By

Lisa Smith
Take a moment to fill in the blank… honestly I want my child to be ________! Maybe more calm? More gentle? More assertive? Less emotional? More creative? One of my instagram posts says… You cannot expect to raise calm and gentle kids, if you are not! (Author unknown)   A friend recently shared this wisdom...
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4 tips for helping your kids feel their feelings
A couple years ago, I remember my then 11-year-old boy woke up on the wrong side of the bed. He was very unhappy with everyone, and at everything (including me). I couldn’t do anything right. My mere existence irritated him. We drove to school in silence. When we got there, he continued to look unhappy...
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A friend of mine posted this on her Facebook page… “I totally screwed up as a mom this morning and the mom guilt is killing me. The pressure of a constantly traveling husband, an upcoming move, and other everyday stuff was building and I didn’t notice how bad it had become. I should have known...
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screen time child iPhone
My son, Malcolm, had more screen time over the holidays than usual. Your kids too? This isn’t shared as some sort of guilty confession. It’s just the truth of it. It’s not unusual. There are not the same number of commitments, and there’s all that time at home together. The usual time on the gaming...
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become the parent you want to be by starting here
I really hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season, however you celebrated, and also if you don’t celebrate at this time of year. Did you take some time to cozy by the fire and read? I did, and on my list was ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama. Whatever your political persuasion, this is an interesting read on what...
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Do you or your kids have an advent calendar? When I was growing up, they just had the ones with little pictures behind the doors, but now it’s amazing what you can get. There are Lego Star Wars advent calendars, and connoisseur chocolate advent calendars, beauty product calendars, and calendars with different flavors of gin…...
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In one of my recent Peaceful Parenting Academy course classes, I shared a story about the son of a client who kept asking for shoes. He had eight pairs of shoes in his wardrobe, and he kept asking for shoes. They would be in the store, and he would beg his mom to get him...
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Dear Peaceful Parent, I have a free gift for you. I put together this holiday guide for the month of December. Get Your Peaceful Parent Holiday Guide Now! The guide is designed to offer tips, ideas and support to help you stay grounded and peaceful during this holiday season. I wish you a peaceful holiday...
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Can you believe it? Here we are at the start of December and the holiday season is going to be quickly upon us. There are many things about the holidays that I love, the chance to cozy up by the fire or watch a great game of football (Come on, Patriots!). I love the sense...
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Have you got some RULES in your head about what is ‘the right’ kind of behaviour for a ‘responsible parent’ who’s bringing up a good kid? Can you picture how they deal with their kid when the kid is acting up / not listening / won’t get off xbox / talks back? Maybe you have...
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