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Parenting Paused

May 29, 2023

Take a Purejoy Parenting conclusion quiz! Read these scenarios and discover where your mind takes you!

Ready? Go!

Your son has been playing video games for the past several hours and says he doesn't want to go for a walk.

- What's your first thought?

Your daughter stole her sister's clothing to wear to school.

- What do...

May 21, 2023

Are you feeling "shoulded" on in your parenting? You should do this and your children should do that. Are you organizing your life to avoid the discomfort that comes along with all of the "shoulds"?

What is it like to try something new?

Are you ready to be the expert of you?

Are you willing to welcome that discomfort as...

May 15, 2023

Trust Your Biology

In this week's Parenting Paused Podcast, the topic is Parenting Biology... a much different topic than Parenting Psychology!

Have you considered how much of your parenting wisdom comes almost thoughtlessly, through an innate system of biology? Or, are you more likely to trust a parenting "expert",...

May 7, 2023

"Grown ups are boring!"

I remember when my child said this to me. My first thought was, "Well of course we are. We have to be! We are parents and have chores and bills and jobs and meals and our own parents to take care of!" My second thought was, "Good point... Why do I have to be so serious?"

Do you remember thinking...

May 1, 2023

Imagine being at the beach, watching the waves at a distance as they rumble under the surface, rise to a peak, then fold on to the shore, sending fizzing bubbles over your toes.

Are you able to stop that cycle in anyway?

Now imagine watching the waves of emotions inside you as they rumble under your conscious surface,...