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.
Let’s talk about that now. Let’s head to the...
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.
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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.
I’m certain you’ll feel me in the struggle that I share today. You’re not alone.
Let’s go to the show.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Let me tell you when you CAN yell. Let’s head to the show.