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The Art of Parenting
13 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
47 Permission to Pause. With Jeanne-Marie Paynel
If you are anything like me and craving some quiet time to get lingering projects done, then please take a much-needed pause, you deserve it. Taking care of ourselves during the holidays is of utmost importance, especially as we all deal with a planetary public health crisis. Please take time for yourself and your family and if you care to join me in a full pause, listen in. What we talked about: Apologizing when we are unable to keep our promise Intentionally pausing Keeping it real a getting my house in order Thanksgiving looked a little different this year Ideas for holiday gift-giving for our little ones What is included in The Parenting School that opens in 2021 Things to Remember Give yourself permission to pause. - Jeanne-Marie Paynel Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor
18 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
46: Transitions and Healing. With Jeanne-Marie Paynel
How are you feeling about our new Madame Vice President and the changes taking place? Hey there! Happy to be back after a longer than planned break. Broadcasting from my home office in San Diego, November 2020. I wanted to take the time to check-in and let you know what I have been up to. Once you listen if you have any questions come to ask them in my FB podcast group. What I Talked About Taking a break from social media Traveling during a global pandemic Happy to have a Madame Vice President in the US Life transitions as a parent and wife What to expect in the next few weeks. Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
44 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
45: Motherwhelmed. With Beth Berry
Are you craving for some compassion and understanding of the important role you play as a mother? Listen in as Beth shares her thoughts. Beth helps us unpack the cultural roadblocks to finding our worth as women but most particularly as mothers. She recently released Motherwhelmed in which she shares the messiness and joys of motherhood. It was wonderful to reconnect and share this moment with her. What we talked about: Being a woman and a mother in today’s society The qualities of the mother archetype Becoming a mother at 17 and raising four daughters Worthiness and motherhood The hustle of modern-day motherhood Gaslighting mothers Her definition of the ‘Mother Wound’ What mothers can do to get their needs met Things to Remember “The self-sacrificial mother is a dangerous role.” - Beth Berry Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
35 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
44: World Class Education. With Teru Clavel
Are you wanting a better education for your child? Listen in to find out the difference around the world and what we can learn from these. As a person who has been exposed to different education cultures as a child, I was excited to speak to Teru of her experience as a mother educating three children in a variety of cultures. Listen in to learn the differences and how we can improve in the US. What we talked about: Her experience raising children in Shanghai, HongKong, Tokyo, and California How we can improve our schools in the US Equitable funding of schools, giving access to quality education regardless of socio-economic background Recruiting and retaining teachers by creating a serious career path Her discoveries visiting schools across the US Her perspective on the Japanese approach to raising independent children early on Her personal approach to raising multilingual children Things to Remember “Our teachers should not be made martyrs.” – Teru Clavel “An equitable funding model is giving everybody access to quality education regardless of their socio-economic background.” – Teru Clavel Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
24 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
43: Listen, Learn & Do Better. With Jeanne-Marie Paynel
Are you wondering what to do about the injustice that has been plaguing us for centuries? Listen in as I share my personal thoughts and invite you to join me on this important fight we must take on. This past week was a rude awakening and to be honest an embarrassment to how little awareness I have of the deep-rooted racial injustices that have been and are still perpetrated in the US, where I reside. Having been raised bi-culturally by open-minded liberal parents does not exempt me from ignorance. I realize I have a lot to learn, as I listen to stories and scholars to be able to do better by you, by me and all the children who deserve better from us. We must work together in creating a world where the treatment of people is never based on bias, whether it be the color of our skin, our sexual identity, our spiritual identity, our mental or physical differences. I hope and encourage you to join me in doing this important work of listening, learning, and doing better together. What we talked about: Sharing my personal thoughts and experience on the racial injustices that still exist today How my privilege is being able to learn about these injustices and not have experienced them first hand. Things to Remember “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” - Maya Angelou* “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou* “It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.” - Coretta Scott King^ *Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. 1928- 2014 ^Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. 1927 - 2006 Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
44 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
42: Screen-Free Parenting. With Dr. Meghan Owenz
Are you wanting a screen-free home? Listen in to get clarity on how to achieve it. As a parent, I believe we get to choose how to deal with screens and not let it be dictated by our digitalized society today I sat down with Dr. Screen-Free Mom, Meghan an expert in the field of living with children and yes, without screens. What we talked about: Her professional and personal journey that led her to be Dr. Screen-Free Mom Creating family Friday fun nights, that rarely involve a screens The sweet spot of recreational screen time for teenagers For children under five less is better and screens are best co-viewed with a caregiver Her acronym S.W.A.T. (Sleep, Weight. Aggression and Talking) explaining the effects screen time has on our littles ones The mindset shift you will need to become a screen-free parent How screen actually create a problem for you, not solve one Why handing a device to a child is not teaching them to self-regulate or be in tune with their emotions The importance of boredom, especially when working from home Trusting your child to entertain themselves when you are unavailable. Leading with your values when it comes to screen time Why avoidance goals are harder to keep then approach goals Why prioritizing to S.P.O.I.L your child is key to their success Things to Remember “Screen time is like any other values and you can have a strong rule that is not the same as everybody else.” - Dr. Meghan Owenz “The screen has created a child that cannot tolerate negative emotions or know how to entertain themselves.” - Dr. Meghan Owenz “Trust your child to entertain themselves when you are unavailable.” - Dr. Meghan Owenz Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
42 minutes | May 25, 2020
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.
37 minutes | May 18, 2020
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.
20 minutes | May 11, 2020
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.
42 minutes | May 4, 2020
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.
52 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
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.
40 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
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 Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor
51 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
35: Learning at Home. With Julie Bogart
Are you wondering how to get any work done and teach your children during covid19 stay-at-home orders? Listen in to find inspiration and answers. I discovered Julie thanks to Pilar, a homeschooling parent who’s been inspired by her work and guidance. So thankful for this connection especially these days when everyone has suddenly been asked to stay home and be homeschooling parents. Listen is as Julie shares her 20 plus years of experience home educating her five children. What we talked about: Her passion for home education and why she chooses it for her family Learning as a shared family adventure Becoming a grandmother for the first time Advice for new Covid19 homeschooling families due to stay-at-home orders The difference between school at home and school and the amazing opportunities we have at home The benefits of movement and learning and how to maximize your home for learning Teatime and poetry a family tradition, you can also create or how to pair what you love with what they love. Simple and easy ways to inspire creative writing in your child Working at home while you are doing the educating of your children Things to Remember “You can’t really do it wrong” - Julie Bogart “Children resist the imposition of the school format on the home they love.” - Julie Bogart “Borrow the properties of home to support education.” - Julie Bogart “My ideals are not nearly as important as the reality of the child in front of me.” - Julie Bogart Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
38 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
34: Minimalism and Montessori. With Jasmine Chong
Do you wonder how to get your child, to concentrate? Listen in to find out how you can instill better focus at home. Fascinated by the blending of the Montessori approach to parenting and education and the minimalist movement as a way of life I reached out the Jasmine. She’s been an inspiration to many on sharing her own journey blending the two. Listen in as she eloquently answers some important questions. What we talked about: Translating what she learned in her Montessori training for parents The importance of order for a young child Beauty nourishes the soul Giving children practical life activities that have meaning and an intelligent purpose Washing rice as a goal-directed practical life activity and sensorial experience Tips to help children de-clutter on their own What differences to expect as your child’s intellectual curiosity expands The importance of having a reference library at home Things to Remember “Attention is the child’s most precious resource.” – Jasmine Chong “The less you have the more your child will concentrate.” – Jasmine Chong “Imagination resides in the child, not in the toy.” – Jasmine Chong Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
33 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
33: Intimacy after Baby’s Arrival. With Debra Pascali-Bonaro
Are you craving a deeper connection with your partner? Listen in to find ways to feel empowered and connected to your partner. I’m delighted to have Debra back on the show as she updates us on her latest book “The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Baby. Let’s talk about what no one talks about.” She shares with us how we can regain the intimacy and love all new parents need and deserve after the arrival of their baby. What we talked about: The importance of love, connection, and communication as we parent Her journey in discovering why her first marriage did not succeed Learning ways to better fuel our intimacy to be a better parent How women have often been held back in expressing their sexuality Creating your own belief and values when it comes to sensuality Sex education at home and school The correlation between body image and intimacy The importance of investing in birth preparation, to be honored, respected and loved and ultimately feeling powerful Processing your birth is part of healing and honoring the new you How our birth stories can impact how we feel about ourselves. The hormones of birth are the same as those of orgasms Honoring our sensuality with every sense Things to Remember “If we try to get back to something we are always missing out.” - Debra Pascali-Bonaro “Great sex is about feeling at home with our body.” - Debra Pascali-Bonaro “The energy that gets the baby in gets the baby out." - Ina May Gaskin Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
37 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
32: One Feeding at a Time. With Jacqueline Kincer
Are you wanting to breastfeed your baby or just know how to feed your infant? Listen in to find out the most important tools to feel empowered. Jacqueline and I met online (I know sounds like a dating app) in a self-development course and we hit it off right away. We share a lot of the same beliefs and parenting mindset. Today, she shares her wisdom concerning feeding our infants and supporting those who want to breastfeed. What we talked about: Her journey from stockbroker to lactation consultant How her own struggles with breastfeeding gave her the passion to support others How to avoid emotional pain due to lack of support when it comes to breastfeeding Why commitment is the number one factor to breastfeeding success How the gamification of breastfeeding is doing a disservice to parents How breastfeeding is a learning process for both mother and baby The need for mom monitors during the fourth trimester The importance of diagnosis and intervention when it comes to tongue and lip ties Moms always know best but are often not listened to Things to Remember "Parenting is messy." - Jacqueline Kincer "Every single moment in your life as a parent is a moment of choice." - Jacqueline Kincer "Moms always know, they really do." - Jacqueline Kincer Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
43 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
31: Learning with Less. With Ayelet Marinovich
Do you wonder what to buy or how much you should paly with your baby? Listen in to find out what is most important for your child. Ayelet and I hit off the minute we met, sharing the same parenting and educational values it’s always a pleasure to share a good conversation with her. Listen in as she shares some easy and simple ways to engage your child in developmentally appropriate activities. What we talked about: How she created a support group out of the necessity of being a new parent in a foreign country Nerding out on sharing her child development knowledge by singing and playing with babies and their parents How our children can learn with what we already have The importance of open-ended play with no significant goals Early literacy and how you can support it at home Her 4 pillar approach; Play, Talk, Sing and Movement Her prenatal and postpartum experiences between the UK and the US Things to Remember “You do you.” - Ayelet Marinovich “You are musical whether you like it or not.’ - Ayelet Marinovich Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor
36 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
30: Your Child’s Growth Mindset With Alexandra Eidens
Are you concerned about your child’s mindset? Listen in to find out how you can encourage a growth mindset each and every day. Being a life long learner, I was intrigued by how Alexandra Eidens, founder of Big Life Journal, helps us understand why having a growth mindset is important for both our children and for ourselves as parents. What we talked about: What is the difference between fixed and growth mindset? Why praising intelligence might not great for your child’s growth mindset. How personal development led her to create the Big Life Journal. How to help your child develop a growth mindset. Things to Remember “Adjust your parenting style to your child.” - Amanda Eidens Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
32 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
29: Living Your Best Life. With Amanda Rodriguez
Do you ever wonder how you can continue being yourself, as you become a parent? Listen in and find out what Amanda’s solutions are to not lose yourself when parenting. Sharing the fun and inspiring conversation I had with “Dude Mom”, she shares what she has learned raising her three boys and the importance of claiming yourself as you parent. What we talked about: How to be a ‘person’ while parenting Important things to do the first year of baby Connecting with your significant other Journaling and learning to ask for help Social media as an added value Getting in the picture with your children Learning to forgive yourself Parenting advice comes from many different sources Things to Remember “Focus on what feels right for you and your baby” - Amanda Rodriguez “There is no should in parenting” - Amanda Rodriguez Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
41 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
28: Family Meals Matter. With Katie Kimball
Are you wishing for more connected family meals? Listen in to find how you can create this special time each and every day. I’m delighted to be speaking with Katie today. She and I share our love of having children in the kitchen and connecting with them during family meals. What we talked about: How she went from teaching to helping parents get children in the kitchen. Why she chooses to focus on the kitchen How children feel when cooking for others Bringing cooking skills back in our fast food culture Family table time nurtures mind, body, and spirit The difference that just two family meals can make in our children’s lives Fun ways to engage conversation during dinner time Giving children agency on how they sit and what they eat Division of responsibility when it comes to feeding our children The negative implications of screens at the table and how to get rid of them Things to Remember “Parenting is a journey with no final destination.” - Katie Kimball “For connected meals separate nourishment from entertainment.” - Katie Kimball Click here for Show Notes and more from Jeanne-Marie, Your Parenting Mentor.
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