In my own parenting I am ALL about using strategies that are easy to use, that work at improving behavior in the moment I'm with my toddler, and that help my child with skill development and improve behavior long-term.
Who wouldn’t want less whining and more appropriate communication?!
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Since Spring and Summer are key times for potty training for most parents, for the next foreseeable future I’ll be adding in extra potty training episodes on the podcast to give you some additional support. I’ll be talking about the how-to of potty training, using rewards, outlining when potty training is over, and describing what life really looks like when potty training is over, which will be very helpful if your child is the first one you’re potty training. Don’t forget that I do have a lot of previous episodes on potty training, so search my episodes to see if any of those episodes can give you some guidance when it comes to potty training.
Even if your potty training journey resulted in successfully potty training your toddler, there may still be some things you’d do differently,...
If your child’s behavior isn’t the problem, then what do you think IS the problem?
Today I’m putting on my sassy pants for a little bit - which I rarely do - but I do it for a good reason.
Alright, the sassy pants are coming on. I hope you enjoy. Let’s go to the show.
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Even if your child is wearing underwear and is mostly or completely potty trained, she may still be doing the potty dance.
When she has to go potty, she may fidget and dance around. Or she may walk around in a funny way because she’s trying to hold it. Or she even could be holding herself because she has to go potty but won’t go to the bathroom, or won’t tell you.
This is one of the MOST frequent issues that mamas come to me with. Their child is fully potty trained, she doesn’t have accidents, she’s wearing underwear all day, and yet she won’t ever tell you that she needs to go.
Why is it that your child does this potty dance, is fully potty trained, and won’t tell you that she needs to go? And what can you do about it? That’s what we’ll be talking about today.
Maybe her brother took away the toy that she was playing with. Maybe you told her that she can’t have a snack right now. Maybe you’re making her go inside from outside playtime.
What’s really going on is that your child is responding to some irritating thing with sounds instead of words.
Is this normal? And what can you do about it? That’s what I’ll be talking about in today’s episode.
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He wants to play with you. He wants your interaction. He wants you near him during his playtime. He wants you to do most of the playing.
If this sounds like playtime at your house, keep listening to this episode.
Today I’ll be sharing what you can do when your child relies on you for his playtime and specific tools you can use to begin teaching your child how to play without you. And, of course, I’ll be reviewing that ever-important development piece that we must never forget when it comes to understanding our child’s behavior.
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While that seems like a great idea and an opportunity that someone should have jumped on a long time ago, the reality of it is that every child is an individual. That means they have their individual personalities, their individual preferences, their individual idiosyncrasies, and their individual needs.
It’s true for potty training as well. You may be holding a so-called potty training “manual” or book, you’ve followed it to a T, and yet your toddler is still not potty trained. What gives?
If you’re in the boat of using more of a child-led or child-initiated potty training method and it’s just not doing the trick, your toddler is still not getting the hang of it after a good consistent effort, keep listening to this episode.
This season of life - dealing with the terrible twos, struggling with the trying 3s, toddlerhood - can feel so exhausting, so draining, and so frustrating.
If you feel like you have to hide out in the pantry to make a phone call or sneak away to your bathroom just to catch a break, this episode is for you.
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If you have two or more toddlers running around your house, you already know what a battle it can be for your kids to share toys.
And you are well aware of increased noise, the stress, and the pressure that this not wanting to share behavior can bring up. So is it a big deal?
We’ll talk about it in today’s episode. Let’s go to the show.
One of the practical ways that you can do this and achieve that success in your parenting and with your toddler’s behavior is through the strategy of choice. Simply providing choices to your toddler.
I’ve talked about this strategy before but today on the show I want to show you how you can use this strategy to work for you and with your own preferences in mind. These strategies are like your best friend. They’re on your side and they have your back. If you feel like these parenting strategies are out to get you or make your life worse, keep listening to the episode.
Alright, now onto the power of choice. Let’s head to the show.