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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 | Give Your Kids the Gift of Compassion This Holiday Season
21
Dec

Ep #102: Give Your Kids the Gift of Compassion This Holiday Season

There’s a lot going on around this time of year. You’re stressed, busy, and sometimes overwhelmed. We work so hard to give our kids an amazing holiday season with things, parties, and activities, but we forget how overwhelming this time of year can also be for them. Your kids are going to storm around the...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How to Use Elf on the Shelf to Create Connection with Your Kids
14
Dec

Ep #101: How to Use Elf on the Shelf to Create Connection with Your Kids

It’s officially that time of year when many parents may find themselves using the holidays as an opportunity to get their kids to behave in the ways they want. If you ever tell your kids that Elf on the Shelf is watching and will tell Santa if they misbehave, or find yourself saying things like...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How These 5 Parents Transformed Their Parenting
07
Dec

Ep #100: How These 5 Parents Transformed Their Parenting

Today is the 100th episode of the podcast, and that, my friends, is a huge milestone! For 100 weeks, you have joined me for tips, tools, coaching, and support with becoming a more peaceful parent, and I could not be prouder of the work we’ve done together and the progress you’ve made on the path...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Expectations, Resentment, and Parenting
30
Nov

Ep #99: Expectations, Resentment, and Parenting

What are your expectations of your kids? If you get real honest, do you expect your kids to know what you want when you want it? I get it, no judgment. We all have a manual for how we expect other people to behave. But having expectations without communicating them can create pre-meditated resentment, and...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Don’t Take it Personally! How to Deal with Your Kids’ Storms
23
Nov

Ep #98: Don’t Take it Personally! How to Deal with Your Kids’ Storms

Did you know that holding space for your kids and staying regulated while they are storming is one of the absolute most important things you can do to build connection with your kids? We are so quick to take storms personally, and it can be difficult to hold space for our kids in the moment....
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