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

  "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...]

It’s Halloween – what ghosts and skeletons are hiding in your cupboard?

Are you ready for Halloween? I'm ready with my bag of sugary goodies for when the Trick or Treaters knock on my door.  Although, I'm not quite sure how many treats will be left for them at this rate!  I'm quickly munching my way through my Cadbury's … [Read more...]

10 easy steps to feeling brave when you are well out of your comfort zone

When I watch those crazy people on I'm a Celebrity eating kangeroo dingly danglies and lying in a wet rat-filled coffin, I shudder.  I know the jungle is not for me -thank heaven I'm not in the Sinitta school of scaredy cats. What happens when … [Read more...]