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Parenting Paused presses PAUSE on those shame inducing parenting failures. It presses PLAY on your inner wisdom and the ability to be the parent you want to be. Join Leslie Potter, mother and founder of Purejoy Parenting, as she shares her personal experiences as well as works with other moms and dads in real time to show you the step-by-step process to turn your parenting around.
 
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Avital Schreiber Levy

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Welcome to Hi, Fam! Learn how to blend ancient wisdom with modern living to design a family life you love. Your host, Avital (pronounced Ah-Vee-Tal), is a designer, parenting coach, and mother of five on a mission to guide parents to build unbreakable homes, create passionate marriages, and raise resilient kids. Tune in weekly for no-nonsense myth-busting, tough love, fascinating conversations, and deep dives into controversial subjects.
 
Are you tired of yelling at your kids? Do you sometimes feel like they don’t listen or respect you? Do you feel like the worst parent EVER? You’re not alone, there is hope! Join Lisa Smith -- Mom, Master Certified Parent Coach, Author and Speaker -- as she helps turn frustrated parents -- who regularly default to yelling, threatening and punishing -- into peaceful leaders within their households. As a former dominant parent, she has found the path to Peaceful Parenting and is dedicated to he ...
 
Practical, heart-centered meditations and practical methods to help you connect, grow, and flow in spirit, mind and soul in personal and family life! Learn techniques in mindfulness, visualization, loving kindness, connection, self-growth, and heart-centered being and living. Listen and be IN FLOW with life + love + show up as your HIGHER SELF as you were created to be. Thanks for tuning in. Please consider subscribing, sharing with a friend, and giving a donation so I can keep this content ...
 
Parents! We CAN change the world, starting with the way we're parenting our future. Up to this point in history, children have been seen as less than and parented in a way that uses power over a child. Most of us were parented in this way but there is a shift in thinking about the way we raise our kids. Parents don’t feel good about using shame, blame, criticism, punishments, and even rewards, to get their kids to listen. Parents are wanting a different way because they know from their own c ...
 
Is the topic of your baby's sleep keeping you up at night? Join the club. Have a listen for support, direction, and camaraderie. Lara Rabb is a certified sleep consultant, infant sleep educator, and mother of 2. This show is dedicated to the weird world of baby sleep, motherhood, and everything in between.
 
A podcast for the mindful modern mom who is raising a family in the now age. We talk all things, parenting, spirituality, self-care, and personal development. You'll hear real-life lessons, from real mom's in all stages of motherhood from new mom to teenage mom, expert insights and live life coaching with Bernadette
 
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Listen in to calm and center yourself in the present moment. This is how you connect to heart center, release what doesn’t serve you and show up with greater awareness, ease, calm and with trust to do what is yours to do. Return to love, imagination, faith and be in your power. May you feel peace. Love.Calm. If you liked, please support the podcast…
 
Witnessing your child in pain is one of the hardest things you can experience as a parent. You might think it’s your job as a parent to fix all their problems, fight all their battles, or soothe all their heartaches, and it’s natural to want to rescue your kids from their suffering. But this week, I share a different perspective and show you why do…
 
Society seems to be in a war between the offensive and the offended; between those who attack with facts and logic and those who follow heart and soul; between those who think and those who feel. Just like many things in our life, the pendulum often swings from one extreme to the other and often, in a generational way. Many of us grew up in homes w…
 
How do we make sense of the information we are surrounded by when it’s so divisive, polarizing and confusing? What if we have fallen victim to disinformation and we feel embarrassed that we did? How do we teach our kids the truth if we don’t even know what’s fact or fiction? My guest is the author of the book, What the Fact and is a medical doctor,…
 
Oh no!!!! Is this PERMISSIVE parenting?!?!? (dun dun DUN!!!!!) 😨 After parents learn about the Purejoy Parenting philosophy, it's pretty common for people to ask... am I just letting my kid do whatever they want? One thing that differentiates Purejoy from other Parenting styles is that the focus is on a level deeper than behavior. 🤔 Who are you wit…
 
I am so excited to welcome an incredible guest to the show this week. Kiva Schuler is the Founder and CEO of the Jai Institute for Parenting, the world’s leading parent coach training institute. Kiva is a very special person in my life. She is a friend, a mentor, a sister, and a colleague in this revolution of changing the world one family at a tim…
 
Society is going to tell you that parenting is brutal and marriage is a bore (or worse). It will warn you about the sleepless nights, the stretch marks, and the cheerios in your hair. It will tell you that family life is exhausting, expensive, and full of sacrifice. But do you ever get the feeling that 'there must be a better way?' Like there is so…
 
Only the top 1% or less of athletes are good enough to achieve the heights that allow them to participate in professional sports. One such highly decorated athlete is my guest, Natasha Hastings who has an Olympic gold medal, and many championships wins to her name but she’s not here to talk about the elite 1%, she wants to talk to the 99% who don’t…
 
You live in a culture that tells you how your children "should be". Through the ages and stages, there is a lot of info that expects your child to measure up. In Purejoy, we go a little deeper by supporting you in looking internally. What need are you trying to meet when you expect your child to act or be a certain way different than they are? In P…
 
Do you often feel pressured to do things right in the eyes of others? Do you parent in a way that tries to avoid the judgment of other parents? In this episode, I’m sharing why so many of us have a fear of doing things “wrong” and why your worth and value are not determined by your actions or your ability as a parent. Learn how to know if you are a…
 
No parent looks forward to “The Talk” with their kids! We would rather talk about their mental, physical and emotional development instead of their sexual development!! The truth is that when kids view the topic of sex as normal, not weird or secret, they are more likely to feel better about who they are as a person and make better decisions. My gu…
 
This week's episode explores the difference between exploring and explaining. Do you find yourself exploring with your child what's going on- their experience, showing up for them to explore their world, how they see things, the conclusions they're coming to, the meanings they're concluding? Or do you explain how the world works, how they're suppos…
 
If an episode could be a party then this is it! I am so excited to share with you two of my fave faves Sarah Teichmuller and Char Stammer! Sarah Teichmuller is a mama to two boys, a certified life coach for women specializing in narcissistic abuse recovery. Sarah’s mission is to guide women through a transformational process in order to create a li…
 
In this episode, I’m showing you what to do when your co-parent responds differently to you in their parenting and sharing a different approach that will work beautifully to help the situation while creating deeper connection for all involved. Learn how to get on the same page as your co-parent while still maintaining a peaceful parenting approach …
 
It’s so important to understand that we all feel fear and anxiety. Fear is meant to protect us and keep us safe so when our kids are scared, we need to reassure them that it’s normal and natural. We want to honour their feeling but we also want them to know that they can manage their fears and control their unhelpful thoughts. This helps kids feel …
 
Are you a student of Parenting? If you are here, you probably had an inspiration to research "how to parent". Maybe you wanted to do things differently from your parents. Maybe you found that what you were doing was not working. Maybe after all the conscious parenting books, podcasts, lectures... you still perceive that the way you parent isn't "wo…
 
I’m declaring 2023 the year of unconditional love and connection, so to welcome in the new year this week, I’m bringing you a replay of an episode that is more important than ever to hear. Tune in this week to hear 10 things I know for sure about real world peaceful parenting. These 10 things are absolute game-changers when it comes to your parenti…
 
Climate change is on all of our minds and it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed, depressed and helpless about the state of the planet…but you don’t have to feel that way anymore! I’m super pumped to talk and introduce my guests and co-founders of The Cool Down (www.thecooldown.com) Anna Robertson and Nina Tooly. These moms have gone from sharing green …
 
How's it going at your house this holiday season? Are your kids expressing the level of gratitude that you expected for their gifts? Instead of just giving you information on the topic of gratitude, coaching gives you the opportunity to create transformation in your own life, so don’t miss this coaching call with Gail to hear my thoughts on gratitu…
 
If you have a child with ADHD, chances are, your child’s behavior has changed the way you thought your family would be together. ADHD can cause a child to have severe tantrums, intense hyperactivity, uncontrollable impulsivity and can toggle between lack of focus and intense focus. It turns out there is a huge connection between certain foods and i…
 
What does it mean to be happy? This is the question we are taking a look at in this week’s episode of Parenting Paused. As you wind down the end of 2022 consider- what is your view of what it means to be happy. Often we get locked into happiness being about everything coming easy and comfortable and so then when discomfort arises you wonder, can we…
 
Your kids are going to storm around the holidays; you might as well add it to your calendar with the rest of the festive activities. But the important question is, despite all this, will you give them the most beautiful gift available this holiday season? This week, I’m showing you how to hold space for your children during this time without making…
 
There are MILLIONS of kids with food allergies in the US, and in Canada, 1 in 2 households are impacted by food allergies. This is a huge topic and I’m thrilled to have one of the foremost experts, Dr. Rania Nasis, on to talk about what allergies are, and what we can do to support kids with allergies and their parents. In this episode, Rania and I …
 
Most parenting advice focuses on the relationship between you and your child. Of course, this makes ALOT of sense! That's why you are here, right? It is so important to you to have a solid parent-child relationship! Have you considered that the 🎁 secret sauce 🎁 to having a loving relationship with your child is having a loving relationship with you…
 
I literally could not be more honored and excited to share my girl Kendra Williams with you all! Kendra is a mother to two, a Certified Conscious Parent Coach Practitioner through Dr. Shefali’s Coaching Institute™ and an expert on all things matresence. Kendra is hysterical, wildly entertaining and is as real and authentic as they come! She is a tr…
 
In this episode, I’m giving you a fresh perspective on Elf on the Shelf and showing you how to use it for connection and cooperation, not threats and punishments. I’m encouraging you to move away from bribery, rewards, and fear-based parenting around the holidays and showing you why you need to keep in mind that they can bring extra stress, excitem…
 
What if you have worked for 20 years to get your dream job, at the top of your field, only to realize the hustle, 12-hour days, and big paycheque aren’t what you ever wanted. This is what my guest, Jamie Fiore Higgins, lived. She didn’t just have the hustle, she also endured a toxic workplace where she was expected to tolerate misogynistic comments…
 
Parenting is SERIOUS! Scary, infuriating, and nerve-racking! When you perceive it that way it is easy to focus on the serious side when things feel so, well... SERIOUS!!! However, how do your children respond to your seriousness? Life to them is often playful and filled with delight. What would it be like to speak to them in their high value of pla…
 
This is episode #20 of a 20 episode series on raising confident children and the characteristics + habits confident children embody. Truth is nobody is born confident. In fact, confidence is something that you develop and strengthen as you go through life. In order for parents to create an environment for their chid's confidence to grow, strengthen…
 
To celebrate the 100th episode, I wanted to bring you something extra special, and boy, are you in for a treat today! I am joined by a group of amazing, progress-not-perfection parents who are all members of The Hive, and they are here to share their experiences of being in The Hive and how their parenting has changed as a result. Hear the dramatic…
 
How many times have you said to your child, “how was your day?” only to be met with one-word answers or grunts? Well, we are aiming to end that, so you can have meaningful conversations with your kids now, and always! My guest is Rebecca Rolland who has over a decade of experience in speech and language and is a mom to two, so she understands how h…
 
This is episode #19 of a 20 episode series on raising confident children and the characteristics + habits confident children embody. This episodes special guest is Debbie Wheeler! Debbie is a wife of 38 years, a mom of three girls, and a Baba to 4 grandkids. She is a bright light, a fountain of wisdom, an answer seeker, the best advice giver, and t…
 
Stuck in the guilt cycle? Stuck feeling annoyed by your child's behavior? Stuck feeling frustrated by your response to your child's behavior? Do you find yourself repeating: "Why is my child so... (lazy, disrespectful, rude, entitled)!?!" OR... "Why can't I get this whole Peaceful Parenting thing RIGHT???" Check out this week's Parenting Paused Pod…
 
What are your expectations of your kids? If you get real honest, do you expect your kids to know what you want when you want it? I get it, no judgment. In this episode, I’m diving into expectations, resentment, and parenting and showing you how to get clear on your own expectations of your kids. I’m sharing what expectations really are, two things …
 
Can you imagine if every girl was raised to become a leader in her own life and didn’t feel like they had to chase their worth? As parents, I know all of us feel the enormous responsibility of raising kids to be strong adults in this ever-changing and complicated world. Thankfully, we have Nellie Harden to help us raise them! Nellie helps parents o…
 
Have you ever been so certain that you were communicating to your kids (or partner) in a calm and peaceful manner, just to hear them respond, 💥"Why are you so mad?"💥 Or vice versa, have you ever noticed when your partner or children are having internal experiences that do not match what they are saying? In this week's Parenting Paused Podcast, you …
 
This is episode #18 of a 20 episode series on raising confident children and the characteristics + habits confident children embody. This episodes special guest is Debbie Wheeler! Debbie is a wife of 38 years, a mom of three girls, and a Baba to 4 grandkids. She is a bright light, a fountain of wisdom, an answer seeker, the best advice giver, and t…
 
Did you know that holding space for your kids and staying regulated while they are storming is one of the absolute most important things you can do to build connection with your kids? We are so quick to take storms personally, and it can be difficult to hold space for our kids in the moment. But doing so is crucial in building connection. This is s…
 
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