The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 120: When to Deliver Instructions versus Transition Statements

listen podcast strategies Jul 13, 2021

How to get your toddler to listen to you… that’s what we all want to know, right? 

When it comes to delivering instructions to our little ones, there are a lot of easy BUT important things to keep in mind so that your toddler WILL actually listen to you. 

It’s important to have a healthy balance of instructions or commands or demands that we deliver to our children mixed in with your typical transition statements like, “Okay, it’s time for lunch.” 

So today on the show I’m going to walk you through this avenue of when to deliver instructions or demands to your child and, instead, when to just deliver an easy transition statement. And, as you know, effective communication is what can make parenting a heck of a lot easier. 

Now let’s get on to communicating effectively with our children so they will listen, so we don’t waste our breath, and so parenting is, well, easier. Let’s go to the show. 


  • Laura Lynn shares why it’s important to have a healthy balance between delivering instructions and transition statements
  • She explains when it’s best to deliver an instruction and when it may be a better idea to deliver transition statements; and
  • She shares what you can’t assume about your kids when it comes to communicating with them. 


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