The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 181: Creating Connection Moment-by-Moment


If you ever feel like you’re just checking off the boxes of to-dos as a mom, this episode is for you. 

This week on the podcast I share with you how I’m connecting more with my kids and why I’m prioritizing that. 

Focusing on this connection has not only helped my children, but I’ve seen how it has become very helpful for me as a mom. 

I think you will relate with what I share today. Let’s head to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares why she is focusing on connecting more with her kids; 
  • She explains how she practically connects with her children; and 
  • She shares how this connection impacts the future

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 180: Getting Your Toddler to Transition to Something They Don’t Like

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No one likes to do something that they don’t want to do, and that goes for our toddlers as well. 

You don’t like to pay bills, schedule another doctor’s appointment, run to the grocery store, or prep dinner, but you do it anyway, without a fuss, without a tantrum…. Well, at least sometimes. 

Our toddlers, they’re a different story. 

There are a lot of things that they don’t like but they need to do it anyway: going potty, getting dressed, cleaning up toys, heading inside for the night. 

And when they don’t like something but need to do it anyway, this is when you’ll likely see that full-blown tantrum. They’re not as good as you at controlling their emotions. 

So how can we make this easier on them - and us - when they need to transition to something that they don’t like to do. That’s what we’ll be talking about today, and I’ll be...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 179: What To Do When Your Toddler Doesn’t Fully Eliminate Her Bladder


Picture this… 

You’re done with daytime potty training, your child is fully pee and poop potty trained for daytime and nap, and now all of a sudden your child isn’t doing a good pee when she sits on the toilet. She sits, goes some, and then runs off. 

Maybe she’s rushing to the bathroom a little while later because she has to go. Maybe she suddenly has some pee pee dribbles in her underwear. 

And you're thinking, what gives? You had this whole potty training thing down months ago. 

If you ask me, “What gives?” is a great question. 

Why is your child suddenly doing this, and what can you do about it? That’s what I’ll be answering today. 

Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn reviews the potential reasons your child is not fully eliminating when she sits on the potty to go pee;
  • She shares the questions you should ask yourself to figure...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 178: “NO!” Responding to the Common Toddler Back-Talk

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If you have a two-year-old, three-year-old, or four-year-old, you may have noticed the nasty “no” word coming out of your sweet toddler's mouth maybe a little too often. 

It’s not super surprising. Your toddler is growing in independence, being in control is something she’s aiming for, and she’s learning that her behavior - her response - can be used for her good. 

So today on the show I want to talk about how we should respond to the ever common “no” that our toddlers throw at us. 

Your child saying this may absolutely drive you mad, but it doesn’t have to. 

Let’s go to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the two common reasons for why a child may say “no” to you;
  • She explains why it’s important to understand the reason for why your toddler may be telling you “no”; and 
  • She shares how you should respond when your child says “no” to your instruction, your transition, or your positive comment. 

SHOW NOTES

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 177: What Being Brave Looks Like in My Parenting


Are you into the whole idea of picking a word for the year? 

If you are, at the beginning of January you probably chose a word to help you align yourself to who you want to be - or at least working towards being - for the new year. 

I’m not super into this trend or idea like other people are but for the past two years I did choose a word to focus on at least temporarily. 

The word that I chose for 2022 is BRAVE because, at the time when I chose the word, I needed to be grounded in the concept of bravery, and I felt the nudge to be brave in all areas of life, in my marriage, in my personal life, in my business, and in parenting. 

So today I want to share with you what being brave looks like for me in my parenting, and I’m sharing this with you in the hopes of inspiring you to be brave in your own life, and to remind you that you’re definitely not alone. 

You’re not the only parent who...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 176: The How-To for Naptime Potty Training

nap podcast potty training Aug 16, 2022


You’ve conquered the daytime potty training - or are in the midst of conquering it - and now you’re wondering how the heck do you get your child potty trained for nap. 

If you’ve followed my daytime potty training plan, what I recommend for naptime is going to sound quite familiar to you because a lot of the strategies that you use for daytime training you will also use for naptime training. 

The steps are simple, the how-to is simple, and you’ll gleam a lot from today’s episode as I review the how-to for naptime potty training. 

Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn outlines five strategies to follow for successful  naptime potty training; 
  • She reviews how some of your child’s learned daytime potty training skills can carry over to naptime training and make the process easier for you; and 
  • She shares what notes or data you can collect during...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 175: Ease the Transition: Prepping Your Child to Return to School

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Summer is coming to an end and it’s about time to send your toddler back to preschool - or maybe to preschool for the first time. 

I’ve really, really enjoyed the extra time with my kids at home this summer, much more than I was anticipating, so sending my oldest back to preschool will be a bit of an adjustment for the first month or so. 

So today I want to talk about easing that transition, preparing our kiddos to go back to preschool. I’ll be sharing some specific action steps you can take to help prepare them mentally and physically for that school-time season. 

Let’s head to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn outlines five easy ways you can physically and mentally prepare your child to transition back to preschool; 
  • She shares another person you may need to mentally and physically prepare for this transition; and 
  • She shares how she’s personally feeling about this...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 174: Knowing When Your Toddler is Ready to Wear Underwear to Preschool


You tackled the big to-do of potty training your child this summer and now you’re left wondering… 

Okay, is my child ready to wear underwear to preschool? 

When is a child ready to wear underwear to preschool? That’s what I’ll be answering in today’s episode.

Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares three important criteria that your child should meet in order to be ready to wear underwear to preschool;
  • She outlines what you should consider if your child is not fully potty trained but may be ready to head to preschool in underwear; and
  • She specifically shares when your child should NOT wear underwear to preschool.

SHOW NOTES

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 173: The Power of Creating Trust for Yourself & Your Child

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A concept about parenting that I’ve really been focusing on with the parents that I coach is the idea of you being the expert of your own child. And not only that, but you being the BEST expert of your own child. 

Do you feel like you’re an expert on your child? 

Maybe you’ve never thought about it. Maybe your gut reaction is that no, you don’t feel like the expert of your own child. Maybe you have a lot of questions, a lot of doubt, a lot of uncertainty surrounding how you’re parenting or the decisions you make regarding your child. 

Maybe it’s a little too easy for you to see the areas where you feel that you’re struggling in your parenting, and it’s a little too hard to see the areas where you’re thriving, where you are, indeed, the expert of your child. 

I love developing this thought with moms and specifically to help you to hone in on your own parenting...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 172: Wisely Using Rewards in Potty Training So They Actually Work


If you’re in your potty training journey with your toddler and you’re concerned or worried that maybe your child is just not  getting the hang of it or you feel that your child is struggling to learn the process or you feel that maybe they aren’t making the progress that you think your child should be making, the very first thing that I would look at and trouble shoot is the reward you’re using. 

And if you’re concerned about progress and aren’t using rewards at all, then by all means add those rewards in. 

The reason that I say that rewards is the first thing that you should troubleshoot in your potty training journey is that it’s a pretty dang easy thing to fix or to change, and that one small change with rewards in potty training can actually make a huge difference. 

That’s my go-to when it comes to troubleshooting typical potty training progress issues because one...

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