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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 140: What a Slacker! Getting Over My Own Parenting Problem


Today on the show I want to share with you one of the main areas where I struggle in my own parenting journey, and I want to share it with you because, if I had to guess, you likely struggle in this area too. 

Today I want to share with you the area where I slack off in my parenting. Where I loosen up. Where I lack consistency. 

It’s probably similar for you. 

You see, you are likely changing the consistency in those strategies that you’re using and it is likely having an effect on your child’s behavior, but you don’t even realize that it’s happening. 

Alright, now let me share with you how I’m a slacker and where my struggle lies within my own parenting. Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn discusses why children can be more well-behaved when only one parent is present versus two parents present; 
  • She explains why this is the case; and 
  • She...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 139: Ditch the Stickers! Effectively Using Rewards in Potty Training


Newsflash! I have one major beef about using rewards within potty training: using them ineffectively. Nothing drives me more mad. 

So today on the show I want to talk about how to effectively use rewards within potty training and what you should watch out for when using stickers and those potty sticker charts to help teach the skill of potty training. 

Now let me help you use rewards within potty training so they actually work. Let’s head to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn reviews why you should consider using rewards to help teach the skill of potty training; 
  • She discusses how sticker charts are used within potty training and why they may not be the best idea for your child; 
  • She shares multiple tips for how to use rewards in potty training to help get your toddler potty trained for good! 

SHOW NOTES

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 138: Is It Normal for My Child to Have Meltdowns Around the Holidays?

behavior holidays podcast Nov 16, 2021


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. 

But the reality of this holiday craziness is that there are bound to be a few extra meltdowns or tantrums here or there - from your toddler of course, but maybe also from you - and it really shouldn’t come as a surprise, should 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.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn discusses what can contribute,...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 137: When It’s A GOOD Idea to Yell at Your Kid

behavior podcast strategies Nov 09, 2021


Do you ever yell at your kids? 

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. 

Yep, today I’m going to give you permission to yell at your kid, but my thoughts may be a bit different than you think.

Let me tell you when you CAN yell. Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn reviews when and why you should avoid yelling when dealing with unwanted...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 136: Potty Training Around the Holidays: What You Need to Consider


With the holidays just shortly around the corner, you may find yourself with some time off and a toddler who is ready to be potty trained. 

Summer is always a big time for parents to jump into potty training, but the holiday season may also be a pretty popular time to get potty training done. 

If you’re thinking it may be go-time for your toddler and potty training, keep listening to today’s episode. We’ll be talking about some important things you need to consider with potty training around the holidays and how to best prepare.

Now let’s chat about potty training during the holiday season. Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the one question you need to ask yourself when trying to decide if you should potty train your toddler during the holiday season; 
  • She explains the things you should consider for potty training your toddler over the holidays; and 
  • She...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 135: Why You Should Aim for Proactive (Instead of Reactive) Parenting


You’re likely here today because you’re ready to ditch the overwhelm and the frustration that can come with parenting toddlers, dealing with tantrums, hearing the whining, and managing all of the junky behaviors. 

And, of course, I’m here today to help you live a more peaceful parenting life, to help you create some calm, to help you parent smarter and not harder, and to help you parent easier. 

So today on the show I want to talk about proactive versus reactive parenting, and why your goal is to aim for that proactive parenting. 

Let’s talk about those differences between reactive parenting and proactive parenting. Let’s head to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains the differences between reactive and proactive parenting;
  • She explains how proactive parenting can solve those unwanted toddler behavior problems long-term; and 
  • She shares how you personally can benefit ...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 134: Is It Normal for My Child to Curse or Use Inappropriate Language?

behavior podcast strategies Oct 19, 2021


Our kids see and hear everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, that we do and say. 

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. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the inappropriate language her toddler uses and how she has handled it;
  • She explains how you can inform your child that the language is not okay without providing too much attention; and
  • She shares why we must be mindful of our words and actions in front of our kiddos.

SHOW NOTES

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 133: Quit Attaching Personal Meaning to Your Child’s Behavior!

mindset parenting podcast Oct 12, 2021


What makes parenting much more difficult is when we attach personal meaning to our child’s behavior and blame ourselves. 

To be straight with you, it’s not helpful to you and it’s not helpful to your child, but we still do this, we still attach this personal blame to ourselves, and it needs to stop. 

So today, let’s talk about how we should actually view behavior and quit making life harder than it needs to be.  

Now let me share with you how I view behavior. Let’s head to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the ways in which we attach personal meaning to our child’s behavior, like by saying, “I’m the reason he’s acting out.”;
  • She explains how she views behavior objectively so that we don’t make behavior subjective; and
  • She shares her trick for viewing her own children’s behavior for what it is, just behavior. 

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 132: Potty Problems at School: When Your Toddler Won’t Go


What happens when your toddler, your preschooler, has potty issues at school? 

This can be a pretty common problem to have but it can be a little tricky to figure out what is going on or how to solve the problem. 

I’ve had to deal with this situation myself with my three-year-old because he just wouldn’t go pee pee at school; he’d hold it until he got home around lunchtime. 

So today on the show I want to share with you specific ways you can support your child if he does have potty problems at school to minimize those accidents or problems and how the school can also support your child through this situation.

 Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the potty problem her own preschooler has had at school;
  • She explains how you can support your child if he doesn’t go pee pee at school; and
  • She shares specific ways the school and teacher can help support...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 131: What To Do When You’re Suffering in Your Parenting

mindset parenting podcast Sep 28, 2021


No one likes to suffer. We also don’t like to talk about it because we think that we are the only ones who suffer or we think we are the only ones who suffer in THIS specific way… 

Bedtime battles, ditching the paci, getting your kid poop potty trained, whatever it is. 

So today on the show I want to talk about the difference between suffering and struggling and what you can do when you are suffering in your own parenting. 

Now let’s address this unspoken suffering. Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains the difference between struggling and suffering in your parenting; 
  • She shares specific ways she has suffered in her own parenting; and 
  • She illustrates what you can do when you are suffering in your own parenting to get out of the suffering state.

SHOW NOTES

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