63 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.

    63 What Makes Your Child Unique?

    63 What Makes Your Child Unique?

    Are you craving a deeper understanding of what makes your child unique and how to nurture their immense potential? Listen in to find out how you can do just that.
    What We Talked About Determining our child's uniqueness What is and how to master being a scientific observer Basic human needs defined Love & Security and why it is fundamental to you child’s healthy development Movement development Language development Independence at home Firm & kind limits Order, helping our child makes sense of the world The 8 basic temperaments that make our child unique Things to Remember "Your child thinks and sees the world quite differently than you." – Jeanne-Marie Paynel
    "Observe with love." – Jeanne-Marie Paynel
    “Do less, observe more, enjoy most.” – Magda Gerber
    “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
    "Observation is an art.  It has to be learned and practiced." – Dr. Maria Montessori
    “Movement is life; without movement life is unthinkable.” – Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor

    • 37 min
    62 Navigating Teenagehood. With Elise Knox

    62 Navigating Teenagehood. With Elise Knox

    Are you craving a deeper connection with your teenager?
    Or maybe worried about entering this phase of parenting?
    Listen in as Elise Knox shares her wisdom working with teenagers.
    What We Talked About: The importance of the whole family unit Being connected to ourselves is critical for our children What challenges our teenagers are up against Learning to listen with an open mind and without judgment How to best prepare ourselves for what is to come Things to Remember “Repair is always more important than the rupture.”- Elise Knox
    "The pain of social rejection is the same as physical pain for a teenager. They’re not being ‘too dramatic’. – Elise Knox
    “To form meaningful connections with others, we must first connect with ourselves.”- Brené Brown
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    • 53 min
    61 Understanding ADHD. With Dr. Sharon Saline

    61 Understanding ADHD. With Dr. Sharon Saline

    Do you know what kind of unique brain your child has? Listen in to learn from Dr. Saline as she explains ADHD and how we can support those struggling with it.
    What We Talked About: 5 C's of ADHD Parenting Strength-based thinking and attentive awareness ADHD Awareness Motivation outside-the-box thinkers Executive functioning skills Managing yourself first so you can be there for others effectively. Things to Remember "Development is in the child's favor. The brain matures over time."
    "Remember that ADHD is a disorder of self-regulation. Children cannot manage themselves the way they want to."
    "We wanna help children try to feel good about what they are able to do. It's critical."
    -Dr. Sharon Saline
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    • 48 min
    60 They Need You to Be Relaxed! With Melanie Phillips

    60 They Need You to Be Relaxed! With Melanie Phillips

    How do you deal with family members visiting and having a different approach to discipline and education? Listen in to learn how this French mom does it.
    What We Talked About: Going back to work at 12 weeks postpartum Choosing the right daycare for your child and the Montessori Nido  Maternity leave in other countries Process art vs. crafts Setting up a Montessori environment with multiple ages Going back to school as an adult Raising her children differently than she was raised Setting boundaries with visiting family members Taking it easy and learning to be more relaxed Things to Remember “Parenting is not easy, but it can be very enjoyable.”
    “Following my child and their interest is what made me passionate about Montessori.”
    “Loving learning is the most important thing you can do for yourself.”
    - Melanie Phillips
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    • 36 min
    59 Why Will No One Play with Me? With Caroline Maguire

    59 Why Will No One Play with Me? With Caroline Maguire

    Do you worry about if your child is able to make friends easily? Listen in to find out what some of the red flags of social challenges might be. 
    What We Talked About: 3 red flags to watch for when wondering about your child social skills How to help children develop positive social skills ADHD and Level One Autism Family dinner together are the foundation for social emotional learning Giving emotional language from the very beginning I spy game with emotions How gadgets and phones are the way we interact and what to do about it The importance of modeling getting out of our comfort zone When in doubt go with your gut Things to Remember “Our job is to get them ready for the world” – Caroline Maguire
    “We have to help them have positive relationships and choices in life.”– Caroline Maguire
    “If your gut tells you something is the matter. It is.” – Caroline Maguire
    Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.

    • 41 min
    58 Family Rhythms. With Meagan Wilson

    58 Family Rhythms. With Meagan Wilson

    Does your day feel chaotic and would prefer a smoother rhythm? Listen in to find out how.
    What We Talked About: Staying and living in the present moment The importance of setting up family rhythms Nourishing our children's literacy Waldorf Education explained Cooking with the children Things to Remember “Meeting our children in their present moment is the art of parenting.” - Meagan Wilson “Our responsibility as parents is to nourish our children's desire for literacy.” - Meagan Wilson “The most important work for parents is to do their own inner work.” - Meagan Wilson Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.

    • 40 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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