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Kids who get up and dressed in the morning by themselves, make their own lunches, empty the dishwasher, wash their own clothes, feed the pets AND make their own dinner?!? Is this a dream or could it possibly become your REALITY?!?

Stephanie is a mom of four, a former high school math and science teacher, the owner of 2 business and the founder of the #lazyparenting community. On this podcast she digs deep into the concept and strategies behind lazy parenting to help you raise happy, joyful, kind, empathetic and passionate adults who, above all else, are good humans.

Lazy Parenting with Stephanie Kennedy Stephanie Kennedy

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Kids who get up and dressed in the morning by themselves, make their own lunches, empty the dishwasher, wash their own clothes, feed the pets AND make their own dinner?!? Is this a dream or could it possibly become your REALITY?!?

Stephanie is a mom of four, a former high school math and science teacher, the owner of 2 business and the founder of the #lazyparenting community. On this podcast she digs deep into the concept and strategies behind lazy parenting to help you raise happy, joyful, kind, empathetic and passionate adults who, above all else, are good humans.

    76. Talking with our kids about the war in the Ukraine

    76. Talking with our kids about the war in the Ukraine

    From Covid to the Freedom Convoy to now, the war in Ukraine, our children have been inundated with some very hard things in 2022.

    We have to address these topics with our kids. We need to check-in and make sure they are ok. 

    Today I share some ways, those of us who might not know where to start or what to say can begin.

    Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email.

    Even better - you can leave me a voice memo HERE I want this to be a two-way conversation!

    Also, if you loved today's episode, please help me out and click 5 stars and write a review!

    Follow Lazy Parenting on IG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community of Facebook HERE

    Follow Stephanie Kennedy on IG HERE

    SIGN UP FOR THE LAZY PARENTING WEEKLY NEWSLETTER HERE

    Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 7 min
    75. Your parenting questions answered - not listening or going to bed without a fight!

    75. Your parenting questions answered - not listening or going to bed without a fight!

    Today we continue the topic of proactive parenting vs reactive parenting and how the 3 big ideas of Lazy Parenting can be used to combat the challenges of getting our kids to listen to us and getting our kids to bed.

    Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email.

    Even better - you can leave me a voice memo HERE I want this to be a two-way conversation!

    Also, if you loved today's episode, please help me out and click 5 stars and write a review!

    Follow Lazy Parenting on IG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community of Facebook HERE

    Follow Stephanie Kennedy on IG HERE

    SIGN UP FOR THE LAZY PARENTING WEEKLY NEWSLETTER HERE

    Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 42 sec
    74. Your parenting questions answered - screaming, backtalk and whining.

    74. Your parenting questions answered - screaming, backtalk and whining.

    Today we continue the topic of proactive parenting vs reactive parenting and how the 3 big ideas of Lazy Parenting can be used to combat bad behavior.

    Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email.

    Even better - you can leave me a voice memo HERE I want this to be a two-way conversation!

    Also, if you loved today's episode, please help me out and click 5 stars and write a review!

    Follow Lazy Parenting on IG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community of Facebook HERE

    Follow Stephanie Kennedy on IG HERE

    SIGN UP FOR THE LAZY PARENTING WEEKLY NEWSLETTER HERE

    Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you!




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    • 11 min
    73. Proactive vs reactive parenting and calming the chaos is your home.

    73. Proactive vs reactive parenting and calming the chaos is your home.

    Confession time - I used to be a yeller. I yelled as a coach when I was a teen working with children and then I yelled as a parent at my kids. My temper has always gotten the best of me. So how did I end up with 4 kids and never having to raise my voice at them through their tweens and teens?

    Well, I had to change from being a frustrated and reactive parent to being a positive and proactive one. I had to recognize that my childrens' misbehavior was ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS a way of them trying to tell me something. And, that is where we have to agree to begin. You have to agree that all your child's behavior is communication. If we can start there, we can work to end the yelling in your house too.

    Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. 

    Even better - you can leave me a voice memo HERE I want this to be a two-way conversation!

    Also, if you loved today's episode, please help me out and click 5 stars and write a review!

    Follow Lazy Parenting on IG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community of Facebook HERE

    Follow Stephanie Kennedy on IG HERE

    SIGN UP FOR THE LAZY PARENTING WEEKLY NEWSLETTER HERE

    Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 13 min
    72. Do this and I promise your relationship with your tween or teen will get better!

    72. Do this and I promise your relationship with your tween or teen will get better!

    Today I have a challenge for you. A challenge that if you take, I can guarantee your relationship with your tween or teen will be shaken up for the better! It might be hard...but I believe in you. You can do it. The payoff will be HUGE!

    And, I want to hear all about it! You can leave me a voice memo HERE

    Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. I want this to be a two-way conversation! Talk soon.

    If you loved today's episode, please click 5 stars and write a review!

    Follow Lazy Parenting on IG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community of Facebook HERE

    Follow Stephanie Kennedy on IG HERE

    SIGN UP FOR THE LAZY PARENTING WEEKLY NEWSLETTER HERE

    Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 9 min
    71. There will be challenges for our kids as they re-enter the world after lockdowns. Scaffolding can help!

    71. There will be challenges for our kids as they re-enter the world after lockdowns. Scaffolding can help!

    It's been TWO years! Two years since some of our children have been in school, back to their sports, back to their friends, and back to their pre-pandemic life. Expecting them (& ourselves) to just jump back in is foolish. Some of our children haven't been around anyone other than us!

    Today I talk about SCAFFOLDING or scaffold parenting as a strategy to consider as we try to fill in the holes or teach the missing skills our kids might have from growing up in the middle of a pandemic.

    Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. I want this to be a two-way conversation! Talk soon.

    If you loved today's episode, please click 5 stars and write a review!

    Follow Lazy Parenting on IG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community of Facebook HERE

    Follow Stephanie Kennedy on IG HERE

    SIGN UP FOR THE LAZY PARENTING WEEKLY NEWSLETTER HERE

    Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 10 min

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21 Ratings

The Mind Full Mommies ,

Thank you Lazy Parenting!

We are LOVING each and every one of your podcasts! Thank you for providing concrete examples, tips and tricks from your extensive background as a teacher, coach, parent and business owner. Can’t wait to keep listening!

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Mutual trust and respect as the outcome of lazy parenting? Sign me up! Stephanie, your unique experience as an accomplished teacher, coach, business owner, parent of four, and partner of a busy CEO brings so much wisdom and down-in-the-dugout savvy, I can’t wait to learn how to be a “lazy”, and less stressed, parent. Great episode!