41 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.

    • Parenting
    • 4.9, 30 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.

    41: Raising Good Roommates. With KJ Dell'Antonia

    41: Raising Good Roommates. With KJ Dell'Antonia

    Do you wonder how to get out of feeling like a martyr when it comes to parenting? Listen in to find the answers to this dilemma.  
    Excited to share a fun conversation I had with KJ a few months ago, we compared notes and shares on what it takes for us to be happier as parents. 
    What we talked about: Her journey and discoveries as a parenting journalist How she was perplexed with the complaining and martyrdom culture of western parenting The importance of having your children see you having fun Limiting your heavy involvement and foster independence Looking at the details that bring joy Spotting the lions Children need for disappointed The burden parents experience helping their children do homework Protecting your time and deciding you deserve to have time to yourself Raising good college roommates Things to Remember “Being an adult can and should be a fun and joyful thing.” - KJ Dell'Antonia
    “It starts with deciding you deserve to have your time.” - KJ Dell'Antonia
    “The moment to start getting your child to help around the house is right this minute. The time to stop asking them is never.” KJ Dell'Antonia
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
     

    • 41 min
    40: Sharenthood: Children's Digital Privacy. With Leah Plunkett

    40: Sharenthood: Children's Digital Privacy. With Leah Plunkett

    Are you worried about how your child’s personal digital information is being used? Listen in and find out how you can protect them.
    Being an avid learner I was intrigued about the notion of our children’s digital privacy and what exactly is ‘sharenting’ join me as Leah author, a law professor, and mother of two answers your questions. 
    What we talked about: Her professional and personal interest that led her to write her book Defining “sharenting”  What parents can do to protect their children She shares some important rules of thumb when it comes to our children’s privacy Basing our technology consumption on our family values The different risks that come with digitally sharing out children personal information Things to Remember “Low tech or no tech whenever possible.” - Leah Plunkett
    “Resist the impulse to spy or your children’s whereabouts.” - Leah Plunkett
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.

    • 37 min
    39: My Mother’s Day. With Jeanne-Marie

    39: My Mother’s Day. With Jeanne-Marie

    What does Mother's Day invoke in you? Listen in as I share some personal thoughts on Mother’s Day 2020 as a motherless daughter. 
    In lieu of an interview, I’m dedicating this episode to all the mothers on the frontline, our essential workers that are separated from their children for the good of others. Honoring you and my own mother today. 
    What we talked about: What Mother’s Day means to me A bit about my mother, Perdita Huston The decision she made to have me in an independent country The 3 options she gave me when I was 17 Caring nurturing women are all  mothers Dedicating this episode to all the mothers on the frontlines Let’s go forward not back Things to Remember “Trust yourself. Trust your child, you're in this together.” -Jeanne-Marie Paynel
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor. 

    • 19 min
    38: Responsive Feeding. With Natalia Stasenko

    38: Responsive Feeding. With Natalia Stasenko

    Are you wanting to have a better understanding of your child’s feeding preferences? Listen in to find out how you can be an attuned parent when it comes to feeding.  
    I reached out to Natalia to better understand what all the fuss about picky eaters was. She’s a pediatric dietitian living in the UK with her 3 daughters. I learned a lot and hope you do too.  
    Once you've listened if you have any questions come ask them in my FB podcast group. 
    What we talked about: Her own journey with her firstborn being a picky eater and how that changed her life forever.  What exactly is ‘responsive feeding’ Creating a healthy relationship with food Taking the opportunity to have a structure in the feedings and enjoy meals as a family Skipping meals is ok An example of setting limits Checking in to better understand why our child is asking for food at odd times Snack as a boost of nutrition Establishing specific times and place for eating a snack The joys of having your child cook for you The separation of responsibility when it comes to mealtime Trust those selective eaters get all the nutrients they need. The different factors of food aversion Keeping a food log of what they like and don’t and their reaction to certain foods, it can tell you a lot.  Things to Remember “A beautiful dance between establishing the limits and allowing the child to explore within those limits.” - Natalia Stasenko
    “A lot of the times it’s not about the food at all.” - Natalia Stasenko
    “Cooking together is a bonding experience and so much more.” - Natalia Stasenko
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.

    • 42 min
    37: Parenting as a Radical Act. With Eloise Rickman

    37: Parenting as a Radical Act. With Eloise Rickman

    Are you craving for a calm flow to your day? Listen in to find out how you can create a peaceful rhythm to yours.
    A few months ago I invited Eloise to share her work on the podcast, little did we know how timely this conversation would be. 
    What we talked about: Parenting ourselves to be the parent our children need us to be Asking the important questions of what are our values and what we want to pass on to our children Learning to have empathy for our own parents What it means to be a Mighty Mother How her year of maternity leave (lucky to be living in the UK) led her on a wild journey of discovery Her own childhood experience of being home educated Crunching the numbers once the maternity leave was over to be able to stay home with her daughter How our global crisis is making us re-evaluate our fast pace life The difference between routines and rhythm and how to set a peaceful and respectful one in your home How to properly communicate with our partners about our different parenting choices The exciting news of her first book being published Things to Remember “Parenting is about ourselves, much more then it is our lovely children.” - Eloise Rickman
    “Make the moments you are regularly spending together memorable.” - Eloise Rickman
    “Parent ourselves, to be the parents our children need us to be.” - Eloise Rickman
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.

    • 51 min
    36: EC = Elimination Communication. With Andrea Olson

    36: EC = Elimination Communication. With Andrea Olson

    Are you wanting to help your child become toilet independent, but just don’t know where to start? Listen in to find your answers.
    What we talked about: Understanding what is elimination communication and infant potty training How she discovered her passion for helping parents learn alternatives to using diapers Our instincts to stay dry and how the diaper industry has affected them Using diapers only as a back up not a full-time toilet EC as an upfront investment Getting back to the simplicity of our ancestors and roots Cloth vs. disposable diapers plus her recommendation of truly biodegradable diapers  The Montessori way of toilet learning Toilet independence before two years of age Things to Remember “Babies are smart, they'll get it.” - Andrea Olson
     
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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.

momof3 Emily ,

So helpful

I especially love episodes 1 & 9 with Simone Davies talking about showing respect for your child. I saved those episodes as I think they are ones I will want to refer back to during times I am struggling.

bonjour_maryse ,

Informative and Empowering Podcast

After listening to about 5 episodes, this has become my favorite new podcast! The episodes are well-researched and informative. Jeanne-Marie asks her guests all the right questions and gets into both the why and (most importantly for me) the how of each guest’s beliefs/methods of parenting. I’m looking forward to many more enjoyable episodes!

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