How was your day sweetie?
You tense up waiting for the answer, but you can see the look on their face. Big sighs. It didn't go too well. We all have bad days, don't we? Sometimes we're not in control of what is happening in our lives, but we are in control of how we respond to it!
Do you find it hard after a stressful week at school seeing your child so upset about what went wrong or what they found difficult?
You can hear how distressed they are and how hard they are on themselves. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do or say that makes it better. Maybe you feel guilty or wish you could have been there for them. You worry if they’re not coping very well now, what will it be like as they get older and the workload and pressure increases.
It’s not a character flaw in your child if their bounce-backability has got up and gone.
This stuff is not always taught at school, but it is essential if you’re going to set your child up to handle the ups and downs of life.
So I’ve created a little Smiley something to help with this! Let's send them out into the world with the skills to handle anything that comes their way.
Imagine what it would be like if you didn't dread those days anymore?
✔ Imagine if your child knew how to bounce back from a wonky day and didn’t let all those bad feelings into their heart.
✔ Imagine if your child had a mindset to handle nos, disappointments and unexpected change instead of letting it overwhelm them.
✔ Imagine how happy and confident you would feel knowing that they can make it better for themselves when you’re not there.
How would it feel for you & your child?
I think it would feel very reassuring and a lot less stressful, right? PLUS: you would know that your child was equipped for the future because life is full of surprises! Let me introduce you to ‘Help I’ve had a bad day!’
Think outside the box!
In this awesome little pack, Smiley will fire up your child's imagination and tap into their inner world as they draw their way to problem-solving. It will lift their mood, relax them and use a different part of their brain to wash away the bad day.
What do we get?
✅ A fun step-by-step creative problem-solving class with Smiley. When you draw it out in this way, your problem feels much lighter and manageable. Don't worry - you don't have to be Picasso. This class is fun and will create the time and space to really think about what stops your child from trusting and believing in themselves when life has gone a bit wonky.
In this 45 minute online coaching class, Smiley will:
* highlight unique insights, specific as to how you and your child see yourselves in the face of adversity.
* help you and your child feel motivated and inspired instead of deflated and wanting to give up.
* give you a clear understanding of what is overwhelming you and what approach you need to move beyond that.
* show you your inner strengths so you can bounce back quickly and return to balance (we often forget about these when we’re stressed or upset!).
* inspire you with the confidence to move past your bad day and a contingency plan for when it happens again.
✅ Prompts and resources to help you interpret your child's creative work – this will highlight how they approach tricky situations and what holds them back. This will help you understand them more too and may spark some interesting discussions.
✅ Guided relaxation to wash away and let go of the bad day (you don't want to drag that into tomorrow do you?). You can come and listen to this whenever you need to.
✅ Guided relaxation to soothe you if you've done something wrong, made a mistake and feel bad. You can come and listen to this whenever you need to.
✅ Printable checklist of quick and easy daily rituals to grow your resilience over time.
✅ Fully comprehensive set of guidelines for parents to get the most out of this pack and guide your child through their bad day.
What age is it for?
Minimum age 6-7. No maximum age. I am not age specific in my work because I find what is more important is hearing the right things, having the right understanding and knowing that somebody gets it! I like to approach problems with a child-like, fun and playful energy because that is what helps us to unstick ourselves.
Who is it for?
✅ If you or your child ...
* have had a bad day or a bad few days and feel like giving up.
* feel stuck with a problem – stuck on homework, stuck with a tricky friend, stuck in a mood, stuck with worries, stuck with an angry family member or squabbling siblings.
* feel scared of making mistakes or getting things wrong – perfectionist tendencies.
* worry a lot and have a busy brain that thinks deeply and doesn’t have an off switch.
* are easily knocked off balance when things don’t go according to plan.
* have a tendency to focus on the negative or the worst case scenario.
✅ If your child finds it hard to talk about how they feel or closes up when life goes wonky. It’s a great way to get them talking. It will improve your connection with them too.
Who is it not for?
❎ If you want 121 coaching support for your child.
❎ Emotionally resilient folk who seem to take life in their stride (mmmm...I bet they don’t experience life in such a rich and wonderful way).
❎ Parents who are protecting their children from challenges by wrapping them up in cotton wool and rescuing them from all their problems.
❎ Close minded people who are too afraid to go within, self reflect and make positive changes.
Download this pack today and have fun understanding and making sense of your bad day instead of letting it have power over you!