What I know from studying the research (and personally living it out) is that kids - and all people - love and thrive on routine and structure and consistency.
Rules, my friends.
Contrary to what many people believe, rules actually provide freedom. That structure and that consistent expectation provides freedom, not the opposite.
So today on the show I want to give you the how-to for creating effective rules for your toddlers that you can use at home, and I’ll walk you through two different rules I’ve successfully incorporated in my own home with my toddlers.
Yep, these rules actually got rid of some unwanted behaviors that were driving me nuts.
Let’s create some effective rules. Let’s head to the show.
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.
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...
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.
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.
You’re likely here today because you’re ready to ditch the overwhelm and the frustration that can come with parenting toddlers, dealing with tantrums, hearing the whining, and managing all of the junky behaviors.
So today on the show I want to talk about proactive versus reactive parenting, and why your goal is to aim for that proactive parenting.
Let’s talk about those differences between reactive parenting and proactive parenting. Let’s head to the show.
Whether it’s killing a bug on the wall by hitting it with your shoe or saying some inappropriate words when you stub your toe, it’s no surprise that at some point or another, your toddler will copy that same behavior.
So today on the show I want to talk about children who curse or use inappropriate language, and what you can do to make it stop.
Let’s go to the show.
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So today on the show I want to talk about how you can respond when your child is refusing to get into the car AND how you can parent smarter and not harder by preventing this situation from happening in the first place…
Because hey, you got your kid dressed, bags backed, shoes on, and everyone out the door, so why make getting into the car any harder than it needs to be?
Let’s go to the show.
Maybe bedtime battles are killing you right now. Or maybe you’d appreciate a happier morning routine. Maybe you’ve got a toddler who keeps getting out of his bed at naptime, or mealtimes have become a big pain in the butt.
Whatever specific moment or situation is eating into your skin right now, maybe you’ve considered using a reward system. Or maybe you haven’t.
If you’ve ever considered a reward system or you have an unwanted and undesirable situation brewing with your toddler right now, this episode is for you. Today I’ll be sharing the ins and outs of the reward system that...
Is it perfection? Is it using the strategy 100% of the time and never missing a beat? Is it the ability to shift strategies depending on the situation, the behavior, your child’s needs at the moment.
Maybe you have no idea. Your mind is blank. You don’t have a clue.
If you find yourself in that boat, mama, don’t blame yourself. Parenting is hard. It’s tiring. It’s taxing. It takes a village. And to be honest, sometimes we make it more difficult than it actually is. Parenting can be easy. Using parenting strategies can be easy.
So of course today I’m going to share with you the secret to parenting strategies. Why? Because when you learn the secret to parenting strategies, suddenly parenting will seem easier. That lightbulb inside of you will go off. It’ll go off now...