People and their problems are complex but the solution is simple.
Developing your child’s emotional learning and ‘making friends’ with Truly Madly Smiley, to build on knowledge and skills is the key to resolving any struggle. Whether it’s the pressure of school, sibling rivalry, an inability to sleep or settle at night time, overcoming fears, worries, intense emotions, dealing with change, friendship dramas etc. These are just some of the topics I tackle as children have brought these to me over and over again.
We make friends by listening little and often. Checking in with ourselves and carving out time as an act of self care.
This is because all behaviour is driven by emotions and all emotions are driven by thoughts. So whatever your child is struggling with they need help with their emotions and their view of the world (beliefs, thoughts and perceptions). Lasting change doesn’t happen over night – even adults are listening to Truly Madly Smiley and learning more. Many of us were not taught this growing up. So now is the time – life gets much easier when you understand this missing piece to your happiness puzzle.