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A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

Hosted by Jamie Glowacki, Author of "Oh Crap! Potty Training" and the soon to be released title, "Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years―No Time-outs Needed"

Sep 13, 2019

Changes: it’s not just a David Bowie song, but something your kid is going to go through a lot of throughout their early years. And Jamie isn’t merely talking about bodily or behavioral changes but changes in routine, changes in circumstances, and changes in family. Something as simple as leaving the house in the morning can be enough to set your little one on edge, so we need to both help them understand these necessary—and occasionally unfortunate—shifts as well as make these transitions a little easier for them.

 

In this episode, Jamie discusses the significant changes your parenting style will go through as your little one becomes a slightly bigger one, explains how you can help your kid stay on top of these transitions, and suggests ways you can help your child get through the tougher life milestones.



The Finer Details of This Episode:

 

  • Why Jamie’s new book has “toddler” in the title even though it deals more with the preschool age.
  • How your style of parenting needs to shift in a fundamental way as your little one goes from two to three.
  • Looking at some of the transitions your child will go through, including moving, divorce, milestones, and even being part of a military family.
  • If your child frequently gets upset, take a step back and figure out if these fits and tantrums are happening during moments or periods of transition.
  • How a simple whiteboard can help you and your kids navigate these transitions.
  • When in doubt, slow things down a little.
  • Why the teddy bear or toy your little one wants to bring on a car ride might be just what they need to keep them at ease during transitions.
  • Jamie’s tips for easing children through big, potentially life-changing transitions like moving and divorce.
  • If you’re a parent whose partner is in the military and goes on deployment, consider seeking out other military parents for a supportive community.



Quotes:

 

“Your entire relationship is about bonding in this physical sense and creating this safety within the child’s life.”

 

“Hang in there and survive and keep the kids alive.”

 

“The longer the distance, the more transitional objects the kid’s gonna need.”

 

“Err on the side of talking about it rather than ignoring it.”



Links:

 

Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 

  

Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU

 

Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler [Pre-order my new book] - 

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738