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Toddlers Made Easy
a bite-sized podcast that gives you the insight, tools, and confidence you need to not only handle anything toddler-related thrown your way —but prevent tricky behaviors before they start. Toddlers Made Easy is hosted by Dr. Cathryn, a nationally recognized pediatrician with more than 30 years of experience and a mother of 4.
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Some kids are just naturally more intense, passionate, and emotional than others. Two-year-olds have limited self-control. So even though toddlers with big, exuberant personalities are delightful, their extreme enthusiasm can sometimes cause problems.
Is your toddler’s desire to delay dozing off driving you to distraction?
Bedtime fears usually start at around two years and may last several years. They happen very commonly because children spend their days in imaginative play, and it is tough for them to turn that off at bedtime.
Did you know that you can reduce troublesome tantrums by tapping into what’s causing them?
Toddlers’ tantrums can be wild, irrational, and confusing. So it helps to understand that tantrums are a normal part of a toddler’s development because their brains are still developing.
Did you know that treating siblings as equals fuels friction and fighting?
Sibling relationships are complex. Observational studies have shown that some siblings fight as often as eight times an hour!
Do you dread the despair of difficult daily drop-offs?
The woeful look on a toddler’s face when parting makes it hard for parents to walk away without feeling heartbroken and guilty.
Did you know that toddlers cannot comprehend the concept of sharing?
Snatching toys and shouting “mine” is not a sign of selfishness in toddlers. It only happens because they have no idea what sharing is.
Are your toddler’s picky eating patterns perturbing you?
Fussy eating habits and mealtime conflicts can be very frustrating! Food battles can cause a great deal of stress and may even lead us to encourage habitual behavior we later regret.
Are time-outs truly the best way to tackle your toddlers’ tantrums?
Time-outs have been the go-to method for dealing with children’s undesirable behavior since the 1950s.
From the age of two, most parents start considering what works and what does not. Many parents tend to worry about being too hard or too soft on their children, getting them to listen, or even messing them up.
Has your toddler been telling tall tales?
If so, don’t panic! All kids stretch the truth at times, and lying is a perfectly normal part of a toddler’s development.
Even though it can be perplexing to hear your toddler tell unlikely stories, it is neither a reflection of bad character nor a sign of moral weakness! Lying is a complex skill. So, when two-year-olds do it, it is considered a sign of advanced cognitive capabilities and shows that they have an active imagination.
Toddlers suck their thumb when bored, falling asleep, upset, and watching tv. It creates a yummy feeling, like a day at the spa. Over time, kids develop other calming skills and typically give the habit up.
No one wants their kids flinging toys/objects across the room. I’m not talking about a friendly game of catch. I’m talking about when the remote control goes flying because you said, “No, sweetheart, you can’t have cake for breakfast.” In this episode, Dr. Cathryn helps us understand why kids throw things and how to end this habit in ways that protect a child’s dignity, curiosity, and self-esteem.
Kids whine for many reasons, but driving you crazy isn’t actually one of them. Toddlers lack sophistication… and moaning and groaning is their way of saying, “I need you. Please take care of me.” Instead of viewing whining as a toddler trying to manipulate you, remember that whining is a toddler's attempt at trying to be seen and heard. They just lack the tools to do this.
It’s so easy to get sucked into power struggles with toddlers. So, what’s the best way to deal with power struggles? Avoiding them altogether!
In today’s episode, we discuss simple, effective, strategies to avoid tug-of-wars.
Accidents happen. When you’re potty training they’re likely to happen a lot. When we consider accidents part of the learning process, they’re easier to respond to gently. Today, we will discuss ways to respond to accidents that send the right message, “I believe you.”
The problem with forced apologies is that it causes a child to feel shame without teaching them anything about empathy. And it often doesn’t even necessarily soothe the hurt child because they sense the apology is false.
Parenting is tough. But parenting a little biter is even more challenging. In today’s episode, we’ll look at how to find the right response to biting so your child learns more effective ways of managing big feelings. But hear me out… biting doesn’t mean your child is bad or spoiled. And no, you’re not a bad parent!
In this episode Dr. Cathryn revisits her last topic: using a gentle, no-stress approach to potty training. If this is your first time hearing about it, be sure to go back and listen to her previous episode where she goes over Part 1.
For this first episode, Dr. Cathryn starts with one of her favorite strategies for dealing with unwanted behaviors in toddlers. This tactic is a healthy alternative to yelling, threats, time outs, and warnings. Listen in for some great tips on how to deal with unwanted behaviors when raising your toddler.
Sometimes toddlers will show favoritism for one parent over the other. This can be draining for the one who is "the favorite" and insulting for the one who is not. In this episode, Dr. Cathryn addresses this behavior and how to understand and manage it respectfully but effectively.
Tantrums are a normal part of raising a toddler, and sometimes there are things parents can do or say to make tantrums worse without realizing it. Listen in as Dr. Cathryn goes over what to avoid when your toddler is throwing a tantrum and what it is you can do to navigate them as a parent.
Dr. Cathryn shares her experience using a gentle, no-stress approach to potty training. Tune in to hear why toddlers don't need toilet training, and what to do instead.
Toddlers Made Easy is a short, 10 minute, bite-sized podcast that gives you the insight, tools, and confidence you need to not only handle anything toddler-related thrown your way —but prevent problem behaviors before they start. Toddlers Made Easy is hosted by Dr. Cathryn, a nationally recognized pediatrician with more than 30 years of experience and a mother of 4.