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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 | Why Failures Are a Gift with Learning Resource Expert Kristin Venberg
17
Mar

Ep #10: Why Failures Are a Gift with Learning Resource Expert Kristin Venberg

It is a privilege to welcome this week’s guest to the show where we’ll be discussing why allowing your kids to fail is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. Failure is a great lesson in critical thinking, understanding the connection between actions and consequences, and it equips your child...
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10
Mar

Ep #9: Are You Building Bridges with Your Strong-Willed Child or Burning Them? with Susan Hyatt

This week, I’m welcoming my first-ever guest onto the podcast, and I am so excited to introduce my friend and long-time mentor, Susan Hyatt. Susan is an example of what is possible in the world, and if you want to know how to love yourself and be a great model for your children, Susan is...
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Why Don’t My Kids Listen?
03
Mar

Ep #8: Why Don’t My Kids Listen?

Don’t you think it’s interesting that we expect our kids to listen all the time, upon command, even though we don’t necessarily do it ourselves? We’re not born with the skill of listening, it’s something that needs to be learned, and the same goes for our children. Malcolm Gladwell’s principle is that it takes about...
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Why Do My Kids Storm, Meltdown, Cry, and Fight? (And What to Do About It)
24
Feb

Ep #7: Why Do My Kids Storm, Meltdown, Cry, and Fight? (And What to Do About It)

Do you know why your kids behave the way they do? If not, you are not alone. Whether they’re fighting or screaming, slamming doors, or storming, there’s a reason they’re behaving in this way. In this episode, I’m showing you why this is happening and how understanding it will enable you to create a better...
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Do THIS to Say Goodbye to Parent Guilt!
17
Feb

Ep #6: Do THIS to Say Goodbye to Parent Guilt!

Have you ever had a build-up of stress and pressure in your life, and then lost it with your child? We’ve all been there, I get it. You’re plagued with guilt and are so regretful that you spend the rest of the week beating yourself up. But guilt is the enemy of the effective parent,...
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