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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 ...
 
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.
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
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
 
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We're sharing three strategies to help you prepare for the return to the classroom and some tips and advice about how to best support your kids with the transition. Hear all about the incredible work Aimee does and how her work impacts the lives of so many children, and what you can do to ease the anxiety you may be facing as your child returns to …
 
On July 27th Instagram announced that they are creating an experience that’s safe and private for young people (age 13-16). This is good news for parents who worry about their children’s activity on the app. My guest on this episode is Instagram’s Head of Safety and Wellbeing, Vaishnavi. She explains how Instagram is taking a layered approach to ma…
 
I have a saying that goes, “It’s never about what you think it is about”. What I mean by this is it’s never about the computer use, or the food, or even the homework. I know, I know. It sure seems like it is about those things, yes? Tune into this episode to hear more about this saying and how it can support you to be more present with your child. …
 
This episode is #2 of a 20 episode series on raising confident children and the characteristics + habits confident children embody! By observing the child in front of you the parent/caregiver creates an envrionment for the childs confidence to grow by sending the message to the child that they are loved as is and there is nothing to fix. The parent…
 
We're discussing the endless benefits of kids being involved with sports and how to ensure they have the best experience throughout their lives. So many life lessons can be learned through sports and this episode will show you how you can use sports to teach your kids about failure, teamwork, resilience, and the importance of hard work. Get full sh…
 
I’m so happy to be speaking with Hollywood actress, from NCIS LA, Renee Felice Smith! In this episode we are talking about FUR BABIES! Renee has written the sweetest book about her late Frenchie, Hugo, called Hugo and The Impossible Thing. In the book she shares a heartwarming story of how to conquer big challenges in your life! This book will be a…
 
Underneath the wall of rage, we walked through last week, are early, early feelings of abandonment, rejection, powerless, and helplessness. These are the precious feeling jewels you stored away as a young child believing they were somehow dangerous since when expressing them through your behavior you were punished or shamed. In this week's episode,…
 
I’m sharing the magic with you and giving you my go-to repeatable process to help you stop reacting negatively to your kids’ behavior or storming. Nobody gets it right all the time, but these 3 steps I’m sharing will help you keep your cool while parenting and make your parenting experience a whole lot easier. Get full show notes and more informati…
 
Did you know that the U.S. ranks 14th globally in Financial literacy and rates only 57% of adults as having financial literacy? When we look at stats that show us that more than half of adults are financially anxious and four out of five youths fail financial literacy quizzes, we NEED HELP! Thankfully we have financial experts like, Cindy Couyoumji…
 
RAGE is a terrifying emotion to turn towards with kindness. RAGE, in my family, was explosive and volatile and often expressed in destructive ways. Having experienced the destructive behavior of a raging mom I organized my life to never feel this powerful emotion out of an imagined fear that I would behave like her. Tune into this week's episode to…
 
Hey sis! This episode is #1 of a 20 episode series on raising confident children and the characteristics + habits confident children embody! To create a safe environment for our child's cofidence to grow, the parent/caregiver must meet three needs. These three needs are: + To be seen + To know they are worthy + To know they matter Come hang out wit…
 
I share my biggest parenting epiphany and how I learned to heal my own childhood wounds to be more present with my son. Discover how your unresolved childhood wounds might be showing up in your parenting and how to ensure you are giving your kids what they need and not what you needed at their age. Get ready to change your parenting journey forever…
 
I was my parent’s worst nightmare...I was, and still am, a picky eater. I wish my parents knew my guest, Heidi Miller when I was growing up. When our kids don’t eat what we want them to, eat too little, eat too much, don’t want to sit at the table or get up constantly, we worry. We worry about their health and if they are getting enough nutrition a…
 
Do you ever get frustrated with your kids when they refuse to do chores? Most parents I meet have a belief that chores are important skill sets for kids to learn. And yet, they often push, pull, threaten, shame or force their children to do them. Sound familiar? Tune into this episode to learn a secret I've discovered to turn this around! www.purej…
 
Find out why modeling is such a powerful tool in parenting and my four steps to help you learn how to model for your kids. Discover why modeling with intention is so important on the path to peaceful parenting and how to use this tool to teach them to be whatever you want them to be. Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeacefu…
 
In all my years, I’ve struggled with what I’m now calling “finishing the moment”. Starting something new, I leave a trail of dust behind in my wake for I’m constantly onto the next shiny object in the distance. Rarely, do I finish the moment I’m actually experiencing. In my parenting, this shows up when my daughter is sharing a story about her expe…
 
I know that connecting with my kids is the most important thing I can do in our relationships. Nothing feels better than when I feel strongly connected with my boys. As my kids get older, and are now in their teens, they want to do less and less with my husband and I so I need to get creative! I am so excited to speak with my guest, Certified Healt…
 
This week, I share my first-hand experiences of developing a growth mindset and how being committed to this has helped my entire family feel more empowered. This concept is so important when it comes to praising your kids, so I’m showing you why you would want to speak growth mindset and how to use this concept to boost your child’s positive self-i…
 
Family IS forever but when there is a breakup of a marriage, and kids are in the mix, you have to be so careful about the messages you send to your children as you uncouple. My guest is Kimberly Ewertz, author of the book, Family Redefined: Childhood Reflections on the Impact of Divorce. In her book she interviewed adults whose parents divorced whe…
 
After years of therapy and spiritual practice, I was sure I had the skills to be the parent I longed to be. I pictured myself as a BIG open expansive heart energy surrounding my child supporting her to express her heart. My visions filled me with delight and supported traveling halfway around the world to adopt my daughter from China. One of my fri…
 
I’m sharing an experience of when my son had one of his biggest storms, and exactly what I did to get through it. It is possible to connect with your kids while they are storming, and I’m showing you how to use what I learned that day to do this and survive the storm. Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeacefulparent.com/24…
 
As our kids grow up, we age right along with them…unfortunately! Well, it’s not really unfortunate because with age comes wisdom, gratitude and some painful experiences (physically and emotionally). My guest, Kristin van Ogtrop, talks about what it’s like as we get older and the little indignities we face from our kids growing up and away from us, …
 
Over and over again, one of the main things I practice in my life, and especially in my parenting, is the counter instinctual move toward my uncomfortable feelings instead of away from them. Of course, as a child, none of us were able to tolerate the intensity in our little bodies when big feelings with big sensations arose. Tune into today's episo…
 
Have you ever lost your shiz with your kids? Maybe you behaved in a way you wish you hadn’t. That’s what I’m diving into today. Find out how to apologize when you’ve made a mistake and how my four-step apology will help you model the behavior you want your kids to learn. You and your kids deserve to feel deeply connected, and this episode will help…
 
It’s the 100th episode of Parenting our Future! Help me celebrate by entering my draw to win prizes valued at over $5000! Go to www.parentingourfuture.com When you enter, you will be sent a gift from me: “Quick Fixes for Frustrated Families” With my 100th episode coming up, I found myself reflecting on my motherhood journey and my journey as a pare…
 
When your child comes to you and asks you if they can do something, or when they look to you when they're about to do something, do you ever feel like you're giving them permission? This week inside this episode I want to share with you a different approach to what might actually be happening when you perceive that your child is asking you for perm…
 
Hear why having rules is so important and how I learned the importance of them in my own family. If you are struggling to be consistent with the rules you’re setting, this episode will help you create cooperation and connection in your family, so don't miss it! Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeacefulparent.com/22…
 
It’s the 100th episode of Parenting our Future! Help me celebrate by entering my draw to win prizes valued at over $5000! Go to www.parentingourfuture.com When you enter, you will be sent a gift from me: “Quick Fixes for Frustrated Families” With my 100th episode coming up, I found myself reflecting on my motherhood journey and my journey as a pare…
 
I've had many experiences in my life, some joyful, others painful, and a whole wide range in between. Mothering, in all its ups and downs, has been the most profound experience and continues to be so. Little did I know what lay ahead when I traveled to China 21 years ago to adopt my daughter. I honestly thought- 'I am so ready for this experience. …
 
Are you pregnant? If so, congratulations! And if you’d like your partner to be an amazing support to you during your birth (and who wouldn’t, right?) then this episode is for you. [03:37] 1. Communicate well and often [04:58] 2. Create a to-do list [05:41] 3. Education [08:28] 4. Explain what is supportive [09:23] 5. Ensure they know it's not perso…
 
I'm sharing 5 tips for helping your children to feel their feelings and why acknowledging your child’s feelings is vital to a cooperative relationship. When children develop a feelings vocabulary, they develop a higher emotional intelligence and the ability to function as an adult, so I’m showing you how to model this work yourself to help your chi…
 
I’m so excited to bring you this episode about keeping your children safe with US Army Veteran, and retired Federal Air Marshal, Gary Quesenberry. It’s been his job to keep the United States safe, and now he’s helping you keep your kids and family safe! Gary and I have the most interesting conversation about how to talk to your kids so they know wh…
 
Lots of parents ask me, how do I set boundaries with my child? It is a HUGE topic and one I've chosen to explore from my internal experience. Early on I saw how much easier it was to bind my daughter and her behavior than to take responsibility for setting my healthy boundaries. The question entered my mind: What if I don't need to bind and limit h…
 
At the time of this recording, I’m pregnant with my fifth child. So far I've given birth in hospitals and birthing centers, and for a long list of reasons this time around, I decided to have a home birth. In this episode I’ll be sharing how I've been preparing in order to set myself up for maximum success in my home birth. This is a list of what ha…
 
I’m sharing three things I want you to know about strong-willed kids and why they require a different parenting approach than other kids. Once you discover the right tools and tactics, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the tantrums and meltdowns disappear, and I’m showing you how to end the never-ending power struggles and create peace in your home w…
 
It takes a village to raise a child, right? Well I’m extremely proud to introduce you to someone in my own family’s village, Behavior Analysist, Michele Shilvock. She is an expert on behavior and what drives it. I invited her on the show because she has taught us so much about how the brain works when it comes to the eight areas of Executive Functi…
 
Frequently, we hear how important it is to parent from the present moment. This is extremely challenging as our conditioning has trained us to manipulate experience to achieve a particular future outcome. Our children learn this also. We often call them manipulators because when they have a fantasy of some future goodie they desire, they will, for …
 
By the time you're reading this, I hope to have had my fifth baby. But at the time of this recording, I'm pregnant with number five, and I want to share some self-care tips for when you're pregnant. To some, self-care is a luxury. But I believe it’s a necessity. It's been a hectic, crazy time in my life being home with my kids and running my busine…
 
I’m sharing the problem with trying to connect with your child in the middle of a storm and teaching you how to hold space and let the storm run its course. During a storm, there is nothing you can offer your kids to soothe, calm, or regulate them, so I’m showing you how to teach your kids to allow their feelings to move through their bodies and ho…
 
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