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.
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.
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.
Let’s talk about that now. Let’s head to the...
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Let me tell you when you CAN yell. Let’s head to the show.
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.
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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.
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 feeling how parenting a toddler, your own child, seems and feels so dang difficult… maybe impossible....
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?
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