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The exact methods and step-by-step strategies Lisa used to transform from an angry, controlling mom into a calm, confident, and connected leader in her home.

Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Understanding a Strong-Willed Kid: A First-Hand Account with Malcolm Smith

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

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

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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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | How to Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time – Without Yelling!

Ep #11: 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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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Why Failures Are a Gift with Learning Resource Expert Kristin Venberg

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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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?

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)

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!

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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Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Ep #5: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Our kids are on a journey to understand the world, the people around them, and their feelings and needs. When they don’t know how to communicate their emotions, it can lead to what I call storming – outbursts of big emotions in the form of yelling, crying, melting down, and generally giving us a hard...
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A Parent's Greatest Tool

Ep #4: A Parent’s Greatest Tool

Becoming a peaceful parent doesn’t happen overnight, it takes practice to implement new tools and a new way of parenting. This week, I’m sharing the greatest tool a parent can have to help you harness deep connection with your kids. Like any other relationship, the parent-child relationship requires continuous care and connection. One of my...
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The Pledge: The Most Important Work You Can Do

Ep #3: The Pledge: The Most Important Work You Can Do

I have come to realize over time that to create a deep connection with our kids and peace in the home, we have to engage in peaceful parenting as a practice. Not something that we do occasionally, or on and off as and when we need it, but constantly, just like we would with any...
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