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.
Ep. 62 Trying To Do It Right
When feeling discomfort in relation to your child - they are on the computer too long, you won't get to be on time, or they refuse to eat your well-balanced meal - lean into and underneath the discomfort. Instead of feeding the mental ideal of how things are supposed to go, take a moment to put yourself in your child's position.
Tune into this episode to hear more about why this supports your relationship with your child.
Ep. 61 Gratitude For What IS
Creating a gratitude practice is BIG in the conscious parenting world, yet in reflecting on my early training in when to express gratitude, it felt more like an obligation. Someone gave me a gift, or did something for me and whether I liked it or not I was expected to say "thank you". It became a learned habit rather than a wellspring of true feeling.
Tune in for a new view on gratitude.
Ep. 60 Seeing Through the Eyes of Innocence
Hearing the word innocence in adulthood, what comes up?
I imagine a curiosity, experiencing everything for the first time, innocent from conclusions or the meaning of anything.
Looking through my conditioned adult lens I imagine acting childish and relinquishing responsibility for being a good parent. Negating the innocent seeing that is still available from my true self, I see through the lens of "right" or "wrong".
Tune in to this episode to hear more!
Ep. 59 Creating Stability for Your Child
In my experience, it takes some courage to change old strategies. It is counter instinctual to go back into those very intense feelings that as a child I had worked so hard to get away from.
But also I recognize I must have stability in myself if I want to offer it to my child. That's why I created the Safe Seat process. If you don't know what that is, go to my website, purejoyparenting.com
Ep. 58 Judge-mentality
Next time you hear a judgy thought, especially about your child's behavior, see what happens if you stop fueling the storyline. Take the judgment inside and be with it. Offer it kindness. Inquire. My question to myself is, "do you need to feel right in this moment? What might happen if you open your curiosity to why she acted that way instead of going to your judgment that you are right and she is wrong?
Tune into this episode to hear more about my deep inquiry journey with judgment!
Ep. 57 Stepping Out Of Time
My concept of time tends to be very linear. One step leads to the next, to the next. When I need to be somewhere I start marking out my steps so I can get to where I am going on time. However it was clear from a very young age, my daughter didn’t live in a linear time as I did. She had her own sense of time and space, based more in the present moment. It drove me crazy!
Tune into this episode to explore Stepping Out of Time!
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Total Game Changer!
Finding Purejoy Parenting set me and my family on a new path in life. I was a tired mom of 6 and had tried so many different ways ‘fix’ us that just added to the heap of guilt and shame I felt about my emotional melt downs- it wasn’t pretty. The gift of this work was finding myself in the midst of my parenting. Rather than seeing myself as the problem I began to see layers of trying to please others that were in the way of me open heartedly connecting with my children- that’s all we wanted. So grateful for this new format- that I can get short and poignant ongoing support to be present in the moment with my family! Thank you Purejoy Parenting!
Eye Opening & Life Changing
Leslie has changed my parenting behavior and I am so very grateful. Once you understand & begin practicing her processes things become so clear. One of my biggest learnings is that our little ones are not here to hurt us & frustrate us. They are learning to deal with the world and situations in the best way they know how. I have learned to be more calm & "pause" before reacting. Love the podcast! Thank you Leslie!
Hearing this podcast is reassuring that we may not know what to do or what is going on and not have the answer.we must be true to ourselves and learn to relate with love and not passing in the pain we have.