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Lisa Smith
Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | From Power Struggle to Peaceful Parenting: A Follow-Up Conversation with Valeria
A few weeks ago, you heard Valeria on the show. She reached out for help and we had an amazing coaching conversation where we talked about navigating fear and anger in parenting, setting limits, letting go of guilt, and connecting before correcting. A couple of weeks after our initial conversation, I asked Valeria how it...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | The First Step in Real World Peaceful Parenting
As parents, we’ve all faced a situation where an immediate reaction might not be the most productive thing for us to do. Maybe you’re facing a tantrum, power struggle, disagreement, or pure defiance, and in these moments, our instinct is to react impulsively. Maybe being reactionary is how you’ve always operated, or this was modeled...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | When Different Coparenting Styles Collide
In keeping with the theme of self-regulation throughout 2024, this week, I’m diving into the intricacies of coparenting with a focus on one common challenge that comes up: what to do when you’re not on the same page as your coparent. I recently had a coaching call with a couple we’ll call Dan and Sophie....
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Limits and Rules: Why They Matter and How to Peacefully Enforce Them
Rules and limits are more than just guidelines for responsible behavior. They are the foundation upon which our children build their understanding of the world around them. I’m always reminding parents of how rules and limits help our children to thrive and feel empowered, but what do you do when it comes to actually enforcing...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How to Foster Healthy Use of Technology with Forest Bronzan
The reality of our world today is that technology isn’t going anywhere. Our kids are going to use it and grow up with it, and although it’s easy to get sucked into the negative impacts of technology, the truth is it’s not all bad. However, navigating the world of technology is uncharted territory for many...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | The Complex World of Parenting and Chores
I recently had a parent ask me, “When do you start having children do chores?” She admitted feeling overwhelmed keeping up the housework among all of her other responsibilities and finds herself demanding tasks on the spot from her kids, only for her to do them herself anyway. Sound familiar?  Parenting can often feel like...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Navigating Fear and Anger in Parenting with Valeria
Valeria is a mom of a two-year-old and a five-year-old who she reports are very strong-willed, full-contact-sport boys. She reached out for help, and we decided this would be the perfect opportunity to share some live, Real World Peaceful Parenting coaching with you. If you’re here listening, you will likely resonate with Valeria’s parenting experience....
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | The Path to Peaceful Parenting: Deconstructing and Redefining Your Identity with Emily Wardrop
What do you tell yourself about your parenting, role, and capabilities? Are you aware of the identities you hold, both about yourself and your children? Why does unfurling your deepest beliefs about your identity even matter, and where do you start? This week, you’re hearing my conversation with long-time Hive member, Emily Wardrop. Emily is...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Navigating Parenthood: Using Family Values as Your Compass
Family values are what you stand for, what you believe in, the qualities you like about yourself, and the qualities you strive for. Even if you’ve never put them on paper or formalized your family values, you parent around them consciously or unconsciously. So, I believe every family would benefit from taking the time to...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Awareness: The First Step Toward Self-Regulation as a Parent
As a parent coach for the last 15 years, I have seen firsthand the power of modeling self-regulation for our kids. Self-regulation is an incredibly powerful tool that can help us pause, reflect, and choose how to respond in a way that aligns with our values and goals as a parent, and it all starts...
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