Every week, I jump online and via the magic of Facebook Live answer your burning questions about all things life and growing up in this mad, crazy busy world we have created. Recently we have been talking about what to do if you get angry every time you lose, but this week we are talking about feeling homesick. Do you find it hard to be away from your child? Or does your child not want to go to school or on school trips or even play dates?

If you want to catch up on all the previous episodes, you can find them over on my You Tube Channel.

Dear Smiley

I am about to go away on a week’s school residential trip and feeling wobbly about going to sleep without saying goodnight to my family.

My Mum tells me I will be OK and I will have lots of fun, but I don’t know if I will.

I have stayed away at my Nan and Grandpa’s before and it took me ages to go to sleep. I felt scared without my Mum there and I wanted to be in my own bed.

I’ve talked about it a lot with my Mum and she reminded me that I am sharing a room with my friend.

Sometimes I take ages to go to sleep and I don’t want to be the last one awake. I don’t like being away from my family because I worry that if something happens to them, I won’t be there.

Is there anything I can do to stop feeling scared so I can go and enjoy my school trip. We are going to the Isle of Wight. Have you ever been there before?

Thanks Smiley.

Love A Homesick + Worried Chick x

Watch the video below and find out what happened in this week’s episode of Dear Smiley!

Useful Links Mentioned in this Episode

Read both my latest blog posts to help with separation anxiety So Long! Farewell! Learning to Say Goodbye and How to Handle Clingyness without Losing your Cool

Work on your connection with your child. You may find my new eBook ‘Rediscover the Magic of Parenting in a Busy World’ helpful with this.

Bag yourself a box of beautiful and magical Smiley Thought Cards and use the helpful mantras in there to train your brain to know that it is safe (your brain believes what you tell it is true). This little box of magic is also another great example of a transitional object and you can pick out cards and take them with you.

Maybe check out one of my Creative Coaching WorkshopsGet Your Worries Out and The Secret Ingredients of Self Confidence could really help you. If you are older than 10, then you are too big for a workshop, but you can come and meet me and see if I can help.

 

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