Setting Up Your Home For Learning<br />
with Jeanne-Marie Paynel


Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#73: Setting Up Your Home for Learning

with Jeanne-Marie Paynel


Have you ever wondered what to do or how to set up your home when you have other children over to play? 

In this episode, Jeanne-Marie Paynel, M.Ed, shares practical insights and tips to support your child’s development. Our conversation reveals the beauty of simplicity, the power of observation, and the importance of allowing children to navigate conflicts and find their own solutions. Discover how a prepared environment and intentional parenting can create a joyful and supportive atmosphere for your child’s early years.

Don’t forget to check out our special gift, the Montessori Nursery Guide.

Topics discussed:
  • Importance of setting up the home for our little ones
  • The four main areas and how these evolve – sleeping, feeding, movement, and self-care of the child
  • Benefits of having a bed on the floor for sleep time
  • How to support social development that will benefit your child and their friends
  • Preparing your child and helping to set intentions for playdates
  • Practices to support your child when conflicts come up 
  • Words of encouragement for parents and learning to play
About the Guest

Jeanne-Marie Paynel, M.Ed, is a Parenting Mentor, Montessori Home Consultant, and Doula supporting parents to confidently raise the next generation of good-hearted humans.

She’s the host of The Art of Parenting podcast and founder of Your Parenting Mentor, where she guides expectant parents, caregivers, and parents of young children to better prepare their homes and themselves for their children to thrive during the first six crucial years of life. 

She believes that a supportive and peaceful home atmosphere will allow every child to flourish as an independent, confident and capable learner. She combines her many passions to serve her community: Montessori, RIE, Conscious Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Mindfulness.

Her mission is to help parents appreciate the true importance of their role – not as servants or teachers, but as supporters and guides of their children’s natural development.


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