25 episodes

Explores gentle parenting through the lens of our Catholic faith. How can our faith influence our parenting? How can our parenting choices strengthen our faith? I'll offer plenty of practical parenting tips, but I also hope to inspire parents to see themselves as disciple-parents evangelizing their children through their parenting practices.

Gentle Catholic Parenting Podcast Kim Cameron-Smith

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Explores gentle parenting through the lens of our Catholic faith. How can our faith influence our parenting? How can our parenting choices strengthen our faith? I'll offer plenty of practical parenting tips, but I also hope to inspire parents to see themselves as disciple-parents evangelizing their children through their parenting practices.

    Make Discipline Easy with Routines & Rituals (Ep. 25)

    Make Discipline Easy with Routines & Rituals (Ep. 25)

    In this podcast, I explain why structure is one of the most effective discipline tools for any parent to keep in their parenting toolbox. When you have a strong structure in your home that includes many routines, rituals, and a familiar rhythm that your child can depend on, your child is less likely to resist you when you need him to do something. Routines also allow you to mentor your child in what maturity looks like even before he arrives at maturity.

    • 20 min
    Protecting Play Time in Your Catholic Home (Ep. 24)

    Protecting Play Time in Your Catholic Home (Ep. 24)

    We're continuing our routines and routines series by focusing on PLAY today! Play is the engine of emotional, social, and spiritual growth in our kids. We can use routines and rituals to ensure we set aside time for play in our homes. In this podcast: What is play? Why do kids need play? Tips for playing with your kids and tips for creating invitations for your child’s solitary play.

    • 28 min
    Win Bedtime Battles with Rituals and Routines! (Ep. 23)

    Win Bedtime Battles with Rituals and Routines! (Ep. 23)

    Practicing regular routines and rituals at bedtime is one of the best things we can do to reduce bedtime battles with our kids. In this podcast: Why kids do better with regular bedtime routines, tips for different types of bedtime rituals, and an introduction to bridging separation at bedtime.

    • 25 min
    Dusting Off the Family Table (Ep. 22)

    Dusting Off the Family Table (Ep. 22)

    In this first installment of my family rituals podcast series, I'm talking about dusting off the family table! The family dinner is a wonderful everyday ritual for anchoring our day. It provides a natural opportunity for fostering conversation and connection after being apart during the day.

    • 20 min
    The Secret to Enduring Happiness (Ep. 21)

    The Secret to Enduring Happiness (Ep. 21)

    Philosophers and theologians tell us that worldy pleasures and honor can't make us happy for very long; the secret to enduring happiness is self-transcendence. What does this mean, for parents in particular?

    • 26 min
    Why Pleasure & Success Won’t Make You Happy (Ep. 20)

    Why Pleasure & Success Won’t Make You Happy (Ep. 20)

    It's true: pleasure and success won't make you happy; at least not for very long. Many people spend most of their time pursuing pleasure and success, but, In this show, I explain why they occupy the lowest rungs on the ladder of authentic happiness.

    • 29 min

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