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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 112: Is It Normal for My Kid to Take Toys without Asking?

play podcast strategies May 18, 2021

Welcome to another “is it normal” behavior series. Today on the show we are talking about whether or not it is normal for our toddlers to take toys without asking.

As a mama of a three year old and a 15 month old, this is a specific situation that I’m dealing with in my own household, so I get it and I feel you on this one. 

But what I want to leave with you today are specific ways you can address this situation in the moment when it does happen and what you can do to begin teaching those good play skills. So important! 

Okay, let’s talk about our toddlers who take toys without asking. Let’s go to the show. 


  • Laura Lynn talks about a child’s development to explain why toddlers take toys without asking
  • She shares specific play strategies you can do NOW to begin teaching your child how to share and take turns; and
  • She explains how you can respond in the moment...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 99: Is It Normal for My Kid to Play Rough?

behavior play podcast Feb 16, 2021

Do you have a toddler who plays rough? 

Yeeees, I’m raising my hand too, here. 

It’s challenging, isn’t it? 

So today on the show let’s talk about rough play: what it looks like, why kids do it, if it’s normal, and how we should respond when it happens. 

Plus, I’ll share with you about my own reality check as a mama when it comes to understanding my own child’s behavior and why he’s doing what he’s doing. Humbling yes, but I need to share it with you because I know that you may need that reality check, too. 

Let's head to the show. 


  • Laura Lynn explains the different reasons for why a child may play rough and shares whether or not rough play is developmentally appropriate;
  • She shares how you can address the rough play before it happens and how to respond when it does happen; and
  • She shares how she has processed her own toddler’s...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 87: Is It Normal That My Kid Won’t Play Alone

parenting play podcast Nov 17, 2020

Hey mamas! We are back with another episode of the “is it normal” series, and today’s topic is a good one because it’s not really talked about very much. 

So let me ask you, does your child, does your toddler, play alone in his or her room? Or it could be in the living room or the kitchen, but does your child play alone? 

And if your answer to that question is “no,” in this episode I’ll give you some specific pointers on what you can do to get your kiddo to begin playing alone. 

Playing alone is an important topic because we are left feeling like we need to be there for our kids when our kids need us, yet, it’s also incredibly important for them to have independence, even within their playtime. 

Now let’s talk about getting your child to play alone. Let’s head to the show. 


  • Laura Lynn highlights the expectations we need to have when...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 32: Making the Most of Playtime

parenting play podcast Oct 22, 2019

Hi there and welcome to The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast! Teaching parents how to play and interact with their young kids is one of my favorite things to do because it’s so fun and so dang important. So today we are going to talk all about playtime. Plus, I’ll cover some important strategies you should use with your kids to make the most out of playtime. Let’s jump in! 

Last week I attended a professional conference on behavior analysis that sparked the idea for this episode. I attended a workshop about parent training, specifically how to train parents how to play and interact with their children. While the workshop was geared toward parents of children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, this idea of getting on the floor and playing with your children is relevant for all parents. 

There’s plenty of research describing the benefits of playtime and why playtime is so important for young children....

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