Does Your Child Have Nature Deficit Disorder?


Once upon a time in a land not so far away, my sisters and I spent our days running through the sprinkler in the garden, turning cartwheels on the lawn or racing around our block on our bikes. After each circuit we would throw our bikes down on the … [Read more...]

Are You Asking Too Much of Your Child?

you are your child's mirror

At my weekly supervisory session, my therapist asked, 'Don't you think that's a big ask of your clients if you struggle to do it yourself?' She was referring to my affirmation work. I've recently finished spraying an old mirror I found lurking in my … [Read more...]

Are You Walking On Exam Eggshells Around Your Child?


Does your child suffer with exam stress? I recently blogged about my coaching experience with two 14 year-olds currently preparing for their exams.  It brought up lots of icky stuff for them like fear of failure, thinking they are not good … [Read more...]

Beat Exam Pressure With Smiley’s Stress-Free Plan

exam room

  "The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step"  This was my phrase of the week. A Chinese proverb sprung to mind whilst coaching two 14 year-olds in the run up to their exams.  As if they needed any additional stress in the … [Read more...]