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...]

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

always be yourselfie

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...]