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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
This podcast will help all parents with kids of all ages to learn how to decode the mysteries and challenges of being a parent in today's challenging times. We will concentrate on practical parenting approaches that you as a parent can use right away! There are tips and tricks as well as plenty of real life stories to help you see that you can make a difference in your family's life in simple yet noticeable ways. In order for your kids to change, you need to change first! The ripple effect i ...
 
Do you feel that parenting teens is the biggest job you’ll ever have? Are you wondering about how to help your child discover his or her unique potential? Are you dedicated to raising a child with character and integrity? Based on the Hyde School’s philosophy of “parents are the primary teachers and the home is the primary classroom,” this podcast was created to help parents understand just how to put this philosophy in place in the home, and to discover the transformative outcomes that happ ...
 
David Washburn is 16 and his life is unraveling. Sheila, his mom, is desperate and thinking: What is happening to my son, and what can I do to help? The Teen Mind hunts for answers to these questions, while following David and his family as they struggle with his anxiety and anger. Not a parent? Don’t worry. This show is for anyone who is curious about how the mind works, and how to get along better with those closest to you. Tags: parenting, parenting teens, teen depression, teen anxiety, t ...
 
In each podcast, “Beyond Good Intentions” with Kristen Duke, shares a heartfelt discussion with guests on topics related to parenting teenagers. Whether you are currently in the trenches with teens, or hanging with toddlers, this is for you, it doesn't hurt to PLAN AHEAD! You'll walk away with strategies for deliberate parenting that help to move beyond good intentions to a stronger family. Kristen, a mother of 4, has shared her passion for strengthening families and building strong relation ...
 
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The way we talk to ourselves is incredibly important and yet so many of our thoughts are subtle and often sabotage us in our desire to create the kind of life we want to have. Just as much as you are what you EAT, you are what you SPEAK. In this episode, I share tools to help you notice and pinpoint that subtle, sneaky, sabotaging self-talk so you …
 
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…
 
Let’s face it, all we know about how to be in a relationship is what was modeled for us by our parents, or what we see in the media. We are never really taught how to be in a relationship. With all relationships, there will be conflict and that is something we definitely haven’t been taught. This makes life complicated because we all have important…
 
We've become addicted to fault finding and playing the self-blame game and it's hurting us more than we know. For something that seems small or inconsequential because we think we're only hurting ourselves, it's actually one of the most toxic forms of emotional abuse and it's got to stop. This practice expounds on our perceived weaknesses and over …
 
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…
 
I’m talking with the super talented Life Coach, Dawn Taylor. She isn’t just a magical coach and can help you untangle your own trauma; she has overcome her own. In this episode we talk about how our trauma comes from generations before us - ever wonder why you start talking like your mother when you swore you wouldn’t!? How our trauma impacts us in…
 
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…
 
If you are a mom who’s an entrepreneur or professional, this episode is for you! So often, after we have kids, we get overwhelmed because we are doing ALL THE THINGS. There is a freedom in saying no, to prioritizing what’s the most important to you. My guest, Susan Stutzel knows exactly what this is like from her own experience in her early days as…
 
Richard Rohr once said, "Transformation is often more about unlearning than learning." How do you unbelieve? How do you stop believing things that aren't serving you? Even master Yoda admonished, "You must unlearn what you have learned". All throughout our lives, we pick up a lot of thoughts, beliefs, and biases that might be doing more harm than g…
 
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 …
 
I can’t name one parent I’ve talked to, that doesn’t feel the weight of all the things once they have kids! I also don’t know any parents that wish their kids would help out LESS! HA!! I’m excited to introduce you to my guest, parenting expert, JoAnn Crohn, who has cracked the cooperation code and is showing us how to get our kids to help out more!…
 
Sometimes we think we "should" heal faster. We give ourselves a time frame or what we think is "acceptable" towards our emotional healing and we get frustrated and even angry at times when we haven't "moved on" yet or progressed "enough". But what does that really mean? And what is that kind of pressure doing to your ability to progress? More impor…
 
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…
 
What is the difference between a standard and a boundary anyway? Well, my guest Bridget Richard is helping us understand the difference so we can live our lives with more authenticity and peace! In short, she says that a standard is a “start behavior” that is based on your wants and needs and a boundary is a “stop behavior” based on controlling the…
 
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…
 
Yup...I’m doing it, I’m talking about intimacy and sex in this episode! Let’s face it, isn’t our relationship with our spouses one of the first things to suffer when we have kids? I know mine has in the past, and my husband and I now make it a priority to spend time together. But what do you do if your relationship is on the rocks? I’m BEYOND happy…
 
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…
 
We all want the best for our kids and having a great education is part of that. How often have you thought about your chid’s education after high school? If you want them to get into a good college, when should you start thinking about it? Thankfully, we have people like Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, who helps guide parents and their kids through the pro…
 
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…
 
I honour all families no matter how they come together. This week, I’m talking with Steve Disslehorst who, as a gay man, wanted to expand his family to become a dad. He is now the proud dad of two kids...but the journey was less than easy. Steve talks about his rollercoaster journey in his book, Determined to Be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience …
 
In this podcast I cover a few things. First, what do bad teachers look like? How do they behave? Next, what can you do about it as a parent and, lastly, what can your child do about making it through the year in once piece having learned what they need to. Three types of bad teachers: Fluffy - ones that are nice but don't teach the material Boring …
 
In this episode I talk with Dr. Weisinger about their approach of transforming harmful parental pressure into healthy pressure. He has just released a new book with Dr. Christopher Thurber, The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure: A Positive Approach to Pushing Your Child to Be Their Best Self. This book provides a roadmap for parents to engage in he…
 
Join me in this episode where I talk to Emily Christensen about how to take the shame out of pornography discussions with our kids and teach it alongside healthy sexuality. It's a game changer! To connect with Emily: She absolutely welcomes any DM's or emails with questions. Reach out to her on IG @emilychristensencoaching or email her at emily@emi…
 
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…
 
We all want our kids to do well in school, but we don’t really teach them how...Like how to work through assignments, manage time, study properly, set goals, etc. There are so many things at play when it comes to school and as parents, when our kids are struggling it makes us worry about their future and we might slip into hyper focusing on school,…
 
I love questions. Questions invite personal revelation. Questions provide opportunities to grow, to learn, and to increase our capacity for confidence. Every tenth episode I bring you a favorite book, teacher, influencer, and in this milestone episode, I'm bringing you 10! Make sure to grab a pen and paper because these questions have the potential…
 
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:…
 
I loved talking to Emma and hearing her perspective about what it's like to be a single adult member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is helping bridge the gap often felt between the younger and older generations. You will love her energy and spirit. Emma is a young professional who loves being in a business world and surroun…
 
“Tricky behavior” can often be challenging and confronting for parents, these children are the ones that are often incredibly gifted academically or creatively and frequently grow up to be the movers and shakers of the world. Passive resistance, competitive, manipulative, aggressive, moody or argumentative traits can often disguise anxieties and st…
 
Far too often we tend to settle with just "okay" things, an "okay" job, an "okay" house, an "okay" relationship...not because we don't know what we really want but because we don't actually believe we deserve it. If deep down you're still running with the, "I don't deserve it" track it's not going to be possible for you to have it, and it's not tha…
 
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 …
 
Do you have a kid who is always seeking attention? They are pulling on you, saying “Mommy, mommy, watch me!” Or maybe they try to one up anyone just to make themselves look bigger or better than others. Maybe they’ll even make things up to do that? In this episode you'll learn why your kids are acting that way and how to bring new skills into the m…
 
On July 27th Instagram announced that they are creating an experience that’s safe and private for young people (age 13-16). This is good news for parents who worry about their children’s activity on the app. My guest on this episode is Instagram’s Head of Safety and Wellbeing, Vaishnavi. She explains how Instagram is taking a layered approach to ma…
 
There are a great many things we just don't know, and to adjust and move forward, your amazing brain "fills in the blanks" with thoughts that it thinks might be helpful or useful but is oftentimes NOT. Join me this week as I help you navigate those waters with four helpful and productive fillers that will keep you CONFIDENT and moving forward!…
 
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…
 
In this episode Mary interviews author Elaine Taylor-Kraus from ImpactParents about her new book: The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More This guide gives all parents a guide in how to best help their children overcome their challenges in healthy, loving and practical ways. Whether or not you have a child who has bee…
 
I’m so happy to be speaking with Hollywood actress, from NCIS LA, Renee Felice Smith! In this episode we are talking about FUR BABIES! Renee has written the sweetest book about her late Frenchie, Hugo, called Hugo and The Impossible Thing. In the book she shares a heartwarming story of how to conquer big challenges in your life! This book will be a…
 
You know how uncomfortable it feels when someone has already made false assumptions about you. Even before you open your mouth they have formed an opinion and it feels awful because they're not really "seeing" you and yet we do this with people almost daily. This practice is hurting your ability to connect and feel confident! This week I offer you …
 
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