The Stepmom Coach Podcast

Do You Spy On Your Kids

March 22, 2019

With Lisa Honold and Claudette Chenevert 

I’ll admit, I “spied" on our kids while they lived in our home, especially during their teen years. There was nothing fun or exciting about snooping on what our kids did on the internet (which by today's standards would be seen as primitive), going through their stuff to make sure they weren’t doing anything illegal or immoral. 

This was one area where my husband and I strongly disagreed on whether it was OK for me to spy on our kids or not. And he’s not the only one. Recently, I asked my Facebook followers if they spied on their kids and the responses were from Absolutely to Never and everything in between. 

Now if I changed the word from spying to monitoring, then the response was different. Even my husband was more on board with the thought of monitoring our kids and seeing this as being responsible parents. 

So what’s the difference between spying and monitoring? Lisa and I talk about this in our video and what best tools to use to help you monitor your children without being invasive.


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About Claudette

Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.

Claudette has over 30 years of experience as a stepmom and 36 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.

Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.  Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon,

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