Hi I’m Lisa. I’m a Child Coach who is passionate about making growing up easier for highly sensitive, strong-willed children.
Life is stressful for Wildhearts, growing up in a noisy, busy world. They need a solid core and connection with their inner world to navigate its choppy waters. They often get stuck in their big feelings and struggle to express themselves.
Overwhelm can sometimes look like withdrawal, anger, avoidance or feeling poorly. It’s a huge relief, when somebody who has been there can put all those scary thoughts into worlds.
Truly Madly Smiley is your Fraunt (friendly aunt) exploring the world through your Wildheart eyes. I grew up as a strong-willed sensitive child and totally get it. I want to make learning easy, fun and not stressy at all.
Your kids need this – and they’ll love it. Can’t recommend Truly Madly Smiley or anything Lisa does highly enough. She understands the struggles that our kids are facing and she has an authentic, lighthearted and fun way of connecting to them as she delivers her message. This will help reassure your child and give them the tools they need to deal with their worries so they can feel good about themselves – skills for life.
“Smiley, Snuggle & Snack has become our lockdown homeschooling essential. It’s a pause in our day to connect, breathe and reset. My daughter is full of it and wants to update her Dad when he can’t join us. Whereas my son quietly absorbs it and I hear him repeating it back in our conversations. He even asked to listen to you at lunchtime today!
We started off by listening to the one about the dark and later that evening I found my son lying in the dark. He said ‘.. it’s what Smiley told me to do so I can feel better about the dark.’ A couple of days later, my daughter got upset and said something about being too sensitive and my son replied: ‘.. but that is your superpower!‘
We loved the one about the Coronavirus – it’s been tough and it was really interesting to hear where they were on your feelings scale. We’ve only just begun, but feeling much more positive. Thank you so much for your encouragement.”
“I thought he wasn’t listening, so I took your advice and printed off the journal. You were right, he likes to play or doodle while he listens. He’s such a deep thinker – it takes him a while to work out what you’re saying. You don’t rush them, and I’ve learnt from you not to step in and answer for him. He might listen to one episode a few times before he says something that blows my mind!! It’s totally on his wavelength and he loves that quiet time after a hectic school day. I can get my stuff done while he listens and I’m a happy Mummy too!”
My daughter and I love listening and learning from you. She persistently asks when the next episode will be released. We’ve implemented lots of your fabulous ideas and they’ve definitely made life easier. The morning routine, the homework drama, and the friendship worries are all under control. It’s a bit like a wise auntie giving you sound advice! Thank you!
Brilliant. I cannot put into words how much my daughter LOVES Truly Madly Smiley! I wish we’d started listening sooner, the change it’s had on her is incredible. We’ve reduced falling asleep time from 2 hours to 20 minutes. We’ve had so many heart to hearts in the car on the way to school. It’s such an easy listen – very relatable and friendly.
Before we started, I hadn’t really appreciated how much these skills you teach will help my kids with everything in life. It’s been such a profound realisation and I’m so grateful to have found you. They are so engaged and excited by it. They are telling all their friends to tune in. I wish this was more of a regular thing that was part of standard education.