27 episodes

The Art of Parenting provides parents and caregivers support and encouragement as we nurture and guide the next generation.

Do you struggle with your child’s demanding or frustrating behaviors? Do you find yourself spread way too thin trying to figure out this whole “parenting puzzle” (such as tantrums, hitting or biting, wanting a better relationship with your child, sibling rivalry, potty training, co-sleeping, etc.)?

The Art of Parenting podcast, with your host Jeanne-Marie Paynel, is intended to help you decipher children's needs and learn how to better provide for them. I’ll be sharing simple tips and tricks that will make a huge difference in your home while giving you the support and encouragement you deserve to enhance and enrich your parenting experience.

Each week I’ll be helping you find clarity and solutions to your toughest parenting problems through Q&A sessions and inspirational conversations with world-renowned experts in a variety of fields. Topics range from Montessori and RIE parenting methods to positive discipline, respectful and conscious parenting, minimalism and more!

Parenting was never meant to be done alone and The Art of Parenting is here to debunk the general consensus that it has to be hard.

The Art of Parenting Jeanne-Marie Paynel, M. Ed.

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The Art of Parenting provides parents and caregivers support and encouragement as we nurture and guide the next generation.

Do you struggle with your child’s demanding or frustrating behaviors? Do you find yourself spread way too thin trying to figure out this whole “parenting puzzle” (such as tantrums, hitting or biting, wanting a better relationship with your child, sibling rivalry, potty training, co-sleeping, etc.)?

The Art of Parenting podcast, with your host Jeanne-Marie Paynel, is intended to help you decipher children's needs and learn how to better provide for them. I’ll be sharing simple tips and tricks that will make a huge difference in your home while giving you the support and encouragement you deserve to enhance and enrich your parenting experience.

Each week I’ll be helping you find clarity and solutions to your toughest parenting problems through Q&A sessions and inspirational conversations with world-renowned experts in a variety of fields. Topics range from Montessori and RIE parenting methods to positive discipline, respectful and conscious parenting, minimalism and more!

Parenting was never meant to be done alone and The Art of Parenting is here to debunk the general consensus that it has to be hard.

    27: Sexual Wellness after Baby. With Dana B. Myers

    27: Sexual Wellness after Baby. With Dana B. Myers

    Are you craving a deeper connection with your partner? Or worried that you’ve lost it forever. Listen in to find out how you can feel sexy and sensual even after baby.
    I’m a tiny bit nervous to be sharing this one with you, due to its intimate topic. Yet, I know how important it is to talk clearly and in a supportive way about our own personal sexuality. If you have little ones around you might want to keep this conversation private (use earbuds). Enjoy!
    What we talked about: Nurturing our sensuality Her upbringing and how it influenced the work she is doing today The culture of empowerment through beauty and sex How she started her sexual wellness business How having children can change our intimate relationship with our partner How routine and resentment can affect our sensual relationship The mental load of parenting The importance of identifying where you need support and asking for it Making time for yourself and your partner Creating relationship check-in and co-create excitement Practicing self-pleasure, keeping your libido healthy and alive Reclaiming your bedroom as your romantic space. Things to Remember “Self-pleasure is a radical act of putting yourself first.” - Dana Myers
    “When two parents are getting their love needs met, it’s only ever a good thing for the children.”  - Dana Myers
    “It’s going to take a minute to learn who you are as a mother.” - Dana Myers
    “How can I grow as a mother right now?” - Dana Myers
     
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.

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    26: Supporting working parents. With Sarah K. Peck

    26: Supporting working parents. With Sarah K. Peck

    Are you craving for a more balanced work and family life? Listen in to find out how you can create that for you and your family.
    I had the pleasure of speaking and laughing with Sarah about the changes happening in our parenting and work life. As she shares on her blog “The world of parenting today doesn’t look like what it did in years past. How we work and how we parent are undergoing massive changes.” Listen in as we discuss more.  
    What we talked about: Her professional and parenting journey Navigating the world of business as a parent The changing family landscape Women in leadership roles Addressing both parents for sustainable change The increase in workload for both parents when welcoming a child Getting clear on what matters most How she navigates her social life with little ones Benevolent sexism What the future of work for working parents might look like Be accepting of the learning curve both in business and parenting Her personal journey with prenatal depression Things to Remember “It’s ok to lower your standards.” - Sarah K. Peck
    “Allow yourself to drop things that don’t  matter.”- Sarah K. Peck
    “Be a good enough parent.” - Sarah K. Peck
    “Create a don’t do list.” - Sarah K. Peck
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
     

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    25: Body Positive Children. With Dana Suchow

    25: Body Positive Children. With Dana Suchow

    Are you aware of how you talk about your body in front of your children sets them up to be body-positive or not?  Listen in to find out how you can make sure they love themselves no matter how they look.
    I believe that as parents and educators we want the best for the next generation. Today’s conversation with Dana is critical in helping them be body positive and beneficial for all of us. 
    What we talked about: Raising children who love themselves Her journey from a fashion blogger to a body-positive advocate The importance of learning about our diet culture Understanding the system of oppression that causes us to not like ourselves The way you speak about your body might hurt you and those listening. Social media and how it influences how we see ourselves and what you can do about it. Tools for parents and teens to navigate The language we use to describe food How to diversify and lean-up your social media feed  Things to Remember “When we set up restrictions we are setting our children up for failure.” - Dana Suchow
    “We are not supposed to hate ourselves!” - Dana Suchow
    “If we don’t want to pass on our toxic stuff we must heal ourselves first.” - Dana Suchow
    “When we place moral value on food we are actually placing it on the person eating it.”  - Dana Suchow
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
     

    • 35 min
    24: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids. With Carla Naumburg, Ph.D.

    24: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids. With Carla Naumburg, Ph.D.

    Are you tired of losing your sh*t with your child? Listen in to find why it’s not your fault and what you can do about it. 
    What we talked about: Responding to our children Why we lose our temper Why our brain either fights, flight, freezes or freaks out Self-care and boundaries Building a strong support network From housewives to SAHM Her personal journey overcoming Postpartum Anxiety Things to Remember “Take your own needs more seriously.” - Carla Naumburg, PhD
    “Stop holding yourself to unreasonable parenting expectations.” - Carla Naumburg, PhD
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
     

    • 32 min
    23 Orgasmic birth. With Debra Pascali-Bonaro

    23 Orgasmic birth. With Debra Pascali-Bonaro

    Are you wanting a pleasurable birthing experience?  Listen in to find out what is possible. 
    In honor of a 2-day doula training, I just completed I’m sharing a wonderful conversation I had with Debra a few years back, she has been an inspiration to so many including me.
    What we talked about: The first steps to choosing how you want to birth Following our inner wisdom when it comes to how we want to birth our babies Changing the language around ‘pain of  contractions’ How to find the right birthing environment for you Having the option to move during birth Choosing your supporting team that honors and respects your needs Interviewing caregivers and shopping around for your options Things to Remember “Don’t let anybody put you down in birth” - Debra Pascali Bonaro
    “Birth is not just another day” - Debra Pascali Bonaro
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.

    • 33 min
    22 The answer is within you. With Jeanne-Marie Paynel

    22 The answer is within you. With Jeanne-Marie Paynel

    It’s important to take stock in your accomplishments and the lesson learned.  Listen in to find what mine were.
    In this episode, I wanted to spend some alone time with you and share a few things… Solo Sunday is dedicated to wishing you a happy new year, reviewing the decade and sharing what to expect in the coming months. 
    What we talked about: The decade in review, what I’m proud of and what I’ve learned along the way. My word for the year: Aligned What I’m most excited about; being a volunteer doula.  Things to Remember “ So many of our answers are within us”  - Jeanne-Marie Paynel 
    “As a parent, that gut feeling is very wise.”   - Jeanne-Marie Paynel
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
     

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