By

Lisa Smith
My 12 year old son has a new favorite word…yep you guessed it, “Whatever!” Let me state it correctly—“Whaaateeevveerrrr!” He has been saying it for about 2 months now and I must admit, at first, I was really triggered by this. Triggered is when you negatively react to an event/activity because you are making it...
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In my last email, I introduced you to the growth mindset. If you recall, growth mindset kids (and parents) believe the goal is to learn at all times, at all costs. Said another way, growth mindset people believe success, and therefore a positive self-image, are achieved by learning thru growth and effort. On the other...
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When it comes to parenting most of us don’t always feel like we know exactly what we are doing. And parenting is something we all want to be great at! And if you are like I used to be, there are times it feels like you are doing it all wrong. This can be a...
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I recently came across a concept that was so blow-your-mind-good I HAD to share. According to Carol Dweck Ph.D., an author & Stanford professor, most of us walk around with either a “fixed” or “growth” mindset. Dweck writes, “People with fixed mindset believe talents and abilities are inborn and carved in stone. Growth mindset people...
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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? My instagram post (https://www.instagram.com/the_peaceful_parent/) today says… You cannot expect to raise calm and gentle kids, if you are not! (Author unknown) A friend recently shared this wisdom with me....
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A friend of mine recently 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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I am in a few moms’ group on FB and I see Moms asking for parenting advice in the form of what should I do or what would you do in X situation. I am not a fan of asking this at all. Here is a question that I saw asked just today- At what...
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Peaceful Parenting With Lisa Smith Audio interview by Laura Yamin of www.laurayamin.com.   You are listening to Say Yes Podcast, episode 111 Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Do one thing that scares you every day.”  This show is about saying yes to those actions, big and small that push you closer to who you want to...
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A couple months ago I went on a trip away from my family. I try to go away at least once a year and plan my business, challenge myself physically and recharge. So after 6 nights away I returned home. My son (11 years old) was very excited to see me. In fact he jumped...
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I am working on my nutrition and my overall health. With that in mind, I decided to say good-bye to sugar. See you later baby! Wow! Holly Moly did this really bring up my stuff! One of the most profound discoveries was that I was using sugar to mask some of my biggest parenting challenges....
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