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

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  "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...]

Do You Ever Worry That People Will Think You Are The World’s Worst Parent?

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Don't worry! You are not alone. Today, a Mum contacted me about an embarrassing school run meltdown with her youngest child Last week, a Mum contacted me and asked for reassurance that her daughter wouldn't be used as a testimonial on my … [Read more...]

4 Wicked Ways Which Make Family Life Harder


So what is wickedness or evil? And how does somebody who is evil get to be that way? Were they born like it or did life and all its twists and turns lead somebody to it? I started off my New Year with a trip to the theatre to see Wicked. For … [Read more...]