The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 147: The How-To for Establishing Effective Rules for Toddlers

behavior podcast strategies Jan 25, 2022

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.

But how can we create that structure, provide that consistency, and also tackle some of these typical unwanted toddler behaviors in our own homes in a practical way?

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. 


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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.


  • 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 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 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. 


  • 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 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.


  • Laura Lynn reviews when and why you should avoid yelling when dealing with unwanted...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 135: Why You Should Aim for Proactive (Instead of Reactive) Parenting

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. 

And, of course, I’m here today to help you live a more peaceful parenting life, to help you create some calm, to help you parent smarter and not harder, and to help you parent easier. 

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. 


  • Laura Lynn explains the differences between reactive and proactive parenting;
  • She explains how proactive parenting can solve those unwanted toddler behavior problems long-term; and 
  • She shares how you personally can benefit ...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 134: Is It Normal for My Child to Curse or Use Inappropriate Language?

behavior podcast strategies Oct 19, 2021

Our kids see and hear everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, that we do and say. 

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. 


  • Laura Lynn shares the inappropriate language her toddler uses and how she has handled it;
  • She explains how you can inform your child that the language is not okay without providing too much attention; and
  • She shares why we must be mindful of our words and actions in front of our kiddos.


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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 130: Is It Normal for My Toddler to Refuse to Get into the Car?

behavior podcast strategies Sep 21, 2021

There may be lots of little situations that your toddler or preschooler struggles in the day-to-day ongoings of life. 

Getting dressed. Stepping away from the TV. Eating dinner. Coming inside from outside playtime. Not splashing in the bathtub. 

Your child may even struggle with refusing to get into the car or having a very difficult time getting into the car. Cue the tantrum. 

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. 


  • Laura Lynn shares the different reasons for why a child may have a difficult time getting into the car; 
  • She...
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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 129: Reward Systems with Toddlers: A Case Study

podcast rewards strategies Sep 14, 2021

Have you ever thought about using a reward system  for your toddler or preschooler? 

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. 

I've implemented multiple reward systems with my toddler and they have all been incredibly effective. But the best reward system is the one that won me my time and my freedom back, not to mention my peace of mind. 

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...

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The Parenting Clubhouse Podcast Episode 127: The SECRET to Parenting Strategies

Today I want you to stop and ask yourself what do YOU think the secret to using parenting strategies is? 

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...

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