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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | 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
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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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Turning the Tables: An Interview with Me, The Peaceful Parent
I have a special episode this week, and I’m joined by a wonderful guest, Viv Freeman. Viv is a member of my community, The Hive; she’s a leader within our group and I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her for about a year and a half now. She joins me for a discussion about peaceful parenting...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How Do I Get My Kids to Stop Disrespecting Me?
Do you feel like your kids constantly disrespect you? I used to marinate in the thought that my son was disrespectful. Whenever he was storming or not doing as he was told, I would think to myself how disrespectful he was and become frustrated and angry. But then I opened my mind to other possibilities...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | 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”
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
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
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
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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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How to Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time – Without Yelling!
Listening can be a big challenge while parenting, and it can feel like the only way to get your kids to listen to you is by yelling. And you don’t like yelling, right? I hear you – no judgment here. Today’s episode has the power to change how you look at yelling for a long time to...
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