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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 | 3 Reasons to Normalize Apologizing
16
Jun

Ep #23: 3 Reasons to Normalize Apologizing

Have you ever lost your shiz with your kids? Stormed alongside them or said something you regret? Maybe you forgot to pick up their posterboard or even behaved in a way you wish you hadn’t. If you can relate, you are not alone. Our kids need to see us make mistakes because this models how...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How to Set Rules You Actually Stick To
09
Jun

Ep #22: How to Set Rules You Actually Stick To

Do you have rules in your family? Are they clearly defined and easy to articulate? Can you explain why and where they come from? Rules are so important when it comes to cooperation with our children, and they help us a lot, even if we’re not always able to follow them. In my own family,...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | 5 Tips For Helping Your Kids Feel Their Feelings
02
Jun

Ep #21: 5 Tips For Helping Your Kids Feel Their Feelings

Many of us were raised in a home where our parents didn’t acknowledge our feelings. We learned that our feelings didn’t matter, or worse, we were told by others what we did and did not feel. Teaching your kids to feel their feelings is one of the most beneficial things you can do as a...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Peace & Quiet: How to Parent Your Strong-Willed Kids
26
May

Ep #20: Peace & Quiet: How to Parent Your Strong-Willed Kids

What happened the last time you asked your child to put their shoes away? Or empty the dishwasher? Or get off gaming? If you have a strong-willed child, my guess is that things may not have gone smoothly. There likely will have been anger, meltdowns, and storming. Strong-willed kids are often described as difficult or...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Riding the Storm: How to Hold Space for Your Child to Process their Emotions
19
May

Ep #19: Riding the Storm: How to Hold Space for Your Child to Process their Emotions

When your kids are storming, do you feel disrespected and take their behavior personally? Do you find yourself trying to fix them and get it over with as quickly as possible? As parents, we feel pressured to make things right and fix things instantly, but we don’t need to do that. There’s a better way...
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