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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 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 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 128: Potty Training between Separated Parents


The phrase “Potty Training” can seem intimidating in and of itself but when you think about “Co-Parenting and Potty Training,” well, maybe you’re even more unsure how you’ll do it and how your toddler will respond.

I don’t want potty training to be daunting, scary, or intimidating for you, so today on the show I’m going to break down potty training while co-parenting, shed some light on the different ways it can look - because it will likely look differently for everybody - and help you feel more confident and at ease with potty training your toddler, even if your kiddo jumps from house to house, from one parent to the other. 

Let’s dive right in and talk about co-parenting and potty training. Let’s go to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains three general ways potty training can look while co-parenting;
  • She shares the important ways both parents can be...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 123: Three Tips for Potty Training A Strong-Willed Child


Need to potty train a strong-willed toddler? 

Today on the show I’m sharing three simple YET important tips for potty training your strong-willed toddler. 

So if you’re prepping for your first go at potty training or you're swinging back around for another potty training attempt AND you’ve got a kiddo who thinks “it’s my way or the highway,” this is your potty training episode. I’ll be giving you three easy tools for getting that strong-willed toddler of yours potty trained. 

Let’s get to potty training your strong-willed toddler for good. Let’s head to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the #1 strategy that you don’t want to forget when potty training a strong-willed toddler; 
  • She gives specific ways you can give your toddler some sense of control throughout the potty training process; and  
  • She shares how you can make the potty...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 119: Quick, Potty Training! My Toddler is about to Go to Preschool


Like you, my toddler will be starting 3 year-old preschool come Fall, and if we are being real with ourselves, that’s right around the corner. 

Lots of preschools, schools, or daycares require children to be potty trained by a certain age, and that definitely puts some extra pressure and stress on us mamas. 

So if you’re in the boat of needing to get your toddler potty trained ASAP for preschool or daycare come Fall, I’ve got your back. In today’s episode I’ll share with you the MOST important things you need to know about getting your toddler potty trained AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

Now let’s get to potty training your toddler in a snap. It’s go-time. Let’s head to the show. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn explains shares seven key pieces of potty training to help get your toddler potty trained in time for preschool; 
  • She shares to most popular potty training issue...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 117: How to Manage Your Child’s Potty Training Fear


Nothing seems more difficult when it comes to potty training than when your toddler is fearful of potty training or is afraid of the potty. How do you even potty train a kiddo who won’t sit on the potty for 2 seconds... or at all? 

Today on the show I’m going to talk about your child’s fear of the potty and what baby steps you can take to help your kiddo get over that fear so you can actually get on with potty training and ditch those diapers for good. 

Let’s get on to getting over this fear of the potty so you can actually ditch the diapers. Let’s head to the show.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Laura Lynn shares the common ways that children are fearful of the potty or potty training; 
  • She explains how you can help your child get over the fear of the big adult potty; and
  • She shares specific strategies you can use to help a child who is refusing potty training, even refusing to walk in the bathroom or...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 114: How to Potty Train A Toddler Who Is In Full-Time Care


Okay, okay… potty training is hard enough, but how the heck do you go about potty training a kiddo who is in full-time daycare or preschool (or even part-time daycare or preschool)? 

I know lots and lots of parents are faced with this challenge and you absolutely dread the thought of potty training because you have no idea how the heck it’s gonna go when your kiddo doesn’t get home until 5:00 or 6:00 PM or later each night, Monday through Friday. 

You’re thinking, when am I gonna do potty training? How are we going to get through this? 

It’s a lot to think about especially when you have a very busy schedule and limited time. So I’m here today to guide you through the potty training process especially if you’ve got a toddler who is out of the house and away from you full-time. 

Now let me bring some potty training ease to your mind so you can stop fretting about when the...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 110: Potty Training & Daycare: What To Tell Them & What to Plan For


Potty training is hard enough as is, but if you’ve got a kiddo who is in full-time daycare, it feels like the pressure is on. You’re thinking…

“When am I going to get this done?” 

“How can I devote enough time to potty training my toddler when we are hardly together during daytime hours?” 

“What do I need to tell my child’s teacher?” 

“How do I go about doing potty training?” 

“Will the transition to going potty at daycare be easy for my kiddo?” 

It’s a lot to think about, and I don’t want you to be overly stressed or get yourself overwhelmed. So today on the show I’ll guide you through what you need to know about communicating with your child’s daycare about potty training and what sorts of things you can expect along the way. 

Remember, it doesn’t always have to be as hard as we make it, so...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 106: When You Should NOT Begin Potty Training


We talk all the time about potty training, about what you should do, about how you should go about doing it, about important things to remember. And yes, here on the podcast we’ve talked about when you SHOULD begin potty training… about those ever important signs of readiness. 

But today on the show I want to talk about when you should NOT begin potty training your toddler. There are some very important factors to consider when trying to decide if now is the right time to potty train your toddler, and I don’t want you to glaze over these important details, even though they seem insignificant. 

There are definitely some times that you should NOT begin potty training. If you do jump into potty training during these times, well, it may not turn out very well for you and your toddler, and then the dreaded potty training takes longer than anyone would ever want. 

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