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The latest insights and ponderings on issues facing modern parents and tips for finding peace.

Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | The Path to Peaceful Parenting: Deconstructing and Redefining Your Identity with Emily Wardrop
21
Feb

Ep #163: 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
14
Feb

Ep #162: 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
07
Feb

Ep #161: 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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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Modeling: The Most Powerful Parenting Tool
31
Jan

Ep #160: Modeling: The Most Powerful Parenting Tool

As a former dominant parent of an incredibly strong-willed child, I knew I needed to parent differently. I knew it in my heart, just like you might too. As parents, we are the most powerful teachers in our children’s lives. Your children feeling seen, heard, and valued all starts with you, and we make it...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How to Raise Kids Who Don’t Have to Recover from Their Childhood
24
Jan

Ep #159: How to Raise Kids Who Don’t Have to Recover from Their Childhood

What does it mean to grow up feeling truly safe, understood, and loved? If you’re an adult who has spent a lot of time and energy trying to recover from your childhood, this is a question you might ponder often. You might catch yourself saying, “I just want my kids to be happy.” While we all,...
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