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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.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

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.

    Potty Training Made Easy

    Potty Training Made Easy

    Potty Training Made Easy
    In this episode of "Toddlers Made Easy," Dr. Cathryn shares stress-free tips for potty training using a no-pressure approach. Learn how to make this milestone smooth and positive for you and your toddler.
    Key Takeaways:
    1. No-Pressure Approach: Encourage without pressure to foster confidence and self-accomplishment.
    2. View Accidents as Lessons: Treat accidents as learning opportunities without shame.
    3. Bare Bottom Day: Start with a no-pants day to help your child recognize bodily signals.
    4. Choose the Right Time: Dedicate a few relaxed days for focused potty training.
    5. Genuine Encouragement: Support progress without inadvertently pressuring your child.

    Dr. Cathryn emphasizes that a no-pressure approach empowers your child, making potty training a positive experience. Happy parenting!

    Subscribe to "Toddlers Made Easy" for more big-hearted, practical parenting advice.
    Have a lovely week!

    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Instagram Made Ridiculously Easy! Follow me here →@insta.for.mompreneurs

    ONLINE COURSES
    Toddlers Made Easy Course
    Potty Training Made Easy 

    FREEBIES:
    eBook: 5 Must-Do’s Before Starting Potty Training. Get our free guide and empower your child. Set the path for success!

    Masterclass: Tame Tantrums 
    Follow Dr. Cathryn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthiest_baby

    SPONSORS:
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    CrunchLabs: https://www.crunchlabs.com
    Purchase this limited Camp CrunchLabs subscription and get 2 boxes free, a $60 value. Go to crunchlabs.com/TODDLERS to sign your kids up for Camp CrunchLabs today! 
    Better Help: betterhelp.com

    Send Us Your Stories and Questions: We love hearing from you! Share your own experiences or questions. Email us to have your questions answered in future episodes, drcathryn@healthiest-baby.com

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    • 11 min
    Raising Resilient Kids: How to Handle Disappointment and Build Frustration Tolerance

    Raising Resilient Kids: How to Handle Disappointment and Build Frustration Tolerance

    In this episode, we dive into the essential topic of helping children manage disappointment and build frustration tolerance. Sharing personal stories, including a time when my daughter bravely tried out for a boys' soccer team and another when my son lost a baseball game, we explore the importance of allowing kids to experience their emotions fully. Instead of shielding them from discomfort, we should validate their feelings, empathize, and provide support without immediately trying to fix the situation. By doing so, we help our children develop resilience and the skills needed to navigate life's challenges.

    Tune in for practical tips on how to respond thoughtfully to your child's frustration and why it's crucial to let them feel their emotions while ensuring they don't face them alone. Plus, stay tuned for some exciting news coming up next week!

    LINKS AND RESOURCES:

    ONLINE COURSES
    Toddlers Made Easy Course
    Potty Training Made Easy 

    FREEBIES:
    eBook: 5 Must-Do’s Before Starting Potty Training. Get our free guide and empower your child. Set the path for success!
    Masterclass: Tame Tantrums 
    Follow Dr. Cathryn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthiest_baby

    SPONSORS:

    CrunchLabs: https://www.crunchlabs.com
    Purchase this limited Camp CrunchLabs subscription and get 2 boxes free, a $60 value. Go to crunchlabs.com/TODDLERS to sign your kids up for Camp CrunchLabs today! 
    Better Help: betterhelp.com

    Send Us Your Stories and Questions: We love hearing from you! Share your own experiences or questions. Email us to have your questions answered in future episodes, drcathryn@healthiest-baby.com

    Rate, Review, & Follow ❤️❤️❤️
    If this sounds like you: "I love Toddlers Made Easy." -- Please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more parents -- just like you.

    • 8 min
    Why Manners Matter (Or Do They?)

    Why Manners Matter (Or Do They?)

    Today, we explore whether manners matter for toddlers. Manners, like small acts of kindness, show care and respect, creating a more compassionate world. Teaching "please" and "thank you" instills empathy, helps kids value others, and fosters self-respect.

    Leading by example is crucial as children learn from us. Ready for a positive change? Check out the Toddlers Made Easy online course to reduce meltdowns, increase cooperation, and build a happier, more confident child and a closer, more positive relationship. Happy parenting!

    LINKS AND RESOURCES:

    ONLINE COURSES
    Toddlers Made Easy Course
    Potty Training Made Easy 

    FREEBIES:
    eBook: 5 Must-Do’s Before Starting Potty Training. Get our free guide and empower your child. Set the path for success!
    Masterclass: Tame Tantrums 
    Follow Dr. Cathryn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthiest_baby

    SPONSORS:

    A Place Of Yes Podcast: https://jakeshelpfromheaven.org/news/podcast/
    Better Help: betterhelp.com

    Send Us Your Stories and Questions: We love hearing from you! Share your own experiences or questions. Email us to have your questions answered in future episodes, drcathryn@healthiest-baby.com

    Rate, Review, & Follow ❤️❤️❤️
    If this sounds like you: "I love Toddlers Made Easy." -- Please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more parents -- just like you.

    • 10 min
    The #1 Easiest Hack To Stop Losing It On Your Kids

    The #1 Easiest Hack To Stop Losing It On Your Kids

    In this episode of "Toddlers Made Easy," we're diving into the EASY method—a transformative technique to help you navigate toddler tantrums with grace and effectiveness. Inspired by my own experiences as a pediatrician and a mom, EASY is all about creating a calm and connected approach to those challenging moments.

    Let’s break it down:

    **E**valuate: Take a power pause to create space between your child’s behavior and your reaction. Use deep breathing or grounding techniques to calm your nervous system.

    **A**cknowledge Feelings: Show your child that you understand their emotions. A simple acknowledgment like, "You’re upset because you wanted that toy," makes them feel seen and valued.

    **S**tick to Boundaries: This is where the real work happens. Being gentle is important, but so is being firm. Setting clear, consistent boundaries helps your child feel safe and learn what's acceptable.

    **Y**es: Pivot to a positive yes. It’s not about giving in, but about teaching what they can do instead. “You can’t play with Joey’s truck, but you can choose another toy.”

    We’ll see this in action with real-life examples, like how Lily’s hitting at daycare was managed with EASY, leading to a week without incidents. Or handling bedtime slaps with calm acknowledgment, firm boundaries, and offering choices. 

    Remember, discipline at this age is about teaching, not punishment. Toddlers need guidance and support, not fear and shame. Implementing EASY helps them develop the skills they need to manage their impulses and emotions.

    Join us to learn more about this compassionate approach to parenting and become the parent you’ve always wanted to be.

    LINKS AND RESOURCES:

    ONLINE COURSES
    Toddlers Made Easy Course
    Potty Training Made Easy 

    FREEBIES:
    eBook: 5 Must-Do’s Before Starting Potty Training. Get our free guide and empower your child. Set the path for success!
    Masterclass: Tame Tantrums 
    Follow Dr. Cathryn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthiest_baby

    SPONSORS:
    ONE SKIN: https://www.oneskin.co/
    BRIGHTSIDED PODCAST: https://jakeshelpfromheaven.org/news/podcast/

    Send Us Your Stories and Questions: We love hearing from you! Share your own experiences or questions. Email us to have your questions answered in future episodes, drcathryn@healthiest-baby.com

    Rate, Review, & Follow ❤️❤️❤️
    If this sounds like you: "I love Toddlers Made Easy." -- Please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more parents -- just like you.

    • 13 min
    No More Picky Eaters

    No More Picky Eaters

    In this episode of Toddlers Made Easy, we explore effective strategies to prevent and manage picky eating in toddlers. Understanding toddler behavior is key, as food choices become a primary area of autonomy. How you respond to this natural pickiness can influence whether it becomes an entrenched habit.

    We delve into the concept of the Fussy Food Loop, highlighting how to avoid common reactions that may worsen picky eating. From a developmental perspective, babies are generally open to various foods, while toddlers' growth and cognitive changes can lead to unpredictable eating habits.

    A Big-Hearted Interpretation (BHI) encourages looking at mealtime from your toddler's perspective. Trusting and empowering your child, rather than pressuring them, is crucial. We discuss the importance of using positive language to encourage trying new foods and avoiding the pitfalls of becoming a short-order cook.

    Recognizing red flags is essential, as picky eating might sometimes indicate a more serious issue, such as poor weight gain or developmental concerns.

    For more strategies and support, check out the Toddlers Made Easy course, linked in the show notes. Remember, you don’t have to be a perfect parent to raise an awesome kid.


    LINKS AND RESOURCES:

    ONLINE COURSES
    Toddlers Made Easy Course
    Potty Training Made Easy 

    FREEBIES:
    eBook: 5 Must-Do’s Before Starting Potty Training. Get our free guide and empower your child. Set the path for success!

    Masterclass: Tame Tantrums 

    Follow Dr. Cathryn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthiest_baby

    SPONSORS:
    ONE SKIN: https://www.oneskin.co/
    BRIGHTSIDED PODCAST: https://jakeshelpfromheaven.org/news/podcast/

    Send Us Your Stories and Questions: We love hearing from you! Share your own experiences or questions. Email us to have your questions answered in future episodes, drcathryn@healthiest-baby.com

    Rate, Review, & Follow ❤️❤️❤️
    If this sounds like you: "I love Toddlers Made Easy." -- Please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more parents -- just like you.

    • 15 min
    Pets & Kids: Must-Haves or Maybe Nots?

    Pets & Kids: Must-Haves or Maybe Nots?

    In this episode of Toddlers Made Easy, Dr. Cathryn, a pediatrician and mother of four, along with her lovable Goldendoodle Smudge, dives into the topic of kids and pets. 
    From the benefits of having a furry friend to considerations when choosing the right pet for your family, Dr. Cathryn explores it all. She discusses how pets can boost children's self-esteem, provide companionship, and teach responsibility. Plus, she shares fascinating insights into how pets can contribute to children's physical health and academic development. There is a link for free Toddler and Dog Guide link below.
    Dr. Cathryn also addresses important safety considerations, regarding toddlers and dogs. She provides valuable tips from Domenika @dogmeets_baby. Domenika is an expert in safety on ensuring harmonious and safe interaction between your little one and your four-legged family member. You’ll find the link below for an amazing dog meets baby guide.
    Also, don’t miss out on our amazing Mother’s Day Sale, more about it in the shownotes.


    LINKS AND RESOURCES:
    Dog Meets Baby Guide

    ONLINE COURSES
    Toddlers Made Easy Course
    Potty Training Made Easy 

    FREEBIES:
    eBook: 5 Must-Do’s Before Starting Potty Training. Get our free guide and empower your child. Set the path for success!
    Masterclass: Tame Tantrums 
    Follow Dr. Cathryn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthiest_baby

    SPONSORS:
    ONE SKIN: https://www.oneskin.co/
    BRIGHTSIDED PODCAST: https://jakeshelpfromheaven.org/news/podcast/

    Send Us Your Stories and Questions: We love hearing from you! Share your own experiences or questions. Email us to have your questions answered in future episodes, drcathryn@healthiest-baby.com

    Rate, Review, & Follow ❤️❤️❤️
    If this sounds like you: "I love Toddlers Made Easy." -- Please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more parents -- just like you.

    • 10 min

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