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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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Hey Mama! Do you ever feel stuck in your parenting? Does your child have behavior that drives you crazy- you want to get rid of it! You've probably tried so many things to get it to stop! Of course, Mama- it can be so intense to stay with the feelings that come up in you- you might find yourself throwing that hot potato right back as we talked abou…
 
Attunement- a word often used in attachment parenting, or conscious parenting, about tuning into your child's feelings. What is not often talked about is how attuning can often bring up uncomfortable or unresolved feelings inside of you, feelings you have organized your life not to feel. Tune into this week's podcast to hear more about the energy o…
 
This week’s podcast wraps up a 4 part series we’ve been working through over the last few weeks- about The Origins of Mom-guilt! We talked about true cooperation versus demanding compliance, how to be with the heat of rage, and the heaviness of disappointment, and this week we are turning to another feeling that you most likely don’t like! But any …
 
We've been working through some of the energetic dynamics that show up in your parenting. Cooperations vs Compliance, the Energetics of Rage, and this week we are going to take a closer look at what happens when you get disappointed in your parenting. You know this, yeah? How you promise you will do better, be better- not yell, or force, that you w…
 
Red hot rage! Do you know about this? When you ask your child to do something and they say 'NO'! Whew! It can be so intense to feel anger and rage in the face of your child. And yet that fire is there. You might yell, scream, raise your voice or lash out. Tune into this week's episode to hear more about how to work with the energetics of rage in yo…
 
More than likely you want your child to cooperate, yeah? And what happens when they don't? If they say no? Do you get frustrated? Demand? Seek for their compliance? It can be a lot! In this week's episode, Leslie talks about what supports a cooperative spirit in children, and what doesn't. Hear about ways to recognize where you might be holding a h…
 
This week on Parenting Paused- Leslie shares one of the Pillars of Purejoy- Support vs Helping. These aspects of the Purejoy way came out of a deep inquiry into the relationship dynamics as her daughter grew up. When you want to help someone, you must see them as helpless. Tune into this week's episode to hear what shifting to support would be like…
 
What was your childhood like? Who were you as a child? Your early experience can show up in sneaky ways and become the source of suffering in your parenting. At Purejoy we support you to check out those early strategies and see what updating them might be like. Usually, it’s quite a positive experience to get support for that challenge and grow you…
 
Do others try an influence the way you parent? Are you asked about what you are doing? Purejoy is here to support you to be true to yourself- which can be hard sometimes! To unpack your conditioning back towards your own knowing and trust yourself. We do this by creating an environment where you can discover your own personal brilliance! Tune in th…
 
In the US we just celebrated Mother's day- how did that go for you? What is the current aftermath? Such a ripe time to consider what happened versus your expectations- no matter how you perceive it went- right? Tune into this week's episode for a deeper consideration of where those expectations come from and how they show up in your parenting. www.…
 
What do you hold sacred in your parenting? We each probably have a different definition of what sacred means- and how does that come into your parenting? Tune into this week's episode to hear more about what it might look like to hold the present moment as a sacred experience of being with your child. www.purejoyparenting.com leslie@purejoyparentin…
 
You are probably familiar with the expression "you hurt my feelings!" Yeah? In this week's episode of parenting Paused Leslie shares a new way to look at what's going on below the surface of the ways you are relating with your kiddos when it seems like they are 'making you feel' a certain way. You'll hear what empowerment is available to you when y…
 
Our culture highly values knowledge and intelligence. Approaching parenting from a headspace creates a division that launches you out of the present moment with your child. Tune into this week's episode to hear what Leslie has to say about what it's like to parent through the heart. Purejoy is getting ready for the fourth Purejoy Parent Coach Certi…
 
Do you trust your own inner voice? It can be so tricky to notice your own inner voice in a world that has trained you to seek external confirmation for any decision you make? Tune into this week’s episode to hear more about the Purejoy view and pick up some clues about how to turn towards your own inner voice and support your child to do the same!…
 
Growing up in your home you took on a certain view…often it was your caregiver's view of the world. Since you were young you saw the world the way your caregivers did. Even though as you grew your view changed and often times was counter to your caregivers, when you get emotionally triggered your early view arises. Tune into this week's episode to …
 
When my daughter started behaving in ways I didn’t think she should I was flummoxed. I thought inside “I’m treating her well and meeting all her needs on-demand so what am I doing wrong?” She was acting defiant and expressing a lot of rage and this wasn’t part of my parenting plan which I was sure was going to work. Tune in to hear more!…
 
How do we support healthy self-esteem in our children? The first place to start is looking inside to your self-esteem. When I took a deep dive inside I realized how insecure I felt in my parenting. I looked “good” on the outside because I was sitting in the seat of “power” and yet this was to cover my insecurity inside. Tune into this week's episod…
 
I found when looking outside for advice or methods to control my daughter’s behavior I wasn’t trusting my internal wisdom. Comparing myself with other parents was brutal. It seemed at the time that other parents didn’t struggle as much as I did. Tune into this episode to hear more about how I turned towards my own knowing, and how Purejoy supports …
 
The reason we find it challenging not to take things personally is that when our children lash out it feels personal because of the story we’ve told ourselves - about ourselves. We tell ourselves stories about what it means when our children say things about us, or when they won’t listen to us. Tune into this week's episode to hear more about not t…
 
The holiday season is now in full swing. The decorations, the shopping, the family gatherings, and celebrations. It’s a wonderful time of year! But it can also be stressful, especially visiting family. Choosing to parent your children differently than how you were parented can be a stress point when going home for the holiday. Tune in to this episo…
 
If reading this I KNOW you are seeking to create an environment for your children to feel loved and supported in living into their brilliance. We have a strong desire to offer them unconditional love and an environment different than what we grew up in and yet at the same time question our parenting since it looks so different than how we were rais…
 
Do you ever hear yourself saying to your kids, “You need to…..” Maybe, it's cleaning their room, or eating their vegetables….homework anyone? Of course, you need your child to do what they are supposed to do, right? And yet, when you refuse to take responsibility for it being your need, not your child's you are giving them a mixed message. Tune int…
 
Do you believe you know what is best for your child? I know, I sure did. The parenting paradigm most of us were exposed to carries this view. The limitation of this view is that we find ourselves projecting onto our children the experiences we had which parallel theirs. Tune into this episode to hear more about healthy separation. www.purejoyparent…
 
Have you noticed how transitions can be both exciting and scary? Settling into a rhythm, a pattern, or a way of being feels safe and secure, and yet in the river of life, there is always a flow. Children are constantly shifting and changing as they grow and develop. And yet, it is easy as parents to crystallize our view coming to a conclusion about…
 
Ever feel misunderstood and judged by the way you parent? Do others think you are permissive and question your style? If others are not interested in hearing how you parent and, out of their discomfort, keep telling you how “wrong” you are for messing up your child, do you listen? Tune into this week's episode to hear more about coming together in …
 
Seeing what your child is actually doing instead of focusing and believing they are ONLY doing the negative sends a message to your child that they are a whole human being experiencing positive and negative. If you focus only on the negative your child is hearing over and over they have a deficit which becomes their internal self-talk. The more bal…
 
As a parent, it is easy, to think what you believe is “right” casting your child as in the “wrong”. When this happens righteousness pops up defending and justifying your actions of pushing, pulling, or forcing your child to live into your high values. I’m here to offer you another way of seeing. What if thinking you are right is just your first STO…
 
Synchronicity in parenting is the occurrence of meaningful coincidences that seem to have no cause. Tapping into this field offers a different lens to view certain situations and to enter a realm out of the ordinary. Have you ever thought of someone and you end up running into them at the store? Hmmmmm! What is that? Tune into this week's episode t…
 
When I adopted my daughter I was SURE I had it all together. I was going to be the best parent in the world and I was READY for my mission. So, when I found myself in the weeds struggling to get my 4-year-old to listen, I noticed that I was withdrawing love and protecting my heart. This led to a deep inquiry about what was going on inside my heart …
 
I learned when my daughter was young, I realized I had to be willing to see through her eyes. When I began to do this, things looked very, very different. My daughter is more of a present-moment child. She doesn’t focus on the future. Dropping into this practice has given me a life full of inspiration- tune into this episode to learn how you might …
 
Have you ever considered the intense pressure your child feels to meet your needs? If not, let’s take a little time to explore. "You need to eat your food, you need to put on your shoes, you need to do your homework, You need to get off the computer, You need to do your chores, You need to hurry up, You need to listen to me…..” And yet, what if you…
 
I never thought of myself as an arrogant person. Honestly, I had quite the judgment about folks I perceived as arrogant. Then I became a parent! YIKES. Arrogance showed up quickly and furiously when my daughter didn’t behave in ways that supported my idea of being a “good” mother. Tune into this week's episode to hear more about my journey to disco…
 
Do you ever think your child didn’t come with an instruction manual? Well, what if they did and yet you aren’t interested in reading it? Why would this be? In my experience, my parenting manual (conscious loving mother) often gave contradictory instructions to her innate knowing and instructions. Determined to follow mine I often felt like I was tr…
 
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