57 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.

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

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.

    57: Life IS a Choice

    57: Life IS a Choice

    What are some choices that you were asked to make that changed the trajectory of your life?  Listen in to find out what mine was.
    Today is a special birthday episode. Taking the time to share a few choices I’ve made that have made me who I am today. Enjoy!
    What I talked about: Celebrating my birthday with you Getting personal Life is a series of choices we are asked to make Bi-lingual education It's never too late or too early to do what you love Things to Remember “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.” – Brené Brown
    “Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.”– Brené Brown
    “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung
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    • 35 min
    56: Keep Cool & Carry On! Part 3 With Jeanne-Marie Paynel

    56: Keep Cool & Carry On! Part 3 With Jeanne-Marie Paynel

    What aspect of positive discipline do you find challenging to apply?

    What I Talked About
    Ask curiosity questions Offer only two choices that you are 100% OK with Check your perceptions and expectations Keep your words to a minimum and avoid lecturing Use active and reflective listening Get down to their eye level Find solutions together Break down tasks into small age-appropriate steps Ask for help, parenting was never meant to be done alone Make time for special time non-negotiable for children and partners Take care of yourself, put your oxygen mask on first Hugs, hugs, and more hugs
    Things to Remember
    “I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline. ” – Fred Rogers 

    “To let a child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

    “For a child or an adult, it’s extremely powerful to hear someone say, “I get you. I understand. I see why you feel this way. This kind of empathy disarms us.” – Daniel J. Siegel

    “The undisciplined child enters into discipline by working in the company of others; not by being told that he is naughty...Improvement and rectification can only come about when the child practices voluntarily for a long time.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

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    • 33 min
    55: Keep Cool & Carry On! Part 2 With Jeanne-Marie Paynel

    55: Keep Cool & Carry On! Part 2 With Jeanne-Marie Paynel

    What aspect of positive discipline do you find challenging to apply?

    What I Talked About
    Connect before correcting Be Firm and kind Decide what you will do Ahead of time Tell children what they CAN do! Be in the YES! Follow Through with what you agreed on Encourage effort & progress, and avoid the “good job!” praise  Create a Positive time out together Get children involved in creating Routines  Take time for TRAINING
    Things to Remember
    “Effective discipline means that we’re not only stopping a bad behavior or promoting a good one but also teaching skills and nurturing the connections in our children’s brains that will help them make better decisions and handle themselves well in the future.” – Daniel J. Siegel 

    “Discipline must come through liberty.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

    “Too often we forget that discipline really means to teach, not to punish. A disciple is a student, not a recipient of behavioral consequences.” – Daniel J. Siegel

    “A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.” – Rudolf Dreikurs

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    • 29 min
    54: Keep Cool & Carry On! With Jeanne-Marie Paynel

    54: Keep Cool & Carry On! With Jeanne-Marie Paynel

    Where do you think you fit on the quadrant of firmness and kindness when it comes to discipline?
    Listen in to find your answers.
    What we talked about: Re-thinking discipline The origins of Positive discipline The sweet spot of being authoritative  The 7-day Free Discipline Challenge Keep Cool & Carry On!  
    Things to Remember “Children are not giving you a hard time they are having a hard time.” – Jeanne-Marie Paynel 
    “Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first, we have to make them feel worse?” – Dr. Jane Nelsen
    “Let us remember that inner discipline is something to come, and not something already present. Our task is to show the way to discipline.” – Dr.  Maria Montessori
    “A misbehaving child is a discouraged child.” – Rudolf Dreikurs
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    • 23 min
    53: Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable. With Estelle Giraud

    53: Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable. With Estelle Giraud

    Do you have a ritual to transition from your intellectual work to your parenting responsibilities? What We Talked About What she is doing to help your manage your health data during pregnancy The different cultural approaches to pregnancy Her long journey into motherhood and how that has helped her be a better founder Her business approach to parenting Micro-moments of mindfulness for better mental health The positive changes she predicts for women in science How to help our children be good ancestors thru independence The importance of advocating for yourself during pregnancy
    Things to Remember
    “There’s a lot of value in presenting the imperfect to our children.”
    “Comfort is overrated and purpose underrated.”
    “It’s your body, it’s your journey, advocate for yourself.”
    Estelle Giraud

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    • 43 min
    52 Raising our Sons to Be Remarkable Men. With Kathy Imabayashi

    52 Raising our Sons to Be Remarkable Men. With Kathy Imabayashi

    Do you believe we should be parenting our sons differently than our duaghters? 
    What We Talked About
    How she realized she had a gender bias Two of the science-backed difference in boys that we should know  Her advice to parents of boys Things to Remember
    “Our job is too difficult and too beautiful to do alone.” - Amelia Gambetti
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

MontessoriKaasan ,

Great resource and inspiration

I love her podcast because the host, Jeanne-Marie is respectful to different cultures and languages. Her guest speakers cover a variety of areas but I always find something I can apply to my home, although I speak different language than English at home and my parenting style is influenced by eastern culture-maybe different from the mainstream.

She is really lovely, calm, and insightful. This is a place I go for non-judgmental and in-depth parenting support.

MeggieRinehart ,

Screen Free Parenting

Three cheers for this beautiful discussion! I think this encouraging conversation is just what we need to hear during this season. What’s “easiest”/“tempting” for the adult in the moment, is rarely what’s best for our family in the long run...even if it seems like everyone is doing it! I loved the optimistic and Lifegiving guidance offered to us all in this podcast! Thank you for spreading the word of goodness we all need to hear!! My four kiddos are screen free and it’s been awesome to see how simple it is!!

Whitecarnationmontessori ,

A wonderful addition to the podcast choices

I love the parenting wisdom Jean Marie provides and have enjoyed the various guests she has interviewed as well. It is so peaceful and calming to listen to as I’m cleaning or folding laundry. It’s my self care time to refocus on how to be the best parent I can be.

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