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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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Tune in this week for a follow-up conversation with Lyra. We’re discussing what worked in creating more connection with her sons, and what she wants to work on in the future. And of course, the tools we’re discussing are applicable across all age groups, so I’m encouraging you to think about how you can implement these tools in your own home. Get f…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira discuss the changing face of education with guest Victoria Ransom from Prisma. We dive into what options exist outside of the conventional model, why the conventional model is failing some of our kids and how to find the right fit for your children. Victoria, an entrepreneur since her early twent…
 
Discover how can we introduce new energies to our children, not through our words, but through our modeling. We all think we have a good idea of what not to do, but I’m asking you this week to dig a little deeper and see if you’re walking your talk and setting the kind of example you want your kids to follow. Get full show notes and more informatio…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira discuss the question “How do I know when my child is ready to___________?” Together they talk about everything from leaving kids home alone, to owning their own devices, to when you might expect your little one to be able to tie their own shoes (spoiler alert: Kira’s answer may shock you!) Today'…
 
Tune in this week for some real-world coaching with Lyra as I share my tips and tools to help her deal with her strong-willed child. Hear how to make mundane tasks more appealing to your kids, and how to resist the urge to go into punitive mode when your child is behaving in a way that triggers you. Get full show notes and more information here: ht…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, the laundry room and coat closet experience a takeover by Kira and Deana’s kiddos: Cienna, Marc, Rhys, and Rhia! Together these future adults are sharing what’s really going on in kids’ minds and talking about what they want their parents to know. Today's discussion includes: Introductions (7:07) Today's why (7…
 
This week I’m sharing what is really happening when your kid has an after-school meltdown and showing you how to manage these meltdowns with calm and empathy. Discover why the after-school meltdown is actually a compliment to you as a parent (yep - you read that right!) and hear 5 steps you can use to help your child work through the after-school m…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira wrap up their three-week series of "I Do It," "We Do It," “You Do It." This final “You Do It” phase of ages 10 and up is where we truly begin handing off responsibility and shifting into more of a coaching role as parents. Today's discussion includes: Recap of "I Do It" and "We Do It" (2:23) Our …
 
Tune in this week to hear five success stories from parents who have faced challenges with their children and used what they’ve learned on the podcast to turn things around and create peace and cooperation in their families. You can use these tools at any stage, any age, no matter how many kids you have, and these stories are evidence of this. Get …
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, we head into the second part of our three-week series. Last week we covered the "IDo It" phase of parenting, and today we are talking about the "We Do It" phase. This 5-10 age range is where we truly begin balancing responsibilities with privileges and move into a more collaborative part of the parenting journe…
 
This week, Gail shares her learnings, insights, and discoveries from the grandparent perspective on the journey to peaceful parenting. She is such a wonderful role model and shows us how she supports her daughter in parenting strong-willed kids and her advice for other grandparents in the same position. Get full show notes and more information here…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, we kick off a three-week series applying our framework of "I Do It, We Do It, You Do It" to your parenting journey. We will break down the different stages of parenting and talk about what it means to be a Future Focused Parent in each stage. "If you're fortunate enough to have small people, this is where you n…
 
This week I show you why you have the power to change the way you respond to your child’s actions without your child changing their behavior. Triggers hold a lot of power over us, but only if we let them, so I’m sharing a tool that immediately changed my parenting for the better, and that can do the same for you. Get full show notes and more inform…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira talk about mean kids, bullies and their parents. Be sure to tune in and listen as we dive into bullying, how it's changed over the years and how there is a difference between “mean kids” and “bullies.” Stay tuned until the end to find out who’s celebrating a birthday in September!! "In those mome…
 
Hear how Troomi solves the problem of technology for kids, and the top 3 things Bill Brady, CEO of Troomi, wants every parent to know about kids and technology. Technology is here to stay, so we’re showing you how to create an environment to help your kids navigate it, and ensure your kids stay safe while using technology. Get full show notes and m…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, we have the opportunity to double date with the hosts of the popular podcast What Fresh Hell - Laughing in the Face of Motherhood, Amy Wilson and Margaret Ables. Be sure to tune in and listen as we dive into what it means to be "that mom" and how we can best advocate for our kids. "When advocating for your kid,…
 
Coaching gives you the opportunity to create transformation in your family, so I want you to listen closely to this week's episode to learn what to do when you feel triggered by your kids’ procrastination. The tools I'm sharing are universal across all age ranges, so listen in and learn how to bring these tools to your own home to overcome procrast…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira talk about supporting future focused grandparents and the complexities that entails. Don't miss this episode! "The most important question grandparents can ask of their adult children is, where do I need to match you and where can I depart from that and just enjoy being a grandparent?" - Deana Th…
 
If you’re ready to stop threatening and punishing your kid every time they misbehave, you need this episode. I tell you exactly how to set empathetic limits and how to enforce them with love and guidance. I give you specific examples that show you what this looks like, and share some tools to use while setting limits. Get full show notes and more i…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira talk about tattoos, piercings and body modifications. Join us as we discuss how critical thinking skills are key to this conversation, regrets and triggers for parents, and Kira's cautionary tale. Be sure to tune in! "Sometimes regrets are important. You learn things from your regrets. And while …
 
I explain the problem with punishing your child and how to create a safe environment where they can learn from their mistakes. I’m sharing a useful peaceful parenting tool to help guide your children without punishing them and showing you the importance of setting limits and connecting with your child. Get full show notes and more information here:…
 
In today's episode of Raising Adults, we talk about the full-time, part-time, stay-at-home decision. There are so many variations of what this scenario may look like, and it's a huge decision parents have to make. We share our perspectives and what we've experienced along the way. Don't worry...even though Deana doesn't have an acronym, she's not l…
 
We're sharing three strategies to help you prepare for the return to the classroom and some tips and advice about how to best support your kids with the transition. Hear all about the incredible work Aimee does and how her work impacts the lives of so many children, and what you can do to ease the anxiety you may be facing as your child returns to …
 
Today on Raising Adults, we welcome Jen Riday of the Vibrant Happy Women Podcast to the show. Jen helps burned-out, overwhelmed moms get off the hamster wheel and find balance so they can love their lives again. As a mom of 6 with a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies and host of the Vibrant Happy Women Podcast, Jen gives women tools that…
 
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…
 
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