The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 165: So, When is Potty Training Over?!

We talk a lot about potty training: the how-to, readiness signs, how long it will take. 

We think about the process and what life will look like during that process when you’re actively potty training your child. 

We also think about AFTER potty training is over… what life will be like, the freedom you’ll have from not having to change diapers, the money that you’ll save from not having to buy those diapers. 

But one thing we don’t often talk about is “When is potty training over?” 

How do you know when you’re done with potty training? When can you officially say you’re done training? 

That’s what we’ll be talking about today.  Let’s head to the show. 


  • Laura Lynn gives you her criteria for determining when potty training is officially over; 
  • She specifically outlines when potty training is over when using...
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Accomplishing Tasks with Timers

behavior parenting timers May 09, 2019

It's a typical morning.

You're rushing around trying to find shoes, hair ties, the car keys, and your child's school folder.

Your nine year-old is frantically throwing clothes on, brushing hair, and grabbing a granola bar to snack on in the car because, let's face it, there was NO time to sit down and have breakfast. 

It's a similar story for after school.

Your child comes home, throws her stuff everywhere, grabs a snack, and sits down to watch some cartoons. She needs to be doing her homework and studying her vocab words but when she attempts, she's easily distracted by what you're doing, what's on TV, what's going on outside, etc.

It SHOULD only take her 40 minutes TOPS to get everything done. By the time she gets up, goes to the bathroom, sits back down, grabs a glass of water, sits down again, then needs a snack, and then has to tell you what happened today, it's been an hour and fifteen minutes and the homework is STILL not done. 

This is the struggle that you and...

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