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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 | The Secret to Self-Regulation and Connection with Your Kids

Ep #158: The Secret to Self-Regulation and Connection with Your Kids

As we continue our exploration of self-regulation as our theme for 2024, this week, I’m diving deep into a fundamental trigger of parental dysregulation: our kids making mistakes or encountering failures. Have you ever wondered why you react the way you do when your kids make a mistake or slip up? What do you make...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Parenting Fear: How It Shapes the Parent-Child Relationship

Ep #157: Parenting Fear: How It Shapes the Parent-Child Relationship

Last week, I declared self-regulation as our theme for 2024. Learning the skill of self-regulation is crucial for increasing our emotional maturity as parents, which leads to more connection and cooperation with our children. With that in mind, we’re talking about a common dysregulating experience that can throw us off track: parenting fear. Fear is...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | 2024: The Year of Self-Regulation

Ep #156: 2024: The Year of Self-Regulation

At the beginning of each year, I like to declare a theme that guides the parenting work we do. The theme for Real World Peaceful Parenting in 2024 is self-regulation, and throughout the year, we’ll be exploring ways to learn, engage, and support self-regulation so you can pave the way for your children. My ultimate...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Stop Using Respect as a Weapon

Ep #155: Stop Using Respect as a Weapon

I’m sure we’ve all thought, “My child doesn’t respect me,” or, “My child is so disrespectful.” I used to think these thoughts on the regular, and it’s hard to confess that out loud. Most parents, if we’re honest with ourselves, are using respect as a weapon against our kids, and this is no way to...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | The Only Parenting Standard to Hold Yourself To

Ep #154: The Only Parenting Standard to Hold Yourself To

The holiday season is an intense, stressful, and busy time for most of us. We’re in the midst of winter, it’s getting dark, and some of you are working harder than ever to take a break during the festive season. That’s why I’ve got the perfect holiday gift for you this week that will help...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Create Connection with These Simple Words

Ep #153: Create Connection with These Simple Words

When we get to spend real quality time with our children, creating connection can happen pretty naturally, and feels like a joy. But how do you build a stronger connection with your kids so you can mutually enjoy more of the mundane, day-to-day time you have together? I’ve got some effective connection-creating tools to share...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Seeing Your Blind Spots as a Parent: A Real-World Success Story with Felice

Ep #152: Seeing Your Blind Spots as a Parent: A Real-World Success Story with Felice

As your dedicated parent coach, helping you identify blind spots in your parenting is a huge part of my work. I am here to hold space for you, equip you with essential tools for creating connection with your kids, and reveal the things that could be holding you back that you may not even see....
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Why Adversity is Required for Resiliency

Ep #151: Why Adversity is Required for Resiliency

What do you worry about as a parent? Lots of little things, of course, but ultimately our biggest concern is that our kids won’t be successful, fit in, or be self-sufficient. To alleviate our fears, we often step in as parents to orchestrate aspects of our children’s lives on their behalf. It’s our job as...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | The Difference Between Love and Connection Part 2

Ep #150: The Difference Between Love and Connection Part 2

If you’re currently on the pendulum, flipping between dominant and permissive parenting, and finding it difficult to make deep connections with your children, today’s episode is for you. We’re joined by recurring guest Hannah to expand upon our conversation about connection. Hannah is here to demonstrate what prioritizing connection looks like in practice, and show...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | Parent Coaching Transformations: A Dad’s Perspective

Ep #149: Parent Coaching Transformations: A Dad’s Perspective

If you’ve been considering parent coaching but wonder what the experience is like and whether you really need it, you’re in luck. My guest today is a client from inside The Hive, and he’s joining us to share the specific ways parent coaching has changed his relationship to fatherhood. Neil is a stay-at-home dad of...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting with Lisa Smith | The Difference Between Love and Connection

Ep #148: The Difference Between Love and Connection

I know you love your children, there’s no question about that. But sometimes as parents, it’s easy to assume that because we love our children so much, our level of connection with them is equally strong. In reality, these are two very different things. Deep parental love is being willing to lay down your life...
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Real World Peaceful Parenting Lisa Smith | How Parent Coaching Works

Ep #147: How Parent Coaching Works

How does parent coaching create connection, and what tools do we use to help you become the best parent you can be? I have a guest on the show who has experienced the deep power of transformational parent coaching. She has been on a continuous journey of self-growth as a mom, and while she has...
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