Protected: Who always gets the blame in your house?

Is it Daddy? Is it Mummy? Did the dog do stinky trump again? Oh no it's not my fault! In houses where punishment is used children start to fib or refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. It's scary for them to get things 'wrong' so they learn to avoid...

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

I'm sorry. Two small words. When said sincerely makes a massive difference. In a relationship which is loving, respectful and kind, I'm sorry is a regular feature. Do you remember that song by Elton John? I think the boy band Blue covered it as well. Sorry seems to be...

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5 Smiley Steps to Setting Boundaries

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> This week, I've been doing some personal work on boundaries with the lovely Terri Cole. One...

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Why Punishment Doesn’t Work (part 2)

If you didn't see the first part of this post, rewind a minute and go there first before you read the second post in this series of Why Punishment Doesn't Work. So let's look at what often triggers children when they are angry. What Key Triggers for children do you...

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Why Punishment Doesn’t Work (part 1)

I don’t believe in punishment. As a coach I understand the psychological effects that it can have on brain development. I’ll always blog about what is coming up in my coaching room and this one is no different. What do you think came up in this year's Summer Club as...

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Smiley’s Back to School Checklist

Are you getting ready? Or are you hitting the snooze button on this back to school malarky? I know it's tempting. I know you want to bask in the warmth (ok not so warm if you are in the UK) and comforting arms of summer for just a few more weeks. I do too, but I know...

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Do You Know How To Banish Back to School Blues for Good?

September.  Autumn Term. Goodbye Summer Fun. Old familiar routine that we've missed or new unknown chapter that makes us wobble?  Yikes! It hasn't happened yet and we don't know what it will look like. Change is unknown and scary if we don't have the confidence to...

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Starting The New School Term With Confidence

I recently held a live interactive Master Class to help with the transition of going Back to School. So let's delve in fly on the wall stylie and find out exactly what was said. This is a transcript of the first 20 minutes of the recording to protect the member's...

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