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.

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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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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 171: The EASIEST Strategy I Use to Prevent Public Tantrums

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My 2- and 4-year old really love to go to the library, and one of the big problems that comes up for my kids is who is going to push the button to automatically open the door when we walk in and walk out. 

It can be a battle, and if I don’t use the right strategies, there will for sure be a loud tantrum in the quiet library.

So today on the show I want to walk you through my tried-and-true AND easy to use strategy that has saved me frustration and that has consistently prevented any public tantrums from occurring for both of my kids in this situation. 

The strategy is incredibly easy, and it can be applied in a lot of different situations to save you headache and heartache and give your kiddos the support that they may need. 

Now on to my tried-and-true strategy. Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains the parenting strategy she uses to prevent public tantrums in the library with her...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 170: Is Pre-Potty Exposure Necessary Before Potty Training?


If it’s about time for you to start your potty training journey with your child, you may be wondering if you’ve “prepped” your child enough for the experience. 

What do they need to know about the potty before they jump in? 

How much do you need to mentally prepare them? 

What should you tell them? 

What should they experience? 

I get lots of questions like this from moms who are about the jump into potty training for the first time. They want to make sure they set their child up for success when it comes to potty training, and I’m all aboard on that mentality. 

So today let’s talk about this exposure to the potty before jumping into potty training so that you can begin your journey in ease.  

Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains how your child naturally gets some potty exposure prior to your potty training journey; 
  • She...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 169: What YOUR Behavior Has to Do With Your Child

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What do you think would happen to your child’s behavior, or maybe even to your relationship with your child, if you worked on what is negatively affecting or impacting YOU? 

Take a couple of days and really think about that. 

Think about the things that bother you, the things that keep popping up into your head, the irritations that drive you mad that are on repeat. What would happen if you started addressing those things in a positive way? 

My thought is that when you begin tackling some of the things that are bothering you, when you begin to improve your personal self and your own life, then you may see positive changes in your child’s behavior. I’ll explain why in the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the #1 question that you need to ask yourself if you’re wanting to address your child’s unwanted behavior;
  • She illustrates how your behavior can potentially influence your...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 168: How & When to Decrease Rewards after Potty Training


One of the biggest beefs that many parents have with using rewards for potty training is that they think that their child will ALWAYS require to earn a reward in order to go pee pee on the potty, and that’s just not the case. 

As you know, I’m a big fan of using rewards, especially for potty training, so today I want to guide you on how to effectively decrease those rewards after potty training is over. 

To calm your fears, your child will NOT require a reward to go pee pee on the potty for the rest of her life. 

Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the key piece to SUCCESSFULLY decreasing the use of rewards for daytime potty training; 
  • She goes in detail on how she decreased the use of rewards for daytime potty training for her son; and 
  • She shares under what specific situation it may be a good idea to keep rewards in place. 

SHOW NOTES

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 167: My Husband’s Favorite Toddler Behavior Strategy

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What’s your favorite behavior strategy to use with toddlers? 

I asked this very question to my husband, and that’s what I want to share with you today. 

Plus, I want to let you in on the reasons that this strategy is his favorite strategy, to really let you see that parenting doesn’t have to be hard, using good parenting strategies can be effective, and that you can actually enjoy your parenting. 

Let’s get right to it. Let’s head to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares her husband’s favorite toddler behavior strategy and explains how to use the strategy effectively;
  • She explains why this is her husband’s favorite strategy and, thus, should be one of your top strategies as well; and 
  • She details how this strategy can prevent unwanted behaviors from occurring. 

SHOW NOTES

Parenting doesn’t have to be hard, using good parenting strategies can be...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 166: Potty Training is Over… Now What?


There’s a lot more to potty training than just the typical stuff that gets talked about. There’s more to it than readiness signs, how to respond to accidents, and what method to use. 

So today, I want to talk about another topic of potty training that isn’t talked about very much. I want to talk about what life looks like when potty training is over. The days, the weeks, and the months following potty training. 

Like last week, this episode will be very helpful if this is your first time potty training.

So let’s get to it. Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains what the days after potty training looks like, including what you should and should not be doing
  • She shares when your child can wear underwear to daycare; and 
  • She shares what you should begin thinking about the weeks and months following daytime potty training. 

SHOW NOTES

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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. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • 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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