Toddlers Made Easy with Dr Cathryn

By Dr. Cathryn

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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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Avoid Picky Eating Habits
720

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.

It is way easier to learn a good habit than it is to break a bad one! So, today, I would like to help you avoid the pain of picky eating issues by discussing ways to prevent those problems before the behavior becomes entrenched.

When we understand what is normal and expected, it becomes easier to avoid potential problems. In this episode, I focus on how to help picky eaters change their habits by explaining how to approach mealtimes in a relaxed manner that encourages a healthy and easy relationship with food. 

Stay tuned for more!

Show highlights:

  • How often do toddlers need to eat?
  • Why toddlers may refuse to eat certain foods.
  • What parents can do to side-step unnecessary power struggles.
  • A better approach to picky eating.
  • Three strategies to avoid food battles and picky eating habits.
  • Why you should never pressure your child to eat.
  • The benefits of putting your child in charge of what they eat.
  • How to ensure your child gets what they need nutritionally, while allowing them to be in charge of what they eat.
  • Why make happy and relaxed mealtimes your goal?
  • Ways to get your child to try new foods.
  • How do kids benefit from structured mealtimes?

Links and resources:

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Check out our bestselling online course: 
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Nov 23, 2022
Do Time-Outs Work?
562

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. 

In this episode, I’m combining my years of first-hand experience with scientific research to discuss whether or not time-outs work, and if they do, at what cost. Stay tuned for more!


Show highlights:

  • Considering time-outs from a toddler’s perspective.
  • How time-outs may influence children’s future behavior.
  • How I dealt with my three-year-old son after he swept all his food to the floor at a restaurant.
  • A problem sometimes associated with permissive parenting.
  • What children are likely to learn from time-outs.
  • Why toddlers tend to misbehave.
  • The problem with time-outs.
  • How to use time-outs effectively.

Links and resources:

Follow Dr. Cathryn on Instagram: @healthiest_baby

Check out our bestselling online course: 
Toddlers Made Easy Course

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FREE parenting insights and strategies. You'll get clear and solid parenting advice that will CALM your nerves, SAVE you frustration, and UP your confidence.

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Nov 16, 2022
What To Do When Toddlers Lie
479

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.

Despite that, we still need to teach our kids that lying is not an acceptable way to overcome problems. In this episode, we explain how to teach kids right from wrong, confidently and calmly rather than punitively, and deal with toddlers’ lies effectively, to ensure that they diminish over time! Stay tuned for more!

What you will hear:

  • Why do kids under the age of three tell lies?
  • What is going on in your toddler’s mind when they tell tall tales?
  • Why toddlers act without thinking about consequences.
  • How to consider your toddler’s behavior when they lie.
  • Practical ways to promote honesty rather than punish your toddler for lying.
  • Why you should focus on the solution, not the problem.
  • How to help your kids become more inclined to admit their mistakes.

Links and Resources:

Get the free cheat sheet:
TEACH KIDS ABOUT HONESTY

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TODDLERS MADE EASY course
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FREE TAME TANTRUMS workshop
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Nov 09, 2022
Thumb-Sucking: Do’s and Don'ts
701

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.  

But what if they don’t? 

Most kids will stop sucking their thumbs around 2-4 years of age, or by the time the permanent teeth are ready to erupt. That is, as long as we don’t pester our kids about thumb-sucking. When we pressure our kids to stop, we may inadvertently cause more thumbsucking. So, today let’s talk about how you can help your toddler break the habit.


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TODDLERS MADE EASY course
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BECOME THE PARENT EVERY KID WANTS
Sign up for our FREE parenting strategies:
Get Toddler Smart You'll get clear and solid parenting insights that will CALM your nerves, SAVE you frustration, and UP your confidence. 

FREE TAME TANTRUMS workshop
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Nov 02, 2022
How to Stop Your Toddler From Throwing Things
596

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. 

FREE TAME TANTRUMS MASTERCLASS
Watch our FREE 
Tame Tantrums Masterclass and manage tantrums without losing your temper


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TODDLERS MADE EASY course
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Toddlers Made Easy Course

WEEKLY PARENTING INSIGHTS
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Oct 26, 2022
How to Stop Your Child's Whining
591

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. 

So, how can we help our kids communicate more effectively?

3 PRO-TIPS:

1. When you want to get through to a toddler, use playfulness. It works like magic because it speaks to them where they’re at developmentally and emotionally.

2. Try responding to whining in a whisper. For many kids, it works let a reset.

3. If your kids are whining because they’re tired, bored, hungry, or scared, you’ll need to take care of those needs first.

FREE *STOP THE WHINING* GUIDE

If you’re wondering, “What the heck REALLY does work?” Get The Guide  Your toddler just got easier!

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TODDLERS MADE EASY course
Check out our course: 
Toddlers Made Easy Course

WEEKLY PARENTING INSIGHTS
Sign up for our FREE weekly parenting tips:
Get Toddler Smart I'll send you a short weekly e-mail with a clear and solid parenting insight that will CALM your nerves, SAVE you frustration, and UP your confidence. 

FREE TAME TANTRUMS MASTERCLASS
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Oct 19, 2022
How To Avoid Power Struggles
572

It’s so easy to get sucked into power struggles with toddlers. We get hung up thinking we need to teach our kids, “who’s the boss”. 

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.  Less fighting means you’ll have more time and energy to enjoy your little superstar. 

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Oct 12, 2022
Potty-Training Problems, Peaceful Solutions
607

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.”

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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 -- thrive during the toddler years.  

Oct 05, 2022
Should you force apologies?
594

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.⁣

So, What Should You Do Instead? In this episode, dr cathryn discusses how to raise a child who shows respect and caring for others. And this includes research-based strategies on how to encourage your toddler to give heartfelt apologies. And lastly, a reminder, toddlers are growing and learning . . . and real change takes time. 

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Sep 28, 2022
Why Toddlers Bite and How To Stop Them
635

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!

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TODDLERS MADE EASY course

Check out our course:  Toddlers Made Easy Course

 

WEEKLY PARENTING INSIGHTS

Sign up for our FREE Toddler Talks.  I'll send you a short weekly e-mail with a clear and solid parenting insight that will CALM your nerves, SAVE you frustration, and UP your confidence.

 

FREE TAME TANTRUMS MASTERCLASS

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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 -- thrive during the toddler years.  


Sep 21, 2022
Easy Gentle Potty Training - Part 2
607

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.

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Follow Dr Cathryn on Instagram: @healthiest_baby

 

TODDLERS MADE EASY course

Check out our course:  Toddlers Made Easy Course

 

WEEKLY PARENTING INSIGHTS

Sign up for our FREE Toddler Talks.  I'll send you a short weekly e-mail with a clear and solid parenting insight that will CALM your nerves, SAVE you frustration, and UP your confidence.

 

FREE TAME TANTRUMS MASTERCLASS

Watch our FREE  Tame Tantrums Masterclass

 

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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 -- thrive during the toddler years.  


Sep 14, 2022
My Favourite Way To Encourage Good Toddler Behaviour
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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.

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Follow Dr Cathryn on Instagram: @healthiest_baby

 

TODDLERS MADE EASY course

Check out our course:  Toddlers Made Easy Course

 

WEEKLY PARENTING INSIGHTS

Sign up for our FREE Toddler Talks. I'll send you a short weekly e-mail with a clear and solid parenting insight that will CALM your nerves, SAVE you frustration, and UP your confidence.

 

FREE TAME TANTRUMS MASTERCLASS

Watch our FREE  Tame Tantrums Masterclass

 

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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 -- thrive during the toddler years.  



Sep 07, 2022
“I Only Want Mommy” What To Do When a Toddler Prefers One Parent
680

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.

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Follow Dr Cathryn on Instagram: @healthiest_baby

 

TODDLERS MADE EASY course

Check out our course:  Toddlers Made Easy Course

 

WEEKLY PARENTING INSIGHTS

Sign up for our FREE Toddler Talks.  I'll send you a short weekly e-mail with a clear and solid parenting insight that will CALM your nerves, SAVE you frustration, and UP your confidence.

 

FREE TAME TANTRUMS MASTERCLASS

Watch our FREE  Tame Tantrums Masterclass

 

Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts

 

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 -- thrive during the toddler years.  



Sep 07, 2022
Things Not To Say During A Tantrum
694

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.

INSTAGRAM

Follow Dr Cathryn on Instagram: @healthiest_baby

 

TODDLERS MADE EASY course

Check out our course:  Toddlers Made Easy Course

 

WEEKLY PARENTING INSIGHTS

Sign up for our FREE Toddler Talks.  I'll send you a short weekly e-mail with a clear and solid parenting insight that will CALM your nerves, SAVE you frustration, and UP your confidence.

 

FREE TAME TANTRUMS MASTERCLASS

Watch our FREE  Tame Tantrums Masterclass

 

Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts

 

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 -- thrive during the toddler years.  


Sep 07, 2022
Easy Gentle Potty Training - Part 1
490

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.

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Follow Dr Cathryn on Instagram: @healthiest_baby

 

TODDLERS MADE EASY course

Check out our course:  Toddlers Made Easy Course

 

WEEKLY PARENTING INSIGHTS

Sign up for our FREE Toddler Talks. I'll send you a short weekly e-mail with a clear and solid parenting insight that will CALM your nerves, SAVE you frustration, and UP your confidence.

 

FREE TAME TANTRUMS MASTERCLASS

Watch our FREE  Tame Tantrums Masterclass

 

Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts

 

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 -- thrive during the toddler years.  



Sep 07, 2022
Trailer - Toddlers Made Easy with Dr. Cathryn
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Toddlers Made Easy gives you the insight, tools, and confidence you need to not only handle anything toddler-related thrown your way —but prevent problem behaviours 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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Website: healthiest-baby.com

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About Dr. Cathryn:

I’m a pediatrician with more than 30 years of experience. I’ve written two books on parenting, The Parent Problem Solver and The Lull-A-Baby Sleep Plan. I’ve also consulted with hundreds of thousands of parents on how to help with their children’s problem behaviors.

But what makes me uniquely qualified to speak on this subject is that I’m a mom (of 4 kids!) — and I’ve been in your shoes.

I want to help you create an environment where you don’t wake up wishing the day was over. I never want you to turn down another opportunity to meet a friend for lunch or go to the park because you're scared of what your toddler might do.

It’s why I’ve created Toddlers Made Easy.


Aug 22, 2022