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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 ...
 
If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people! Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to ...
 
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We're discussing the endless benefits of kids being involved with sports and how to ensure they have the best experience throughout their lives. So many life lessons can be learned through sports and this episode will show you how you can use sports to teach your kids about failure, teamwork, resilience, and the importance of hard work. Get full sh…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we discuss inviting feedback from our children. Join us as we talk about what this looks like in our homes and what it's like for someone who may have a hard time hearing feedback. How does this approach work? Be sure to tune in! "Feedback, when given well, should not alienate the receiver of the feedback, but should motiva…
 
I’m sharing the magic with you and giving you my go-to repeatable process to help you stop reacting negatively to your kids’ behavior or storming. Nobody gets it right all the time, but these 3 steps I’m sharing will help you keep your cool while parenting and make your parenting experience a whole lot easier. Get full show notes and more informati…
 
Today on Raising Adults we celebrate the beginning of Season Five! Can you believe it? Join us as we talk about how Deana approaches the goal for her kids to have no rules by age 16. What does that mean? How does that actually work? Be sure to tune in! "The goal of the structure and the ‘strictness’ in the early years is so that they're able to han…
 
I share my biggest parenting epiphany and how I learned to heal my own childhood wounds to be more present with my son. Discover how your unresolved childhood wounds might be showing up in your parenting and how to ensure you are giving your kids what they need and not what you needed at their age. Get ready to change your parenting journey forever…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we've got a replay for you from Season Four. Deana and Kira share ways to be the parent without being a tyrant and the positive impact this can have on your relationship with your child. They also give tools and tips for re-balancing your home if things are out of whack. Do you have questions for us? Consider becoming a mem…
 
Find out why modeling is such a powerful tool in parenting and my four steps to help you learn how to model for your kids. Discover why modeling with intention is so important on the path to peaceful parenting and how to use this tool to teach them to be whatever you want them to be. Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeacefu…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we have a replay from Season Three. Kira and Deana talk about resilience and do some myth-busting about what it takes to raise resilient kids, as well as what true resiliency looks like. Episodes referenced: Raising Kids With Emotional Intelligence https://futurefocusedparenting.com/2018/10/08/raising-kids-with-emotional-in…
 
This week, I share my first-hand experiences of developing a growth mindset and how being committed to this has helped my entire family feel more empowered. This concept is so important when it comes to praising your kids, so I’m showing you why you would want to speak growth mindset and how to use this concept to boost your child’s positive self-i…
 
Today on Raising Adults, cue all the fireworks as Kira and Deana celebrate the season four finale! Can you believe it? Join us as we talk about what we learned this season, how we grew as people and parents, as well as what's coming next season. "We get so busy, and life gets so frenetic and fast-paced that I think we can forget, and I certainly ha…
 
I’m sharing an experience of when my son had one of his biggest storms, and exactly what I did to get through it. It is possible to connect with your kids while they are storming, and I’m showing you how to use what I learned that day to do this and survive the storm. Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeacefulparent.com/24…
 
Today on Raising Adults, we discuss the age where littles are hitting, biting, and breaking things. We share some tips on how we've tackled this phase with our littles that align with our FFP philosophy. Join us today as we share tools that parents can use for dealing with this developmentally appropriate, though challenging, phase. "Make sure that…
 
Have you ever lost your shiz with your kids? Maybe you behaved in a way you wish you hadn’t. That’s what I’m diving into today. Find out how to apologize when you’ve made a mistake and how my four-step apology will help you model the behavior you want your kids to learn. You and your kids deserve to feel deeply connected, and this episode will help…
 
Today, Kira and Deana have the opportunity to chat with Janet Allison and Jennifer LW Fink about closing the gender gap using communication, context, and conversation. Janet is a mother, former teacher, and currently a family coach, author, and podcaster. Jennifer is a mother of four boys, a writer, and a podcaster. Together they co-host the popula…
 
Hear why having rules is so important and how I learned the importance of them in my own family. If you are struggling to be consistent with the rules you’re setting, this episode will help you create cooperation and connection in your family, so don't miss it! Get full show notes and more information here: https://thepeacefulparent.com/22…
 
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Today on Raising Adults we dive into this age-old question that so many kids get peppered with from adults. It's an interesting question considering so many of us are probably still trying to figure it out ourselves. Brace yourselves; Kira came up with an acronym in this episode! So, join us today as we un…
 
I'm sharing 5 tips for helping your children to feel their feelings and why acknowledging your child’s feelings is vital to a cooperative relationship. When children develop a feelings vocabulary, they develop a higher emotional intelligence and the ability to function as an adult, so I’m showing you how to model this work yourself to help your chi…
 
Today on Raising Adults, Deana and Kira talk about embracing your “flawsome” as parents. Do you sometimes struggle with comparison or look at other parents and feel like they do it all, have it all, and manage to offer their children everything? If this is you, then don't miss this episode! "It’s about doing the best you're capable of and saying, t…
 
I’m sharing three things I want you to know about strong-willed kids and why they require a different parenting approach than other kids. Once you discover the right tools and tactics, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the tantrums and meltdowns disappear, and I’m showing you how to end the never-ending power struggles and create peace in your home w…
 
In today’s episode, Deana and Kira have the opportunity to chat with Amy Carney about Future Focused foster/adoptive parenting. She is the author of Parent on Purpose-A Courageous Approach to Raising Children in a Complicated World and 100 Questions for Mom- a Journal for Reflection and Connection. She is a public speaker, content creator, and prod…
 
I’m sharing the problem with trying to connect with your child in the middle of a storm and teaching you how to hold space and let the storm run its course. During a storm, there is nothing you can offer your kids to soothe, calm, or regulate them, so I’m showing you how to teach your kids to allow their feelings to move through their bodies and ho…
 
In today's episode, Kira and Deana talk about teaching kids to spot unsafe relationships. Learn what signs to look for if you suspect they are in an unsafe relationship and some resources that you and your children can use. Unsurprisingly, Deana has come up with a helpful acronym to help families remember what to look for and what to do if they see…
 
Discover why I do the work I do and why I want to change the world, one family at a time. Hear what peaceful parenting means to me and some ways that I believe you can create a transformation with your kids. My goal every day is to be a better mom than I was yesterday, and this episode is filled with wisdom to help you do the same. Get full show no…
 
Curious to know Kira's and Deana's whys for peer pressure? Wondering what the three pillars of the Future Focused Parenting philosophy are and how you can apply them? Be sure to listen as Kira and Deana dive into these questions and so much more. "You have to be willing to say, actually, my value system is stronger than my fear." - Kira Dorrian "Th…
 
Join me this week as I share why your kids aren’t disrespecting you and what’s actually going on instead. For the sake of your parenting happiness, you have to drop the thoughts that your kids don’t respect you, and this week, I’m showing you how to shift your perspective and dispel the myth that your kids are even capable of doing so, while streng…
 
Laura Hernandez and her husband, Tony, live in the Dallas area, raising seven biological and three adopted children. That's right; they have ten amazing children - She's our hero! Laura created Mama Systems to help others bring peace to their homes through customized systems. She offers coaching and courses that help families live more intentionall…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing three reasons to move away from no, stop, and don’t, and showing you what to say instead to get your kids to listen. This small change will result in you seeing your kids in a much more positive light, and by focusing on the positives, you can be your kids’ coach instead of their critic. Get full show notes and more inf…
 
Deana and Kira chat about the difference between correcting our kids and criticizing them. How can we be sure to come across with love, kindness and understanding when we need to correct a behavior? How can we keep in check what we can expect of them and what they might only be learning as they grow? And, how can we keep ourselves calm in the proce…
 
Kira and Deana chat with Bill Brady of Troomi Wireless about how to keep kids safe online, on their devices and more. Bill shares some of the ways parents can create trust with their children around technology use as well as help their children learn the skills necessary to navigate social media, app use, email and messaging in a way that is safe n…
 
Join me this week as I share what is really happening with your child when they claim to hate you. Sometimes kids that need the most love ask for it in the worst ways, and “I hate you” is a perfect example of this. I’m sharing a 5 step process you can take the next time you experience this, that will work for you every single time. Get full show no…
 
Kira and Deana discuss re-entry as the pandemic shifts and the world starts to open up again. How do we support our kids? How do we help them to be understanding of each other and the variety of experiences their friends may have had? How do we teach them the compassion, empathy and patience they will need for others and for themselves as we begin …
 
Join us this week for a front-row seat into the mind, actions, and attitude of a strong-willed kid. My son, Malcolm, shares the best and worst thing about being a strong-willed kid and some tips, tools, ideas, and advice for parents to create connection rather than demand cooperation with their kids. Get full show notes and more information here: h…
 
Deana and Kira talk with Sandy Fowler, stress relief coach and host of the Mighty Parenting podcast. Sandy shares tips for creating stress solutions that actually fit into your busy life as well as ways to make the most of sleep, and create quick and easy stress relief moments throughout the day. More about Sandy: https://sandyfowler.com https://mi…
 
Tune in this week to discover how to hit rewind on your parenting with one of my favorite tools: The Do-Over. I’m sharing why the way we tend to want to deal with disrespectful behavior is counterproductive, and what you can do instead to gain perspective and easily deescalate any situation. Get full show notes and more information here: https://th…
 
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