Today, we’re meeting 10 sensitive worried children who are super stressed out with life and looking for peace, fun and friendship. Each one is facing a struggle or challenge that is giving them lots of worries and big scary feelings. They’ve kindly agreed to share their stories with you. I believe that when we share our stories it’s comforting to know that we’re not the only one. We’re not alone and there is nothing wrong with us. There is definitely nothing wrong with you! I wonder if you can see yourself in one or more of their stories. Have a listen and let me know.
You can do anything even when life gets tricky. Tricky times (hello Coronavirus), tricky things (starting something new or doing something for the first time) and I guess we could probably add tricky people into the mix. Life is full of trickiness, but when we believe in ourselves and we believe that we can handle anything life throws our way, it feels less scary and more peaceful. As the drama of the Corona Crazy unfolds, I want to help you feel as peaceful as possible.
What would your life feel like without all those worries? Wouldn’t it be lighter, freer and feel so much easier! Of course, it would! In today’s episode, I’m going to share with you some things that I think everybody needs to understand about their worries so that they don’t take over your life.
Br-ring-ring! ‘Hello, this is the boredom hotline, Smiley speaking how can I help you?’ If you’re sick and tired of being at home, or feel like you might be going a little cray cray, why not call the boredom hotline. Smiley wants to help you with that. So if you’re fighting with each other, or feel fed up and don’t know what to do with yourself, we can use that as a chance to dig a bit deeper and see what’s going on.
The Coronavirus has become a global pandemic and changed our daily life as we know it. The planet has slowed down, the schools are shut and people are being asked to stay at home. With all this time on our hands, can we turn this to our advantage or are we drowning in a sea of worry and feeling stuck with nothing to do. Let’s have a chat about that.
Life is a series of endings and new beginnings – a bit like chapters in a big book. With any ending comes loss and grief. Sometimes we have to grieve for situations and people who are still alive. Like when a family breaks up or when our friends move away. Death however is slightly different. It is part of life, but something which remains a mystery to us all. I’ve created this episode to help children understand death and make sense of it according to their little world. We will all have different beliefs about death and dying. Nobody is right or wrong because really we don’t know! Children have curious minds that are full of questions. When we don’t understand or we can’t make sense of something, it feeds our fear and anxiety.