By

Lisa Smith
This past Sunday, I went to a hot yoga class. It has been awhile since I have stepped foot in a yoga studio. Awhile! The day before I was nervous. I was thinking-can I do this? Will I survive 90 minutes of hot yoga? Will I remember what to do? Will my body remember the poses?...
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For most of us school is in full swing in North America and we just enjoyed a 4 day weekend. I hope you were able to find a bit of time for self care. Self care is a big component of Peaceful Parenting (but that is a topic for a different day)! What did you do...
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Scrolling thru Facebook and Instagram, I see lots of pictures of big smiles of kids starting school. Everything from pre-K to college. I love seeing the smiles, the first day of school signs, the stoic pictures from the high schoolers and the freshman moving into the dorm pictures! They are all awesome and reminded me...
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Sometimes as parents, well, I think pretty much every time, we find out that we’re pregnant and gonna have a baby, there’s this fantasy that comes up…We have this fantasy of what parenting is gonna be like…This vision, this dream, this fantasy really does feel good.We read ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting,’ and we...
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Have you been following along with this month’s emails? I’ve had some amazing feedback on the actionable tips I give in these newsletters, and I’d love to know if you’ve tried out some of the tools and seen a positive impact from using them. So far we’ve covered: When people judge your parenting… – You...
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Last week, I wrote to you about how we can find it really difficult when we feel that others are watching how we are parenting and when we feel that we are being judged by them. If you missed it, you can find that post HERE. I said that this week I wanted to give...
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And then her mother-in-law looked at her like she was the world’s worst mother. She had to break up her kids when the fighting got rough… The kids stood there red-faced, with sweaty foreheads, hair sticking up, ready for round two. She had had enough… It’s really triggering as a parent when you don’t feel...
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Today I am really excited to share a podcast with you. I was interviewed by Trent Hogg, of the podcast Commonly Uncommon. He read my book and as the father of a young boy, he was eager to dig into my book and talk about anger and peaceful parenting.The result is an open, honest conversation...
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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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