The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 158: The Strategy that I Use DAILY to Improve Behavior

behavior podcast strategies Apr 12, 2022


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. 

So today on the show I want to share with you the strategy that I use daily with both my 2-year-old and my 4-year-old to decrease whining and to increase appropriate communication. 

Who wouldn’t want less whining and more appropriate communication?! 

Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the parenting strategy that she uses in her own home to decrease whining and increase appropriate requests; 
  • She gives examples of how she uses the strategy with a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old; and  
  • She describes how this strategy decreases unwanted behavior like whining and improves desirable behavior like appropriate asking and requesting. 

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 157: What I Would Change about My Own Potty Training Journey


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.

But today I want to get a little personal and talk about what I would change about my own potty training journey. 

Even if your potty training journey resulted in successfully potty training your toddler, there may still be some things you’d do differently,...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 156: Your Child’s Behavior Isn’t the Problem… THIS Is!

behavior parenting podcast Mar 29, 2022


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. 

I want you to understand your toddler’s behavior or your preschooler’s behavior in a better way, in a more true way, which will bring so much clarity and peace to your motherhood journey. 

Alright, the sassy pants are coming on. I hope you enjoy. Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains the real problem to your child’s typical toddler behaviors; 
  • She shares what you have to keep in check to keep your calm and your cool when dealing with toddler behaviors; and 
  • She describes why it is so important to understand toddler behavior from a develop and behavior standpoint. 

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 155: The Potty Dance Dilemma: How to Get Your Child to Request the Potty


Does your toddler do the potty dance? 

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. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains the reason for...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 154: Is It Normal for My Child to Grunt When She’s Mad?

behavior parenting podcast Mar 15, 2022


Does your toddler grunt or make some other similar noise when she’s upset or frustrated about something that’s going on around her? 

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. 

Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains why children may grunt when they are frustrated instead of communicating with their words like they normally do;  
  • She shares how you can respond to this grunting sound to aid your child in his or her development; and 
  • She shares the communication tool that she uses...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 153: What To Do When Your Child Relies On You for Playtime

behavior play podcast Mar 08, 2022


Do you have a toddler who just does NOT want to play alone? 

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. 

Let’s head to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains the different ways that playtime can look if your child relies on you for playtime or doesn’t like playing alone;
  • She shares specific questions you should ask yourself to determine if there is an underlying problem regarding your...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 152: When the Child-Led Potty Training Method Isn’t Working


Parenting should come with a manual, shouldn’t it? 

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. 

Today I will be sharing what to do next if that child-led potty training method isn’t...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 151: Are You THRIVING in Your Parenting or Just Getting Through It?

mindset parenting podcast Feb 22, 2022


Do you feel like you’re just “getting through” this season of your motherhood? 

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. 

Today on the show I want to share how you can create a season of motherhood that’s a bit different - and much more positive - than this “just getting through” mentality. 

Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares how easy it is to have this “just getting through” mentality with every stage of your child’s development; 
  • She answers the question, “Are you thriving?” for her own motherhood journey and shares her personal definition for...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 150: Is It Normal for My Child to NOT Want to Share?

behavior play podcast Feb 15, 2022


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? 

Is it a big deal that your toddler struggles with sharing? And what can you do about it to help your child learn appropriate sharing and make your home more peaceful in the process? 

We’ll talk about it in today’s episode. Let’s go to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the important toddler development piece that you need to understand so that you don’t get mad and yell at your toddler for not sharing; 
  • She explains the different reasons for why a toddler may struggle with sharing; and 
  • She outlines multiple easy-to-use strategies for managing and responding to your toddler’s struggle with...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 149: The Power of CHOICE: Making It Work for You


You CAN have control in your parenting. You CAN feel confident in your parenting. And you CAN experience stability in your parenting. 

How? 

By using strategies that work. By parenting smarter and not harder. 

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.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains why the...
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