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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 146: Is It Normal for My Child to Refuse Help?

behavior parenting podcast Jan 18, 2022


Have you ever been in a situation in which your toddler asks for or requests your help in some way, you begin to offer that help, and then they freak out, whine, and get upset because you are helping them… and you’re doing the exact thing they wanted help with. 

You’re left feeling, “uh, what the heck just happened?!” 

These types of moments are not too surprising with our still-developing toddlers, and if we can understand this toddler behavior with a developmental lens, parenting becomes a heck of a lot easier, so much less irritating, and much more enjoyable for us. 

But maybe you’re still left questioning yourself: what on earth do I do in this situation? How should I handle the “I want help but I actually don’t want help” scenario? 

My main advice here: direct and clear communication is key. 

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 145: How to Respond to Pee Pee Accidents in Potty Training


Today’s episode is all about the how-to for pee pee accidents that occur within potty training, and it’s a pretty common question I get: 

What do I do when my child has an accident? 

How should I respond when my toddler has an accident in potty training?

I’ll tell you everything you need to know, and don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. It’s pretty straight forward and makes sense. 

Now let’s get you out of that puddle. Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn gives you the step-by-step process for how to respond to accidents that occur within potty training;
  • She explains why it’s important for your child to have accidents in underwear (instead of diapers or pull-ups) in the potty training journey; and 
  • She shares why accidents are a good thing for your child to experience within potty training. 

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 144: My Biggest Struggle in Parenting & How I Plan to Move Forward


We are wrapping up this year, and with the end of one year comes the beginning of another year. 

With a new year comes new goals, aspirations, improvements, and well-being. 

So today on the show I want to share with you my personal reflection of my parenting this past year, specifically my biggest struggle with parenting two young toddlers, and how I plan to move forward so that the struggle doesn’t stay as a struggle. 

I’m certain you’ll feel me in the struggle that I share today. You’re not alone. 

Let’s go to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares where she struggles in her parenting as it relates to parenting two young toddlers; 
  • She explains the process she used to discover the solutions to overcome her common parenting struggles; and 
  • She shares the ways she plans to move forward in her struggles and how she plans to make improvements to her parenting journey...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 143: Is It Normal for My Kids to Act Like Nutcases in Public?

behavior parenting podcast Dec 21, 2021


Do you ever feel like your kids are acting like total nutcases, especially when you’re out in public? 

Maybe you’re feeling that your kids are the only kids. 

Your kids are the only kids who are loud and noisy. Your kids are the only kids who are touching everything in sight. Your kids are the only kids who are running all over the place. 

It feels embarrassing and can be mentally exhausting. 

Today on the show I want to talk about those kids of ours who are acting like nutcases while out in public and what we, as parents, can think about the whole situation. 

Perspective is everything and today I’m here to give you some perspective.  

Now onto the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares a situation when her own toddlers acted like nutcases in public and how she took perspective about the situation to bring ease in her own parenting; 
  • She explains why it is crucial to...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 142: Providing Choices: What To Do When It All Goes Wrong


What to do when you deliver a choice to your child, you’re banking that it’ll take care of all of that whining and toddler tantrum in that moment, and then flop: it all goes wrong. Or at least it seems that it all goes wrong. 

As I always say, we can use all of the best parenting strategies out there but our kids are still kids, they’re human, we’re human, and the strategies aren’t going to work 100% of the time. 

Don’t get me wrong, I firmly believe that strategies like providing choices are incredible and powerful and can have such a positive effect within your parenting, but the strategy may not work each and every time. This is normal and this is to be expected. That’s why it’s important to have an arsenal of good parenting strategies.

So today on the show I want to walk you through how to handle a situation that seems to go completely wrong when using the strategy of...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 141: What To Do When You’ve Dabbled with Potty Training & You’re Ready To Get It Done


Have you dabbled with potty training but you’re ready to put the pedal to the metal, go all in, and ditch those diapers for good? 

Maybe you’ve given your toddler the time and the space to get comfortable with the potty, to give it a try on their own, and to let them do it on their terms. But maybe, just maybe, your toddler isn’t daytime potty trained. 

Don’t worry. It’s not just your toddler and you’re not the only one in this boat. Many, many parents have gone this route of being lax about potty training but soon finding that they need to ramp up the strategies a little bit to actually get their kiddo potty trained. 

And guess what, some kids actually do need to be “trained.” They need to go through the potty training process. They may not be potty trained on their own or in their own timing, and that’s okay. 

So today on the show I’m going to answer the...

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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! 

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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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