Be the ONE
Champions of Children is a compassionate community of professionals and child advocates who are committed to empowering children to be their true selves.
It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes one positive person to really see the child’s true self to make a difference.
A consistent source of comfort and understanding. A strong communicator who will speak up and ask the right questions at the right time. Somebody who doesn’t just listen to the story but believes it. Somebody who doesn’t just monitor behaviour, but sees what lies beneath. Somebody who doesn’t compare, but values the child for who they are.
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When children feel lost and alone in the darkness…ONE person lighting the way is all it takes.
Are you the ONE?
If you work with children, you know this to be true and it’s likely you are that one person. You’re passionate about learning and sharing. You want to make it fun and meet them in their world.
You don’t believe in bad or naughty children. Only misunderstood children responding to their environment, trying to communicate their inner world. You believe there isn’t something in the water causing the current labelling trend, but recognise that more often than not – it’s attachment and trauma that are the root cause of children’s behavioural and developmental struggles.
You understand. You really care. You want to make a difference. With your big heart, you have lots to give, but often feel tired, frustrated or wonder if there is MORE you could be doing to empower children
…..well now you can!
We have a shared goal for change that leads with emotional wellbeing.
You are on the front line and I have the experience, creative resources and passion to make it easier.
Now is the time for us to start doing things differently. It’s a huge job – breaking down old systems and swimming against the tide, but we cannot wait any longer. Something has got to give and it’s NOT going to be the children.
Step by step, with a little team effort, a LOT of love, passion and determination, we can make it happen!
Your contribution to the next generation is invaluable, but this work is emotionally demanding. Often you’re learning on the job – let’s face it, the training and qualifications are only the beginning.
Children are our greatest teachers and a lot of fun, but it’s essential that you take care of yourself and make sure you have the support of a strong community of like-minded, passionate folk who share your values, vision and who you can learn from.
Champions are your people and know exactly what challenges you face. They walk beside you and cheer you on – especially on those really tough days.
Truly Madly Smiley is part of your Champions’ Toolkit. It’s a valuable resource packed full of practical guidance, wisdom and inspiration so you can effortlessly weave social-emotional intelligence into your working environment. For continuity and on-going support, children can listen at home too.
Truly Madly Smiley reaches the parts that other resources cannot reach – it’s streamed straight into their earbuds as a safe, friendly, calm voice that validates and understands a child’s inner world. Without judgement or expectation, it gives children permission to be messy humans and to be themselves.
Coming Soon …
Mentoring for Champions
I’m creating training, workshops, lesson plans and more creative coaching resources to make your life easier. Register your email to show your interest and I will keep you informed as this project unfolds.
Start making a difference now!
I invite you to join me in my Champions Facebook Community. Let’s come together and start speaking out about what these children really need.
You can also sign up for professional membership or refer children, who cross your path, knowing that it will change their life and give them what they need to grow up happy!
meet your fellow champions
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Watch A Demo
Listen to Champion, Jemma talking about how she uses the podcast in her work with children.
During lockdown, I started talking to Jemma who had been using my book and the podcast in her work as a Family Support Worker. You’ll hear us discussing the current challenges children face, and how as Champions we can support them.
Listen to Lisa and Mia chat to Smiley about how they went from shouty, worried and uncertain to Smiley in 6 months.
Lisa has this unique way with kids – – she gets on their level and has this ability to get them talking. She makes sharing easy by putting into words all the thoughts and feelings they sometimes struggle to articulate. It’s incredible how much insight you get about them and of course, yourself. I watch my daughter open up and follow Lisa’s lead. Lisa freely talks about the stuff that we don’t – as a society – talk about enough … and should do. You know, all the things that make us feel ashamed, vulnerable, different or unsure. Lisa encourages you to be kind to yourself and not to judge or worry about what others think. She is like a cheerleader whispering in your ear. She is totally on your side and you can feel that she wants the best for you.