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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 | No, Stop, and Don’t: How to Change Your Approach and Get Your Kids to Listen
28
Apr

Ep #16: No, Stop, and Don’t: How to Change Your Approach and Get Your Kids to Listen

No. Stop. Don’t. As parents, these words come up a lot. If you’ve found yourself saying these more often than you’d like, it’s no wonder you’re feeling like a broken record. But your voice becomes your child’s inner voice, so what inner voice are you creating for your kids when you say these words? Instead of...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | What to do When Your Child Says “I Hate You”
21
Apr

Ep #15: What to do When Your Child Says “I Hate You”

Has your child ever got so mad and told you that they hate you? It feels terrible, right? It can be difficult when our kids are full of raw, loud anger and emotion to not lose our temper and respond with an outburst of our own. But when we know better, we do better, and this week,...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Understanding a Strong-Willed Kid: A First-Hand Account with Malcolm Smith
14
Apr

Ep #14: Understanding a Strong-Willed Kid: A First-Hand Account with Malcolm Smith

I could not be more excited to bring you today’s topic on strong-willed kids, and who better to discuss this topic than my strong-willed son, Malcolm. Malcolm considers himself a strong-willed kid, and he is my greatest teacher and the reason I am a parent coach today. A strong-willed person can solve problems on their...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How to Hit Rewind on Your Parenting
07
Apr

Ep #13: How to Hit Rewind on Your Parenting

Have you ever said something to your kids like, “Don’t talk to me like that…” or, “Stop disrespecting me, right now…” I know I have, too many times. Well, in this episode, we’re going to work on moving away from using statements like this with your kids because, while they may seem like perfectly reasonable...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | The Fantasy of Parenting
31
Mar

Ep #12: The Fantasy of Parenting

When we find out we’re going to have a baby, many of us have this fantasy of what parenting will look like. We think we have it all covered, we’re going to do this parenting thing and we’re going to do it perfectly. Then you have a child who missed this memo, and things don’t...
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