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Parenting Paused presses PAUSE on those shame inducing parenting failures. It presses PLAY on your inner wisdom and the ability to be the parent you want to be. Join Leslie Potter, mother and founder of Purejoy Parenting, as she shares her personal experiences as well as works with other moms and dads in real time to show you the step-by-step process to turn your parenting around.
 
Are you tired of yelling at your kids? Do you sometimes feel like they don’t listen or respect you? Do you feel like the worst parent EVER? You’re not alone, there is hope! Join Lisa Smith -- Mom, Master Certified Parent Coach, Author and Speaker -- as she helps turn frustrated parents -- who regularly default to yelling, threatening and punishing -- into peaceful leaders within their households. As a former dominant parent, she has found the path to Peaceful Parenting and is dedicated to he ...
 
A podcast for the mindful modern mom who is raising a family in the now age. We talk all things, parenting, spirituality, self-care, and personal development. You'll hear real-life lessons, from real mom's in all stages of motherhood from new mom to teenage mom, expert insights and live life coaching with Bernadette
 
Inspiring moms to go from disconnection and chaos to connection and peace with themselves and families, so happy you are here! My name is Ashley and I am a Certified Conscious Parent Coach Practitioner, mama to two kiddos, , soul searcher, answer seeker, connecter and lover of growth. In this space I will authentically share my journey through motherhood shedding light on what I have learned and how to awaken, transform, liberate and free your family! My hope is that you walk away from this ...
 
Up to this point in history, children have been seen as less than and parented in a way that uses power over a child. Most of us were parented in this way but there is a shift in thinking about the way we raise our kids. Parents don’t feel good about using shame, blame, criticism, punishments, and even rewards, to get their kids to listen. Parents are wanting a different way because they know from their own childhoods this type of parenting hurts and leaves us with scars we take with us thro ...
 
Inspiring moms to encourage, connect and share how we are making our everyday moments more meaningful. Sharing life recipes for living more fully and intentionally. Reflections on EveryDay experiences in positive parenting. Interviews with EveryDayMoms who are finding fulfillment. Interviews with EveryDay Resources who are sharing tips for living more fully and intentionally. Welcome, we're happy you are here!
 
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Join us this week for a front-row seat into the mind, actions, and attitude of a strong-willed kid. My son, Malcolm, shares the best and worst thing about being a strong-willed kid and some tips, tools, ideas, and advice for parents to create connection rather than demand cooperation with their kids. Get full show notes and more information here: h…
 
The Parenting Junkie shares life-changing playroom design hacks that will turn any home into an independent play haven. Tour my playroom makeover of the 5 play zones that encourage independent play for kids and learn how to organize toys and play areas even if you have only a living room or tiny apartment to work with. Manipulate the environment an…
 
I’m now a mom of two teen boys and BOY have things changed in the way we communicate and interact with each other! It’s natural and normal that our kids start to pull away from us around the age of 11 (yes, that soon!) but it doesn’t mean they don’t need us! In fact, it’s essential that we maintain or create deep connection with our kids…but it’s n…
 
Have you heard the term emotional intelligence? When I was growing up I learned to prize the values of mental intelligence- especially as academic, and even physical intelligence or prowess, and yet was taught very little about emotional intelligence. Becoming a parent, however, revealed to me that emotional intelligence was something I was sorely …
 
Two words “teen years!” For some of you these words may bring up feelings of stress and anxiety because you have heard how difficult the teen years can be. Maybe you are in the thick of the “teen years” feeling disconnected as if you and your child are living on different planets. The words “teen years” may bring up sadness because you feel like yo…
 
Tune in this week to discover how to hit rewind on your parenting with one of my favorite tools: The Do-Over. I’m sharing why the way we tend to want to deal with disrespectful behavior is counterproductive, and what you can do instead to gain perspective and easily deescalate any situation. Get full show notes and more information here: https://th…
 
Don’t even talk to me If I haven’t had enough sleep! Now when my boys were babies, the thing I feared the most was those sleepless nights. I’m no good on just a few hours of sleep so I made it a priority to teach my babies to sleep, but like so many issues in parenting, it’s such an individual choice as to how you will go about teaching your baby s…
 
As a parent, are you ever confused by the advice of the 'experts'? I know I sure was! Even though I was so clear that focusing on my own internal experience was the path for me, I still had this secret hope that somehow my child’s behavior would change. Ha! On a deep intuitive level, I knew that going inside was for my well-being, and not to get my…
 
This is my true parenting story of how I discovered the parenting hack that saved me. I was postpartum, working full-time with a newborn, toddler, preschooler, and no help. I wondered, when does parenting get easier? Is there another way? I was in a dark place when a sudden crisis made me discover the solution to my parenting overwhelm and stress. …
 
Join me this week as I discuss why things don’t always go to plan, and how your child can show you a new way in the world. I’m showing you how to change your perspective of what parenting should look like, and why letting go of the fantasy of how this was supposed to go and allowing your kids to be who they are sets you up for patience and understa…
 
During my 15 years and counting as a mom, I’ve always worked. I ran a department in my marketing career and now I’m the CEO of my business. Like many mom entrepreneurs and career professionals, my career and business is my other baby. I have to make a conscious effort to take care of all the ‘babies’ I’m responsible for in order for there to be har…
 
Picture yourself tired, hungry, or worried, sharing your angst with a spouse or a friend and they start trying to fix or change you with their agenda. How do you behave? Do your words come out kindly. Perhaps you even say things you actually don't mean trying to get them to back-off. You've descended into what Dan Siegel calls the downstairs brain,…
 
If you would like your home to look more beautiful and sophisticated, even on an inexpensive budget while you have little kids at home, then this episode is for you. My background is in graphics, branding, and identity design. I love talking and thinking about all things design. Primarily from the functional perspective, but also from the aesthetic…
 
Join me this week as I share the reasons our kids don’t always listen and a proven four-step process you can use to get your kids to listen the first time – without yelling. I’m sharing how I’ve implemented this tool in my own life, and why this is a total gamechanger that leads to more connection with your kids. Get full show notes and more inform…
 
I don’t know about you but by the time my day is done, and I have to think about dinner…I JUST CAN’T EVEN some days. My husband and I walk in circles in the kitchen trying to figure out what we have, what we can make and what our kids will eat. My guest, Mia Moran, is an expert in the area of making things simple for parents so they can end the ove…
 
Clearly, when facing reality I recognize parenting is often challenging and messy, and yet there is still this little niggly fantasy that at some point I'll transcend the pain and glide through life feeling peaceful and loving. My attachment to pleasure over pain gets me and I find myself circling back around to controlling my daughter. Do you have…
 
Have you heard of the law of attraction? It’s something that I read about and hear about often. And in fact, it’s something that I intuitively really connect to and practice in my life. Today I'm going to talk with you about how I use the law of attraction to create a life that I love, and invite you to do the same! [05:30] #1 - Get clear on what y…
 
Tune in this week and discover why failure is a great opportunity for your children to grow and how to use mistakes to teach your children how to fix situations. We share some tips you can use to help your children take responsibility for their actions and solve their problems, and why, as parents, we need to teach our children that it is OK to fai…
 
There are so many families struggling with adolescents with substance abuse issues. Parents are often caught off guard, confused and don’t know where to turn. Today, more than 40 percent of seniors and one-third of tenth graders are vaping a substance like marijuana. Twenty percent of teens report abusing prescription drugs like Xanax, Ritalin and …
 
Conditioning through our upbringing and culture is a given. Unconsciously we take the deep divisions and dislikes we feel inside and about ourselves projecting them outwards, especially onto our children. Projecting my stuff onto my daughter, she becomes the location of the disliked parts in me. When I perceive something is "wrong" with her I belie…
 
Are you finding yourself in survival mode, feeling like you are running on empty and worried that you might be leading yourself to burnout? If you’re not sure where you fall on the burnout spectrum, go check out last week’s episode on the 10 signals that you might be in survival mode. Now that we know the signs, it’s time to get practical and do so…
 
One of the biggest risks we face as parents is burning out and falling into survival mode. In difficult seasons it becomes especially challenging to stay charged and energized. Many of us (myself included) run the risk of burning out when we don’t take care of ourselves and “refuel our tank.” You can only run on empty for so long. I have seen so ma…
 
Join us this week to learn why the need for acceptance is so prominent in children, and how to get curious about what your child needs to thrive. Susan and I discuss why you should celebrate who your child is, not who you want them to be, and share some advice for parents who want to accept their kids exactly as they are. Get full show notes and mo…
 
Did you know our kid’s generation is projected to live into their 100’s? Because of this, we want to make sure our kids live a long and livable life (because they are going to have so much of it!)!! Thank goodness there are educators like my guest Stephanie Krauss, to help us raise our kids so they have exactly what they need for tomorrow’s world. …
 
Do you ever find it hard to let go of control? I didn’t fully experience how controlling I am until becoming a parent. Have you noticed this as being true? Loving the feeling of being in control, naturally, I have a daughter who mirrors the same. Control battles ensued when either of us felt emotionally threatened. Getting into a dogmatic attitude …
 
Have you ever emotionally reacted to your child and afterwards thought where in the world did that come from? As Maya Angelou would say, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better.” Our mind is the most powerful tool we have and can be our best friend once we understand how it works and take action cleaning up a…
 
In this episode, I’m explaining why your kids aren’t listening and what you can do to better manage your reactions and emotions around it. I’m showing you how to change your perspective when you feel triggered by your child’s actions, and how you can better support your kids while they are building a skill or competency. Get full show notes and mor…
 
Since the beginning of my motherhood journey, I’ve worked full time so “Working Mom Life” is something I know all about! From my corporate career in marketing to owning and running a seven figure business. There have been more days than I can count that I have been flat out exhausted at the end of the day…and that’s not good for me or my family! If…
 
Do these words sound familiar? “I can’t let my kid….” As in "I can't let my kid stay on the computer for hours”, “do her homework while listening to podcasts”, “eat only pasta seven days a week”. Going to that place, which we all do, of looking at the reality of what is and then making a judgment about it happens in an instant. But those moments I …
 
Most of us know that feeling of preparing a lovely meal for our children, sitting down to eat it with them only to have our toddler promptly THROW IT ON THE FLOOR 😡 😭 🤦🏽‍♀️ It can be so aggravating. If you're not sure how to handle the situation and it's repeating in your home, you are so not alone. Let's talk about what we can do about it. [00:58]…
 
Do you struggle to get your kids out the door in the morning? Are you ever late for things because you’re arguing with your kids or having trouble getting them ready for the day? You’re not alone. Kristen from our Present Play community asked for advice about how to deal with this. In this episode I’ll discuss my thoughts and help you get back your…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing the reason your kids are behaving the way they are. I share the six core basic needs that every child has, and why getting curious, not furious, will help you handle meltdowns more effectively. Get ready to discover a complete gamechanger in your parenting! Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeace…
 
I say it all the time that in this digital era we live in, parents are the pioneers in navigating this foreign terrain. Some days it’s enough to make you head spin. What we know for sure, as parents, we can’t stick our heads in the sand and not pay attention to what our kids are exposed to. Every time your child logs onto social media they are at r…
 
When feeling discomfort in relation to your child - they are on the computer too long, you won't get to be on time, or they refuse to eat your well-balanced meal - lean into and underneath the discomfort. Instead of feeding the mental ideal of how things are supposed to go, take a moment to put yourself in your child's position. How would you behav…
 
Do you have a little toddler at home and you're tearing your hair out, trying to find ways to keep this person busy without always resorting to screens? If so, I've got you. I totally feel it. And I am here with five ways that toddlers generally love playing independently and that you can use today to keep your little person occupied and busy witho…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing a four-step process to help you repair and recover after you lose it with your child. I’m showing you why making mistakes isn’t a bad thing – we’re all human after all – and how to eliminate the parent guilt and handle things differently moving forwards. Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeaceful…
 
I know what it’s like to question your child’s behavior and suspect that it might be something more than just the “terrible twos”. I have a child with ADHD, ODD and OCD so I know what it’s like to suspect that my child’s behavior isn’t typical and to enter into the process of getting help for him and our family. Many parents are in this same exact …
 
Creating a gratitude practice is BIG in the conscious parenting world, yet in reflecting on my early training in when to express gratitude, it felt more like an obligation. Someone gave me a gift, or did something for me and whether I liked it or not I was expected to say "thank you". It became a learned habit rather than a wellspring of true feeli…
 
Can babies play independently? Is that even possible? Or is it something that only develops later (if at all)? The answer is...they can! And in this episode I’m going to talk about 10 ways they can play and how to encourage them to do so. [01:05] #1 - Don't entertain your baby [02:39] #2 - Le Pause [04:13] #3 - Don't overstimulate - keep it simple …
 
In this episode, I’m explaining what is really going on when your child is storming, and helping you understand where their big feelings are coming from. I share why getting curious, not furious, will help you connect with your kids more deeply and why getting comfortable with discomfort will make your child feel seen, heard, and valued. Get full s…
 
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