warning: 10 ways a mother’s love can damage a child


A mother's love is like no other. Isn't that what they say? Nobody will love you quite like your mother does. She is your first attachment; a sacred and special bond that is brimming with love.  Sadly, it isn't the case for everybody.  If your … [Read more...]

Feel Good Friday – 17th January 2014

'Feel Good Friday' ♥ ♥  Show some gratitude for what you love about your life.  After all what you focus your attention on grows.  Imagine having a life full of things you love ♥ ♥ It's all about the good stuff and what makes us happy.  Being in … [Read more...]