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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 | How Healing Your Inner Childhood Wounds Makes You a Better Parent
16
Nov

Ep #97: How Healing Your Inner Childhood Wounds Makes You a Better Parent

When we’re raising our children, something we don’t realize is that we’re often raising our wounded inner child right alongside them. We try so hard to give our kids what we never had, and do things for them that people never did for us, but often this can get in the way of the connection...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How Anger Can Improve Your Parenting
09
Nov

Ep #96: How Anger Can Improve Your Parenting

Did you know that anger can improve your parenting? What?! Did I really just say that? Yes, I did – hang with me. What do you think of when you hear the word anger or angry? Do you feel like you have a good relationship and can control your anger, or do you want to run and hide and never experience...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Stop Catastrophizing, Start Connecting!
02
Nov

Ep #95: Stop Catastrophizing, Start Connecting!

Do you worry constantly about things that your children are doing or not doing? Do you identify as a run-of-the-mill worrier, an expert one, or the ultimate catastrophizer? I used to identify as the ultimate catastrophizer. I would worry constantly about what my son was doing or not doing, and the result was me trying...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How to Start Feeling More Rested and Recharged as a Busy Parent
26
Oct

Ep #94: How to Start Feeling More Rested and Recharged as a Busy Parent

Parenting can be exhausting, right? There is always so much to do and get done, and it feels like there is a never-ending to-do list we have to contend with. With constant permission slips to sign, laundry to do, lunches to make – let alone working and trying to stay in touch with people –...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Connection is NOT a Reward. Here’s Why…
19
Oct

Ep #93: Connection is NOT a Reward. Here’s Why…

How often do you use connection as a reward to get what you want from your kids? Connection is not a reward we give our children when they do something our way, when they behave, are compliant, or do what we asked the first time. It is something that we should give through the good,...
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