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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.
 
The Semi Crunchy Mama Podcast is a resource for parents of young kids to help you feel less alone and more informed. We all want to make the best decisions for our families—no matter where we fall on the crunchy spectrum (or are just crunchy-curious). Join Stacy Spensley, the Semi Crunchy Mama, for new topics each week or so to make life a little easier.
 
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 ...
 
Are you ready to tear up the parenting playbook and bring more sustainability, intentionality and positivity to your parenting? The Intentional Mum is a podcast for parents that want to learn more about gentle parenting, becoming more eco-friendly and embrace a more intentional way of living by hearing from amazing mums that are doing just those things. It doesn't matter where you are on your own journey, you'll be sure to find inspiration, reassurance and support in each episode.
 
When children's behavior is difficult, parents need support, good information, and practical tools to reduce stress, understand their child's emotions, and build cooperation and warm connection in the family. Join Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald as they share the Hand in Hand Parenting approach with useful examples and stories from real parents like you.
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
In this episode I catch up with the brilliant Tiffany Ross. Tiffany is an early years educator with over 17 years experience who helps parents to navigate the tricky toddler years with joyful child-led activities. Tiffany shares her own parenting journey from overwhelm, exhaustion, burnout and guilt from the pressure of trying to do everything to c…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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]…
 
In this episode I’m chatting to Cherrelle Slaney, a mum on a mission to prove that menstruating doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Cycle tracking goes beyond simply tracking ovulation and your period but it doesn't have to be complicated (and it definitely doesn’t need to include taking your temperature every day). In this episode of The Intent…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 chatting with Grace Phillips, the mum behind the amazing Cloth Nappy Geek website. It’s also a little bit different because it’s the second part of a much longer conversation that I had with Grace. You can listen to part 1 of our chat in which Grace interviews me about all things elimination communication and whether cloth nappi…
 
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…
 
Hearing the word innocence in adulthood, what comes up? I imagine a curiosity, experiencing everything for the first time, innocent from conclusions or the meaning of anything. Looking through my conditioned adult lens I imagine acting childish and relinquishing responsibility for being a good parent. Negating the innocent seeing that is still avai…
 
When you’re pregnant, it can be so hard to get enough sleep. Between the hormones and feeling so uncomfortable, it can be very hard to sleep. And if you have other children or issues in the mix, it can be even more challenging to get the rest we need. While there certainly are some things outside of our control, there are quite a few things that ar…
 
This week I’m chatting with the wonderful Hannah Gorman. Hannah is a mum, step-mum, blogger and advocate for all things eco living. As well as sharing her own journey to a more sustainable lifestyle Hannah's blog is filled with inspiration for embracing eco-friendly living as a family in a manageable way. In this episode Hannah shares how she has c…
 
Join me this week as I show you how to use this incredible tool to figure out what’s going on with your kids and build a meaningful relationship with them throughout their life. Discover how to help your kids feel seen, heard, and valued, and use it on your journey to becoming a peaceful parent. Get full show notes and more information here: https:…
 
In my experience, it takes some courage to change old strategies. It is counter instinctual to go back into those very intense feelings that as a child I had worked so hard to get away from. But also I recognize I must have stability in myself if I want to offer it to my child. That's why I created the Safe Seat process. If you don't know what that…
 
Do you ever hate this whole parenting thing? There’s absolutely no shame here...I think most parents feel this way at some point in their parenting journey. In this episode I’m going to cover 10 reasons you might hate parenting, and most importantly what you can do about it. [00:53] 1 - haven't come to terms with your own childhood [03:02] 2 - You'…
 
In this week’s episode I’m chatting to the awesome Lucy Lucraft about some really juicy topics around sustainability, motherhood and why we shouldn't be trying to be perfect – I just know you’re going to love this episode! We start by discussing why zero-waste is unattainable and that we don’t have to be perfect to make a difference when it comes t…
 
Join me as I show you why there’s no better time to commit to the practice of peaceful parenting and how to do so without guilt, shame, or judgment. I’m sharing my four-step process to help bring peaceful parenting into your family, and how to integrate it into the fabric of who you are. Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepea…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing a simple tool that can change the dynamic in your family overnight. I’m showing you how easy it is to commit to the practice of peaceful parenting and how to use this incredible tool to promote healing and transformation in your family. Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeacefulparent.com/2…
 
Join me this week to learn more about my peaceful approach to parenting and why you can create a deep connection and cooperation with your kids. I’m sharing my non-judgmental approach to helping others parent more consciously and showing you how to create a more respectful and calm environment for all the family. Get full show notes and more inform…
 
Next time you hear a judgy thought, especially about your child's behavior, see what happens if you stop fueling the storyline. Take the judgment inside and be with it. Offer it kindness. Inquire. My question to myself is, "do you need to feel right in this moment? What might happen if you open your curiosity to why she acted that way instead of go…
 
Let’s talk depression. First I want to say that I have gone through seasons where I needed professional help, and there’s absolutely no shame in that. If you feel you need some help, please don’t hesitate. It can make a world of difference. But even if you’re not feeling clinically depressed, it’s common to go through seasons of feeling “the blues”…
 
In this week's episode I catch up with the lovely Innes Vautier to chat all things slow and simple living with kids. Innes' website Aboderie provides endless inspiration for embracing a minimal, sustainable life and we discuss how Innes has found ways to embrace slow living while living in London. Innes is really open about the challenges that can …
 
My concept of time tends to be very linear. One step leads to the next, to the next. When I need to be somewhere I start marking out my steps so I can get to where I am going on time. However it was clear from a very young age, my daughter didn’t live in a linear time as I did. She had her own sense of time and space, based more in the present mome…
 
Do you feel overwhelmed by your life at home with young children? I’m a mother of 5, I run my own business, I homeschool part-time...I have a lot on my plate (and I’m sure you do too). It can be so easy to feel overwhelmed! But we’re not helpless. There are things within our control that can make a big difference and reduce the overwhelm in our liv…
 
In this episode I chat with my friend Nadine Pemberton about her lived experience of racism. Nadine was a practising solicitor for many years, advising the boards of a number of UK public bodies and is now a coach, mentor and freelance consultant. We discuss what terms like white supremacy, privilege and micro-aggression actually mean, with Nadine …
 
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. Each week Lisa will share the exact methods and step-by-step strategies she used to transform from an angry, controlling …
 
Am I willing to see when my child is defiant and resistant, that there's something in their interior landscape that's distressing, and it may have to do with me and how I'm choosing to be with them? When my daughter expresses intense resistance, I PAUSE and check inside asking: where am I parenting from? Nine times out of ten, I'm parenting from my…
 
In our culture it’s quite acceptable to wear yoga pants all day, have cheerios in your hair, have spit up on your shirt, and always look a little bit like a hot mess once you become a mom. And you know what? It’s OK if you do! Being a mom is exhausting and demanding. Compared to the childless life, it’s a lot harder to look and feel phenomenal as y…
 
Are you thinking of doing Veganuary or cutting back on your meat consumption? Then this episode is definitely for you. In this episode I speak to the lovely Hannah McIntyre about embracing plant-based living. We discuss why going plant-based is so important for the environment and how to make the transition gradually so that you're more likely to s…
 
Stories are a big part of our parenting journey. So many stories, ideas, beliefs, fantasies, nightmares, so much of our parenting journey is made up of stories. And most of the time, those stories are about the past. Or they're about the future. I don't know about you, but, oh, my gosh, when my child was young and had behaviors that were scary, I p…
 
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