The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 147: The How-To for Establishing Effective Rules for Toddlers

behavior podcast strategies Jan 25, 2022


What I know from studying the research (and personally living it out) is that kids - and all people - love and thrive on routine and structure and consistency.

But how can we create that structure, provide that consistency, and also tackle some of these typical unwanted toddler behaviors in our own homes in a practical way?

Rules, my friends. 

Contrary to what many people believe, rules actually provide freedom. That structure and that consistent expectation provides freedom, not the opposite. 

So today on the show I want to give you the how-to for creating effective rules for your toddlers that you can use at home, and I’ll walk you through two different rules I’ve successfully incorporated in my own home with my toddlers. 

Yep, these rules actually got rid of some unwanted behaviors that were driving me nuts. 

Let’s create some effective rules. Let’s head to the show. 

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 146: Is It Normal for My Child to Refuse Help?

behavior parenting podcast Jan 18, 2022


Have you ever been in a situation in which your toddler asks for or requests your help in some way, you begin to offer that help, and then they freak out, whine, and get upset because you are helping them… and you’re doing the exact thing they wanted help with. 

You’re left feeling, “uh, what the heck just happened?!” 

These types of moments are not too surprising with our still-developing toddlers, and if we can understand this toddler behavior with a developmental lens, parenting becomes a heck of a lot easier, so much less irritating, and much more enjoyable for us. 

But maybe you’re still left questioning yourself: what on earth do I do in this situation? How should I handle the “I want help but I actually don’t want help” scenario? 

My main advice here: direct and clear communication is key. 

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 145: How to Respond to Pee Pee Accidents in Potty Training


Today’s episode is all about the how-to for pee pee accidents that occur within potty training, and it’s a pretty common question I get: 

What do I do when my child has an accident? 

How should I respond when my toddler has an accident in potty training?

I’ll tell you everything you need to know, and don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. It’s pretty straight forward and makes sense. 

Now let’s get you out of that puddle. Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn gives you the step-by-step process for how to respond to accidents that occur within potty training;
  • She explains why it’s important for your child to have accidents in underwear (instead of diapers or pull-ups) in the potty training journey; and 
  • She shares why accidents are a good thing for your child to experience within potty training. 

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 143: Is It Normal for My Kids to Act Like Nutcases in Public?

behavior parenting podcast Dec 21, 2021


Do you ever feel like your kids are acting like total nutcases, especially when you’re out in public? 

Maybe you’re feeling that your kids are the only kids. 

Your kids are the only kids who are loud and noisy. Your kids are the only kids who are touching everything in sight. Your kids are the only kids who are running all over the place. 

It feels embarrassing and can be mentally exhausting. 

Today on the show I want to talk about those kids of ours who are acting like nutcases while out in public and what we, as parents, can think about the whole situation. 

Perspective is everything and today I’m here to give you some perspective.  

Now onto the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares a situation when her own toddlers acted like nutcases in public and how she took perspective about the situation to bring ease in her own parenting; 
  • She explains why it is crucial to...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 138: Is It Normal for My Child to Have Meltdowns Around the Holidays?

behavior holidays podcast Nov 16, 2021


Most of us love a good holiday celebration, and before we know it we are going to be thrown into over a month of celebrating. 

From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years, from party after party after party, and from one activity to another, your schedule is going to be booked. The same goes for your kids as well. Maybe you love it or maybe you hate it. 

But the reality of this holiday craziness is that there are bound to be a few extra meltdowns or tantrums here or there - from your toddler of course, but maybe also from you - and it really shouldn’t come as a surprise, should it? 

Today on the show we’re going to be talking about these meltdowns that happen around the holidays: why they are more likely to occur at this time and what you can do to help your kid - and yourself - through this holiday season. 

Let’s go to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn discusses what can contribute,...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 137: When It’s A GOOD Idea to Yell at Your Kid

behavior podcast strategies Nov 09, 2021


Do you ever yell at your kids? 

I know you’re thinking, “well, of course, Laura Lynn. Yes, I yell at my kids, but I don’t want to admit that to you.” 

You probably don’t want to admit that to me or to anybody else because the best rule of thumb, those best practice strategies that all of the experts teach us is to not yell at our kids, to avoid yelling at our kids. 

While I 100% agree with this, that it’s not going to be best for you or for your kiddo if your go-to strategy is yelling, I do want to take it a step further and talk about when yelling is okay, even when yelling is a GOOD idea. 

Yep, today I’m going to give you permission to yell at your kid, but my thoughts may be a bit different than you think.

Let me tell you when you CAN yell. Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn reviews when and why you should avoid yelling when dealing with unwanted...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 134: Is It Normal for My Child to Curse or Use Inappropriate Language?

behavior podcast strategies Oct 19, 2021


Our kids see and hear everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, that we do and say. 

Whether it’s killing a bug on the wall by hitting it with your shoe or saying some inappropriate words when you stub your toe, it’s no surprise that at some point or another, your toddler will copy that same behavior. 

So today on the show I want to talk about children who curse or use inappropriate language, and what you can do to make it stop. 

Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the inappropriate language her toddler uses and how she has handled it;
  • She explains how you can inform your child that the language is not okay without providing too much attention; and
  • She shares why we must be mindful of our words and actions in front of our kiddos.

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 130: Is It Normal for My Toddler to Refuse to Get into the Car?

behavior podcast strategies Sep 21, 2021


There may be lots of little situations that your toddler or preschooler struggles in the day-to-day ongoings of life. 

Getting dressed. Stepping away from the TV. Eating dinner. Coming inside from outside playtime. Not splashing in the bathtub. 

Your child may even struggle with refusing to get into the car or having a very difficult time getting into the car. Cue the tantrum. 

So today on the show I want to talk about how you can respond when your child is refusing to get into the car AND how you can parent smarter and not harder by preventing this situation from happening in the first place…

Because hey, you got your kid dressed, bags backed, shoes on, and everyone out the door, so why make getting into the car any harder than it needs to be? 

Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the different reasons for why a child may have a difficult time getting into the car; 
  • She...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 126: How To Turn Things Around When You Only See “BAD” Behavior?

behavior podcast strategies Aug 24, 2021


Maybe when you look at your toddler or preschooler all you see is the “BAD” behavior: fighting with siblings, not sharing toys, NEVER listening to you or following your directions (especially the first time), terrible mealtime behaviors, a mean or a bad attitude, being strong-willed when it comes to bedtime and the bedtime routine,  tantrums, tantrums, and more tantrums, and oh, we can’t forget the annoying whining. 

You see the “BAD”.... it’s easy to spot, you can’t miss it. And sure, “BAD” or unwanted behavior doesn’t mean your child is a bad kid and it doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent, but that doesn’t change much of your feelings. 

You’re sick and tired of being, well, sick and tired. 

You’re sick and tired of feeling how parenting a toddler, your own child, seems and feels so dang difficult… maybe impossible....

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 125: Is It Normal for My Toddler to Pull Hair?

behavior parenting podcast Aug 17, 2021


If you’re a mama with long hair like me, you also dread when your toddler pulls your hair. 

Maybe it was by accident or maybe it was intentional. Regardless of the intent, I have thought many times about cutting my hair because it has become a pet peeve of mine when my hair gets pulled. It drives me nuts. 

But what we want to know is whether it’s normal. And more importantly, how can we make it stop? 

So, how do we get our toddlers to stop pulling our hair? Let’s find out. Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains four different reasons for why toddlers may pull your hair; 
  • She shares how you can respond when your child does pull your hair so that the hair pulling doesn’t continue long-term; and 
  • She shares how she responded when her own two kids pulled her hair. 

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