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.
What is Conscious Parenting?
Discovering conscious parenting is a journey of self-awareness and compassion. It's not about being perfect all the time, but rather being conscious of what's going on inside of you and supporting your child in doing the same. Listen in to explore the possibilities of conscious parenting. Becoming more aware of your actions and reactions, supports creating a more loving and understanding home for yourself and your children.
04/07/2023 • 7 minutes 46 seconds
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?
09/01/2023 • 6 minutes 22 seconds
Ep. 120 Parenting Through the Heart
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 Certification training to begin in June 2022. If you're curious to become a coach- visit www. purejoyparenting.com/ppcc
11/04/2022 • 7 minutes 7 seconds
Ep. 113 The Purejoy View
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 hear more about Purejoy as a view and check out how you see the world, and what view you might be working from.
14/02/2022 • 9 minutes 24 seconds
Ep. 87 Reading Your Child's Instruction Manual
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 trying to put a round peg in a square hole. It was painful for both. Tune into this episode to deepen in how you can start reading your child's instruction manual. www.purejoyparenting.com
17/08/2021 • 8 minutes 18 seconds
Ep. - 23 It Can Be Scary To Connect With Your Child
Nick and Remy sought me out determined to find a way to connect with their teen in a loving way. Their traditional methods were driving a wedge between them and their daughter. As they turned back in focusing on relationship they courageously took responsibility for their part in the dynamic reconnecting with their daughter in a powerful way.
02/12/2018 • 25 minutes 22 seconds
Ep. 22 - Walking On Eggshells With Your Kid
Nina joins me to share how trapped she felt by her son's needs. As she began to understand how to set healthy personal boundaries she began to honor herself and miraculously it made room for her son to show up in a new way.
18/11/2018 • 23 minutes 49 seconds
Ep. - 21 Embarrassed In Public By Your Child’s Behavior?
Maryrose shares how she began to recognize her repressed material as it began to awaken in her relationship with her child. Especially in public, she was surprised by her reactions and slowly began to turn inside to attend to her intense feelings. Being a people pleaser she began to see how she oriented towards other adults perceptions instead of showing up for her son.
30/10/2018 • 27 minutes 54 seconds
Ep. - 20 Room For Mistakes
Kate found herself challenged by her precocious son and perceived him as the enemy. She found herself conflicted between wanting to raise her son to be strong and stand up for himself and yet not to her. Listen in as she talks about making room for mistakes in her parenting.
14/10/2018 • 28 minutes 37 seconds
Ep. - 19 I need to CONTROL my child, Don't I?
Gillian worked hard to create a conscious loving environment for her girls to thrive and yet her fear of letting go of control was overwhelming. As she began to meet her fear with kindness her relationship with her daughters began to shift in magical ways.
30/09/2018 • 33 minutes 10 seconds
Ep. - 18 How Being Raised In An Authoritarian Family Can Affect Your Parenting
Nisansala was raised in a more traditional authoritarian home so she found herself falling into old familiar patterns in her parenting which reminded her of early childhood. In her desire to be more conscious she found herself challenging her background and finding out her feelings were ok and not something to repress and keep inside.
10/09/2018 • 29 minutes 55 seconds
EP.17 - Feeling Like A Failure As A Mom
Sonali tried every technique she could to get her sons aggressive behavior in check and yet it always failed. Join us to hear her quest to find a way to connect with her son which led her to a surprising connection with herself.
24/08/2018 • 28 minutes 16 seconds
Ep.16 - When Behavior Crosses The Line
Listen in as Teresa shares her challenging journey of understanding and taking responsibility for her part in the dynamic with her children. When their behavior crossed the line she found all her traditional parenting techniques flew out the window and the only way through was to turn inside putting her oxygen mask on first.
12/08/2018 • 23 minutes 55 seconds
Ep.15 - Parenting A Precocious Child Who Breaks The Rules
Robin had a HUGE fantasy she could change her history by being a conscious loving mom. What she didn't expect were the intense feelings which arose when her son wouldn't conform. Little did she know she would be looking in the mirror and facing into her early childhood and all the behaviors which triggered her early pain.
29/07/2018 • 32 minutes 29 seconds
Ep.14 - Parenting Through The Portal Of Trauma
Robyn wanted to be a mom as young as a teen and found her way to be one through adopting her son as a single mom. As she faced into the loss of her fantasy of everything being lollipops and unicorns she learned to navigate through a rocky terrain as she had to face into her own trauma which was triggered by her sons.
14/07/2018 • 28 minutes 21 seconds
Ep.13 - Staying Present With The Overwhelming Expressions Of A Sensitive Child
No matter what Lisa did to "fix" the problem of her daughter's sensitivity it only got worse. When she felt responsible for her daughter's experience she beat herself up for not being able to hear her cry. Listen in as she shares her experience of slowly beginning to hear the call of her hidden sensitivity, rocking her world and the way she parents.
08/07/2018 • 26 minutes 13 seconds
Ep.12 - How To See, Hear And Validate Your Child
In this episode, Mei shares how challenging her early childhood was being raised in a traditional punitive home. Even though she had a desire to create a safe home for her son to express his feelings she found herself acting out her early strategies of control and punishment.
01/07/2018 • 26 minutes 18 seconds
Ep. 11 - Big Feelings And The Shadow Side Of Conscious Parenting
Olivia had learned about attachment parenting and done a lot of therapy and wanted to give her children the "perfect" secure attachment. What she didn't expect was to feel so angry and reactive instead of loving and kind.
24/06/2018 • 22 minutes 51 seconds
Ep.10 - I'm So Lonely And No One Knows
Amy Beth shares her journey of becoming a first time mom at 46 years old raising her daughter on her own. As she faced into the lonliness and challenge of doing it alone she just wanted to get it "right" which led her to try and change her daughter's behavior so she could feel OK.
16/06/2018 • 22 minutes 41 seconds
Ep.9 - I Never Thought I'd Have An Angry Child
Angelina shares her powerful story of opening to how much fear and judgment she had about screwing up her kids. The more she tried to control her son the angrier he became and began to act out aggressively towards everyone in the family. As she began to find a refuge where she could SafeSeat, compassion and love became her friend.
11/06/2018 • 20 minutes 13 seconds
Ep.8 - I Always Wanted To Be The Perfect Mother
Lindsey shares her raw journey of how her perfectionism was not working for anyone in her family. Listen in as she faces her fear of being a failure and begins to learn to offer unconditional kindness to her old conditioning around parenting
02/06/2018 • 24 minutes 31 seconds
Ep.5 - The Gift Of Having An Aggressive Child
Leah shares her profound journey in raising herself and finding the key to her son's aggressive behavior was turning inward to claim her own power. She offers moms with aggressive kids a new view which supports them in seeing the “gift” of the child however they present
07/05/2018 • 22 minutes 40 seconds
Ep.4 - An Inside View To Parenting The Purejoy Way
In this powerful interview, Chris shares his 6-year journey living the Purejoy Parenting model. His experiences and insights are both inspiring and offer an inside view of how powerful turning inward is to create a safe emotional home.
07/05/2018 • 31 minutes 51 seconds
Ep.3 - Growing Yourself Up As You Parent Teens And Young Adults
Listen in to how Tracy and Brian shifted their parenting style to support their daughters as they struggled through illness and depression. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
07/05/2018 • 39 minutes 52 seconds
Ep.2 - Seeing Your Child Through New Eyes
Kat shares her miraculous story of shifting how she perceived herself and her son which led to a whole new way of relating. Experience her joy as she looks back and sees how far she has come.