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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 | Busting the Myth: You DON’T Need to Parent from a United Front
05
Oct

Ep #91: Busting the Myth: You DON’T Need to Parent from a United Front

So many parents have a limiting belief that in order for their children to learn and practice the family values and to grow up as responsible, kind, hardworking contributors to society, they both have to approach every lesson and situation with the same beliefs, goals, and tactics. They believe that they have to agree on...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Hope Does Not Build Connection. THIS Does…
28
Sep

Ep #90: Hope Does Not Build Connection. THIS Does…

Many of the episodes so far have focused on your kids; how to help them, how to support them and how to work with them. But today’s episode is for you, and about you. This week, we’re talking about one of the most important tools you can have in your peaceful parenting toolbox: holding space....
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Help, My Kid is Angry!
21
Sep

Ep #89: Help, My Kid is Angry!

So often in children and adults, feelings like disappointment, frustration, and hurt are masked by reactive anger. Anger is a cover emotion for deeper feelings, and all feelings need an appropriate outlet. So when our children show reactive anger, we should be using empathy to help them get through it, not punishment. Reactive anger is...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How to Stop the Power Struggle with Your Teenager
14
Sep

Ep #88: How to Stop the Power Struggle with Your Teenager

The transition to the teenage stage can be the most painful and problematic for so many parents. One day your child might be a tween who is pleasant, compliant and affectionate, and secure in the boundaries you set as a parent. Then – BAM – they’re on a rampage because you’re telling them what to...
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07
Sep

Ep #87: Helping Your Kids Be Coachable with 4D Athletes

Sports is a great place for your kids to learn the important life skills they need to navigate the world. And in order to support and maximize opportunities for your children, you need to be a great sports parent. If your kid is just starting out and you don’t know the world of sports but...
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