By

Lisa Smith
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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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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