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Find out how to come to parenting through the lens of connection as a way to navigate and unravel sticky parenting situations. Michelle is a mother of two girls, as well as a former teacher and counselor turned Certified Parenting Instructor. After years of consequences, bribes, and star charts, she finally reshaped the relationship she shares with her daughters and credits peaceful parenting for changing her life.

Michelle considers herself a recovering yeller, perfectionist, and control freak who has found a more calm and connected way to parent.

Peace and Parenting Michelle Kenney, M. Ed

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Find out how to come to parenting through the lens of connection as a way to navigate and unravel sticky parenting situations. Michelle is a mother of two girls, as well as a former teacher and counselor turned Certified Parenting Instructor. After years of consequences, bribes, and star charts, she finally reshaped the relationship she shares with her daughters and credits peaceful parenting for changing her life.

Michelle considers herself a recovering yeller, perfectionist, and control freak who has found a more calm and connected way to parent.

    Trust the Process: It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better

    Trust the Process: It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better

    Have you ever felt that no matter how much you try to connect with your child, it seems to get more challenging? As a parent, I understand how frustrating it can be to invest time and effort into connective parenting only to face unexpected hurdles. But don't worry, I'm here to tell you you're not alone. 

    Based on my extensive experience coaching parents and witnessing countless family dynamics, I understand why transitions to connective parenting can stir up resistance and intensify behavioral struggles. But setbacks and challenges are okay. Embrace the process, support your child and yourself, and stay committed to building authentic relationships to transform your family dynamic.

    🔗 Join my new Connected Parent Mastermind designed for parents who want to strengthen their connection with their children, experience more love, and reduce frustration.
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    • 14 min
    Do You Have a Listening Partner Yet?

    Do You Have a Listening Partner Yet?

    Do you ever feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster as a parent? It's normal to feel this way, but finding ways to keep your emotional balance is important. Today on Peace and Parenting, I discuss the importance of a listening partner. This means having someone you can talk to and share your feelings with when you're feeling overwhelmed.

    But listening partnerships are not just about venting. They're about finding ways to improve our emotional well-being and build a healthier relationship with our children. Whether we're dealing with life's challenges or simply trying to find inner peace amidst chaos, these partnerships can make a huge difference for every parent out there.

    🔗 Join our private Facebook group to find a listening partner today 
    🔗 Check out my new Connected Parent Mastermind designed for parents who want to strengthen their connection with their children, experience more love, and reduce frustration.
    🔗 Interested in our 1:1 Coaching? Book a Discovery Call with one of our team now

    💌 Enjoy today’s episode? Please share it with a fellow parent or leave a rating and a review.

    📖 Check out my book UNPUNISHED!

    Follow Peace and Parenting:
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    Facebook: @peaceandparentingla
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    Take a look at my upcoming 3-Day Parenting Unplugged event. Get 15% OFF for a limited time.
    https://peaceandparentingla.com/parenting-unplugged

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    • 15 min
    8 Phrases You Shouldn’t Say to an Upset Child

    8 Phrases You Shouldn’t Say to an Upset Child

    Have you ever considered how your words might affect your child's emotional well-being during moments of distress? Today, we delve into eight phrases that might unintentionally escalate rather than alleviate their upset. From the seemingly innocent "use your words" to the dreaded "calm down," we'll uncover why these phrases can hinder rather than help our children in times of need.

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    • 15 min
    7 Things Connected Parents DON’T Do

    7 Things Connected Parents DON’T Do

    Many parents often ask me for advice on how to help their children become more resilient and self-reliant. However, today, I am going to share a few things that parents should avoid doing to help their children thrive in the face of adversity. These include not rushing to their children's rescue when facing frustration and not dismissing their children's emotions. By adopting a nurturing approach that balances support and autonomy, connected parents can encourage their children's self-reliance and responsibility. In this way, we can help our children develop resilience from within.

    🔗 Join my new Connected Parent Mastermind designed for parents who want to strengthen their connection with their children, experience more love, and reduce frustration.
    🔗 Interested in our 1:1 Coaching? Book a Discovery Call with one of our team now

    💌 Enjoy today’s episode? Please share it with a fellow parent or leave a rating and a review.

    📖 Check out my book UNPUNISHED!

    Follow Peace and Parenting:
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    Take a look at my upcoming 3-Day Parenting Unplugged event. Get 15% OFF for a limited time.
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    • 20 min
    Preparing Our Children for the Real World

    Preparing Our Children for the Real World

    Have you ever wondered if our loving and nurturing parenting style prepares our kids for the harsh realities of the real world? Well, let's dive into this important discussion today as I explore a fascinating question from a concerned dad: How does our parenting method equip our children to face a world that might not be as gentle as our homes?

    From the very first moments of life, our children start understanding the real world – from a hospital delivery room to preschool dramas and adolescent struggles. Our goal isn't to mirror the harshness of the outside world in our relationships with our children but rather to create a loving and sacred space where they feel safe to share their ups and downs. Join me as I unravel a key strategy for building resilience: empathy. Discover how providing a safe haven at home, where feelings are validated and understood, helps our children navigate life's challenges.

    🔗 Join my new Connected Parent Mastermind designed for parents who want to strengthen their connection with their children, experience more love, and reduce frustration.
    🔗 Interested in our 1:1 Coaching? Book a Discovery Call with one of our team now

    💌 Enjoy today’s episode? Please share it with a fellow parent or leave a rating and a review.

    📖 Check out my book UNPUNISHED!

    Follow Peace and Parenting:
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    Facebook: @peaceandparentingla
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    Take a look at my upcoming 3-Day Parenting Unplugged event. Get 15% OFF for a limited time.
    https://peaceandparentingla.com/parenting-unplugged

    Our Sponsors:
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    * Visit HomeThreads.com/PEACE today and get a 15% off code for your first order!


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    • 12 min
    Break Free from Rewards and Punishments

    Break Free from Rewards and Punishments

    Hello, parents! Have you ever found yourself stuck in a cycle of rewards and consequences, searching for a way out? Let's talk about it. Today, I'll answer a question from my Instagram community: How can we break free from the constraints of rewards and consequences in parenting?

    But before we dive into specific strategies, let's take a moment to consider what you want from your parenting journey. Do you want a quick fix to get your kids to do chores, or do you want to build a lifelong, harmonious connection with them? Join me as we explore the power of building relationships over control, setting long-term parenting goals, and unleashing the magic of genuine connection.

    🔗 Join my new Connected Parent Mastermind designed for parents who want to strengthen their connection with their children, experience more love, and reduce frustration.
    🔗 Interested in our 1:1 Coaching? Book a Discovery Call with one of our team now

    💌 Enjoy today’s episode? Please share it with a fellow parent or leave a rating and a review.

    📖 Check out my book UNPUNISHED!

    Follow Peace and Parenting:
    Instagram: @peaceandparenting
    Facebook: @peaceandparentingla
    Peace and Parenting Facebook Group



    Take a look at my upcoming 3-Day Parenting Unplugged event. Get 15% OFF for a limited time.
    https://peaceandparentingla.com/parenting-unplugged

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Armoire and use my code PEACE for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style
    * Check out Factor 75 and use my code PEACE50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com
    * Check out Masimo Stork: https://www.masimostork.com/en-us/
    * Visit HomeThreads.com/PEACE today and get a 15% off code for your first order!


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    • 14 min

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YZ Mum ,

Was this written especially for me? :)

I find myself agreeing out loudly with Michelle and Jemma while listening to the podcast! 😄 An absolute MUST-LISTEN for any parent transitioning from Traditional (control-based) parenting, to gentle (connection-based) parenting. Well worth listening to, sometimes even a few times over to digest the gems from each episode.

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