162 episodes

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.

Parenting Paused Leslie Potter

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

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. 162 Is This Permissive Parenting?

    Ep. 162 Is This Permissive Parenting?

    Oh no!!!! Is this PERMISSIVE parenting?!?!? (dun dun DUN!!!!!) 😨
    After parents learn about the Purejoy Parenting philosophy, it's pretty common for people to ask... am I just letting my kid do whatever they want?
    One thing that differentiates Purejoy from other Parenting styles is that the focus is on a level deeper than behavior. 🤔
    Who are you without your conditioning?
    Who is your child?
    How are you supporting the child you have?
    Check out this week's episode to discover more!

    • 8 min
    Ep. 161 Parenting The Child You Have

    Ep. 161 Parenting The Child You Have

    You live in a culture that tells you how your children "should be". Through the ages and stages, there is a lot of info that expects your child to measure up.
    In Purejoy, we go a little deeper by supporting you in looking internally. What need are you trying to meet when you expect your child to act or be a certain way different than they are?
    In Purejoy we view everyone as deserving love for who they are. Including YOU!
    Listen to this week's podcast episode, where Leslie shares what she learned the hard way!
    Hear the questions she asked herself as she learned to parent the child she had, instead of the child that lived in her fantasy.

    • 6 min
    Ep. 160 Exploring vs. Explaining

    Ep. 160 Exploring vs. Explaining

    This week's episode explores the difference between exploring and explaining.
    Do you find yourself exploring with your child what's going on- their experience, showing up for them to explore their world, how they see things, the conclusions they're coming to, the meanings they're concluding?
    Or do you explain how the world works, how they're supposed to think, what they're supposed to do, and how they can be 'right' depending on how you experience the world?

    There is a strong tendency, especially when feeling powerless and uncomfortable with their actions, to fall back on explaining how things are.
    Tune in to hear alternatives to explaining and encouragement for how to be more curious with your child and their experience. 

    • 5 min
    Ep. 159 Examining Our Conditioning

    Ep. 159 Examining Our Conditioning

    Are you a student of Parenting?
    If you are here, you probably had an inspiration to research "how to parent".
    Maybe you wanted to do things differently from your parents.
    Maybe you found that what you were doing was not working.
    Maybe after all the conscious parenting books, podcasts, lectures... you still perceive that the way you parent isn't "working".
    Do you hear the internal judgment there?
    In this week's Parenting Paused podcast, you will explore the secret sauce... kindness to self!
    What would it be like to be kind to yourself when you just don't know?

    • 6 min
    Ep. 158 Starting Anew

    Ep. 158 Starting Anew

    Starting anew is the focus this week in Purejoy.
    What does that even mean? How do you enter your days by stepping into the intimacy of the moment?
    Especially with parenting it often feels easier to fall back on book knowledge and conditioned thinking to guide you forward.
    Tune into this week's episode to hear more about trusting in your capacity to enter each moment and to parent from your heart. 
    It is a mighty task especially if you were trained to doubt yourself and your wisdom. 

    • 7 min
    Ep. 157 Working With Discomfort

    Ep. 157 Working With Discomfort

    What does it mean to be happy? This is the question we are taking a look at in this week’s episode of Parenting Paused. 

    As you wind down the end of 2022 consider- what is your view of what it means to be happy.
    Often we get locked into happiness being about everything coming easy and comfortable and so then when discomfort arises you wonder, can we truly be happy?

    Tune into this week’s episode to hear what else might be possible and hear about an opportunity coming right up to support you to be truly happy in the new year!
     

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

HendfamMama ,

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!

Marshunchk2003 ,

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!

tamarasm ,

Reassuring

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.

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