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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

    • Parenting
    • 4.5 • 4 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.

    Puberty and our tweens | #31

    Puberty and our tweens | #31

    In today's episode, Stephanie chats with Amy Hudgens, the founder of the Nourished Girls Project about tween health. Amy shares her 3 step guide to helping our girls navigate this time of immense change and for some, unsettling and uncertain time. From healthy bodies to healthy minds to encouraging our girls to always be unapologetically themselves, Stephanie and Amy discuss how we as parents can be there to guide and support our girls and ensure we do so in a nourishing way.

    Grab Amy's pre-teen/teen resource guide HERE!

    LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:

    Visit the Lazy Parenting BLOG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community on IG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community of FacebooK HERE

    Follow Stephanie Kennedy on IG HERE

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    • 45 min
    Never say this to your child! | #30

    Never say this to your child! | #30

    The fundamental message behind Lazy parenting has always been that we need to build a strong relationship with our children built on mutual respect. I strongly believe that it is impossible to raise healthy, happy, independent, empathetic young adults if our relationship with them doesn’t have this strong foundation. When our children don’t trust us, they don’t respect us. And that trust comes slowly, over time by us proving to our child that we are there for them in the good and bad times and that we always have their best interest at top of mind. Trust takes years to build but only an instant to break. And this goes both ways...it’s a message our kids need to understand, especially as they begin to gain independence and start to make their own decisions. They need to understand that when they break our trust through lies or deceit, it will take time to earn that trust back.

    Now, understanding this and committing to this as the basis of all our parenting brings a new way of looking at our child’s behaviour. It means that we always have to look at our child’s behaviour from their perspective, from a lens of trying to understand the where and why the behaviour is coming from. And, being honest with ourselves that it is often our own constructs, our own hangups, our own issues from our own childhood that get in the way of this.

    One of the times we often respond in a way that is not at all helpful is when our children are angry, upset, or crying and we say the words... (listen to the episode to find out).

    LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:

    Visit the Lazy Parenting BLOG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community 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




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    • 23 min
    The most important parenting rule! |#29

    The most important parenting rule! |#29

    Today’s podcast is an important one. I am going to share my number one parenting rule/tip/strategy for all parents, regardless of how old your children are. It is a tip that was shared with me long before I had kids and it stuck with me. Maybe my years of coaching and teaching helped give me some experience with this strategy before I had my own kids, but gosh kids are cute and their ability to get you to sway from this rule is sometimes downright magical…

    This rule we are going to talk about today, this strategy/tip/rule is one that I believe to rank up there as one of the most important ones! It’s a rule that we all could use a refresher on. If you are like me, you likely slip a little bit once and a while and if you don’t catch it early on it can turn from a tiny snowball into an avalanche of whining, constant negotiations, yelling, screaming, anger and frustration.

    The basis of this rule can be summed up in the following quote:

    “People treat you only one way — the way you let them!”

    Now think about your kids, how do they treat you? Do you have little ones who ask over and over again for something you’ve said no to until you finally say yes? Do they “ignore” you when you ask them to stop playing video games or watching TV to do something you’ve asked (for the zillionth time)? Do they roll their eyes at you when you ask how their day was? Do they use foul language or call you names, tell you they hate you?

    If you answered yes to any of these things, I want you to take a moment and think about how you got to this place? How did you lose control and lose their respect? Because that’s what has happened. You have allowed your child to believe that THEY are in control and that they can have what they want when they want it. You have lost your position as the one who sets the expectations around the behavior in your house and I will venture to say that you have lost their respect.

    Listen in today and learn the 4 steps to getting back on track and gaining the respect of your children. Change is possible and it can happen!

    LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:

    Visit the Lazy Parenting BLOG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community 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


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    • 19 min
    My results with #75hard and how YOU can become the very best version of YOU | #28

    My results with #75hard and how YOU can become the very best version of YOU | #28

    Today’s podcast is specifically geared for moms whose little ones are now a bit older and who are finding that they have a little bit more free time in their day. It’s for moms who have been struggling with their habits, their health, their fitness, and or their overall mood and wellbeing.

    Today I am sharing my own story of health and wellness that I embarked on, way back when Covid first hit and I had to make a pivot in my business that ultimately was the best thing to happen to me and my health. I unpack all the decisions I made, all the pieces of the puzzle that helped me stay on this journey for the past 237 days, and helped me finish and complete the #75hard challenge.

    If your children are still small, I encourage you to listen in and see if there are some takeaways and small steps that you CAN implement into your life to help you manage your stress, your emotional eating, your tense relationships, and the chaos that you might be living in each and every day.

    Today’s episode is full of tips and tricks and takeaways that you can take, use, and implement today. I promise, that if you take that very first, small step to adding something into your day (or taking something out of your day) it will be the catalyst, the spark, that can help you achieve everlasting change.

    LISTEN TO ANDY FRISELLA'S PODCAST EPISODE #14 HERE

    LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:

    Visit the Lazy Parenting BLOG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community 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




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    • 34 min
    Fostering resiliency in our children so that they know they can do hard things | #27

    Fostering resiliency in our children so that they know they can do hard things | #27

    We are in a hard season.

    There is no doubt about it.

    And, depending on where you are living --- the uncertainty of the election happening right now in the US is just one more pile of bricks loaded onto your back making the weight of motherhood, parenting, living…that much harder.

    I talk often about how we as the parents HAVE TO  work on ourselves so that we can become the best, the strongest, the most resilient version of ourselves so that we can be the model to which our children look.

    The fear and uncertainty that COVID and the political unrest has brought into our communities and our families are real. As parents, our instinct is always to protect and mitigate, minimize the suffering our children go through. It’s no difference in this case.

    But, we can’t control the world’s events. We can’t control our neighbors' tweets and social media posts. We can’t control the canceling of our children’s sports and activities, we can’t control the inevitable disruption all these things are having on our children’s lives.

    BUT, we CAN control the lens through which they view these disruptions. We CAN control OUR reaction to them. We can control our feelings and actions and work towards strengthening our relationships. We CAN help our children build RESILIENCE and the ability to see this time and these challenges as things that we will all get through. Like our grandparents have said, “this too shall pass”.

    I believe the best way to help our children through these times is to help shape the way these lessons are learned. To do this, we have to INTENTIONALLY manage our own feelings and actions knowing that they are what our children are seeing. They are looking to us to see how they should be feeling.

    In today’s episode, we will work through some of the feelings you may be having right now like:

    “I feel like I’m failing”

    “I don’t know how to handle how I feel”

    “My mind feels out of control”

    “I keep thinking about the worst-case scenario”

    “I can’t do everything”

    “Will things ever go back to normal”

    All of these feelings are NORMAL.

    What I hope to help you with, in today’s episode, is in developing a new mindset/lens through which you view these feelings and some tips and tricks on how you can work towards understanding these feelings and ensuring that OUR feelings as parents, don’t get passed onto our children without thought and care.

    LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:

    Visit the Lazy Parenting BLOG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community 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




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    • 32 min
    Turn your child’s behaviour around before 2021 | #26

    Turn your child’s behaviour around before 2021 | #26

    SEASON 2!

    7 months ago we thought that the craziness of a worldwide pandemic would be over in a few weeks, maybe a few months. The reality is that the world has changed in ways we never thought possible and our families and kids have been through a heck of a time. How are your kids doing? Are they more anxious, moodier, harder to handle? Is there more yelling, arguing, and stress in your household?

    Well, we have 2 months before 2021 and a new year is upon us. NOW is the time to refocus and recommit to the parenting strategies that will help you turn your household around and get your children back on track. We all want a yell-free house right? We all want to go to bed happy and content that we did our very best for our children that day.

    In today’s episode, I share 10 steps you can take TODAY that will help get your family and relationship with your kids back on track so that 2021 is better than today. I promise, that if you follow the steps outlined that you will see a dramatic improvement in your child’s behavior.

    LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:

    Visit the Lazy Parenting BLOG HERE

    Join our #lazyparenting community 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


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    • 35 min

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gillyquigs ,

So relatable!

Loving this podcast so far! These are things I am struggling with SO much right now with a 4 & 5 year old. Stephanie offers great tactics and advice that I will definitely be implementing. Thank you!

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