Lazy Parenting with Stephanie Kennedy
Lazy Parenting with Stephanie Kennedy
Stephanie Kennedy
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.
76. Talking with our kids about the war in the Ukraine
From Covid to the Freedom Convoy to now, the war in Ukraine, our children have been inundated with some very hard things in 2022. We have to address these topics with our kids. We need to check-in and make sure they are ok.  Today I share some ways, those of us who might not know where to start or what to say can begin. Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. Even better - you can leave me a voice memo HERE I want this to be a two-way conversation! Also, if you loved today's episode, please help me out and click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 28, 2022
6 min
75. Your parenting questions answered - not listening or going to bed without a fight!
Today we continue the topic of proactive parenting vs reactive parenting and how the 3 big ideas of Lazy Parenting can be used to combat the challenges of getting our kids to listen to us and getting our kids to bed. Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. Even better - you can leave me a voice memo HERE I want this to be a two-way conversation! Also, if you loved today's episode, please help me out and click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 24, 2022
11 min
74. Your parenting questions answered - screaming, backtalk and whining.
Today we continue the topic of proactive parenting vs reactive parenting and how the 3 big ideas of Lazy Parenting can be used to combat bad behavior. Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. Even better - you can leave me a voice memo HERE I want this to be a two-way conversation! Also, if you loved today's episode, please help me out and click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 23, 2022
11 min
73. Proactive vs reactive parenting and calming the chaos is your home.
Confession time - I used to be a yeller. I yelled as a coach when I was a teen working with children and then I yelled as a parent at my kids. My temper has always gotten the best of me. So how did I end up with 4 kids and never having to raise my voice at them through their tweens and teens? Well, I had to change from being a frustrated and reactive parent to being a positive and proactive one. I had to recognize that my childrens' misbehavior was ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS a way of them trying to tell me something. And, that is where we have to agree to begin. You have to agree that all your child's behavior is communication. If we can start there, we can work to end the yelling in your house too. Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email.  Even better - you can leave me a voice memo HERE I want this to be a two-way conversation! Also, if you loved today's episode, please help me out and click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 22, 2022
12 min
72. Do this and I promise your relationship with your tween or teen will get better!
Today I have a challenge for you. A challenge that if you take, I can guarantee your relationship with your tween or teen will be shaken up for the better! It might be hard...but I believe in you. You can do it. The payoff will be HUGE! And, I want to hear all about it! You can leave me a voice memo HERE Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. I want this to be a two-way conversation! Talk soon. If you loved today's episode, please click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 21, 2022
8 min
71. There will be challenges for our kids as they re-enter the world after lockdowns. Scaffolding can help!
It's been TWO years! Two years since some of our children have been in school, back to their sports, back to their friends, and back to their pre-pandemic life. Expecting them (& ourselves) to just jump back in is foolish. Some of our children haven't been around anyone other than us! Today I talk about SCAFFOLDING or scaffold parenting as a strategy to consider as we try to fill in the holes or teach the missing skills our kids might have from growing up in the middle of a pandemic. Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. I want this to be a two-way conversation! Talk soon. If you loved today's episode, please click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 17, 2022
9 min
70. Phones and our kids. Are they (& us) addicted? Part 2/2
Today is part 2 of a discussion around our phones and how we and our family use them. The conversation moves into HOW to bring up the topic of phone addiction and compulsive behavior with our family. How do we communicate so that they hear what we have to say and don't get defensive and shut down?  The conversation stems from an episode of "The Chalene Show" hosted by my internet mentor, Chalene Johnson. An incredibly gifted communicator who gives us the language to address this difficult conversation. There are tons of practical takeaways and I hope to hear from you about how they have worked in your family. Be sure to follow Chalene on IG @chalenejohnson and listen and subscribe to her podcasts: The Chalene Show podcast Build Your Tribe podcast Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. I want this to be a two-way conversation! Talk soon. If you loved today's episode, please click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 16, 2022
10 min
69. Phones and our kids. Are they (& us) addicted? Part 1/2
Our phones are an important and vital part of our lives. I get it! And they are important to our kids as well.  But, let's take an honest look at HOW we are using them. Today I dive deep into this topic and share some ideas I heard from one of my internet mentors, Chalene Johnson. I describe in detail, why YOU need to follow her and WHY I admire her so much. Then, we talk about FOUR ways to curb our compulsive use of our phones and how to help our kids to stop it too. Be sure to follow Chalene on IG @chalenejohnson and listen and subscribe to her podcasts: The Chalene Show podcast Build Your Tribe podcast Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. I want this to be a two-way conversation! Talk soon. If you loved today's episode, please click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 15, 2022
15 min
68. Ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids today and every day!
Hey, Lazy Parenting podsquad! Today is Valentine's Day and I am sharing some easy and quick ways to show love to your kids today and every day!  Be sure to check out my Valentine printables HERE Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. I want this to be a two-way conversation! Talk soon. If you loved today's episode, please click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 14, 2022
8 min
67. Are "Acts of Service" Your Child's Love Language? Part 4/4
Today is the last episode in the series on LOVE and how do we know that our kids know we love them? If you haven't yet listened to episode 64, be sure to go back and listen to that one first. I go over the key idea of unconditional love and why it is such an important piece of this conversation. Today I am diving into the final love language, #5 so you can see if one of these is your child's primary love language. Remember, even if it isn't, showing our kids love in all five ways is vitally important if they are going to grow up and understand that different people express and share love in different ways. And, most importantly, help them understand that someone else's love language might be (and likely will be) different from their own. The foundation for this series of episodes is based on Dr. Gary Chapman's book "The Five Love Languages of Children." CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO. Thank you for hanging out with me today! I love these daily chats and hearing from you as to how they are helping. Don't forget to DM me on Instagram, come follow along on TikTok or send me an email. I want this to be a two-way conversation! Talk soon. If you loved today's episode, please click 5 stars and write a review! Follow Lazy Parenting 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 Be sure to send me a DM with any questions or struggles or just a "hi" over on IG! I look forward to hearing from you! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lazy-parenting/message
Feb 11, 2022
7 min
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