Every week, I jump on line and via the magic of Facebook Live answer your burning questions about all things children. I use the priceless and valuable insights from my coaching room and transform them into practical and helpful tools so you can give your child what they need to flourish in life.
This week we hear from a Confused Mum who is feeling like she is trying everything but it’s not working.


Dear Smiley

I’ve just come downstairs after another tricky bedtime. My youngest is refusing to go to sleep without me in the bedroom. I feel exhausted. I can’t keep on going like this. I need my energy for my work which makes me feel so guilty. I’ve found it really hard to write to you because somehow I feel like I should be able to give my children what they need.


More and more recently, my eldest son who is 11 has started digging his heels in about going to school.  Then this week he told me he didn’t want to go to Judo because it’s boring.  He is s smart boy but struggles over homework which often results in him getting very angry with me.


I consider us to be a normal family who are living life to the full. My husband and I work really hard and we are lucky to be give our 4 children more than we had growing up. They have such a fun life with beautiful holidays and lots of sports and after school clubs.


I am concerned by my youngest clinginess and frustrated with my eldest’s stubbornness. He has always been very sensitive but he meets me head on with his refusal to co-operate.  Is there anything I can do or say to get my children back on track?



A Confused Mum x

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

Useful Links Mentioned in this Episode

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