Eps 84: Oh Crap Potty Trainer, Jamie Glowacki

Today’s guest is Jamie Glowacki, a social worker who worked with dual diagnosis moms, transitioned to owning a children’s store and then became a potty trainer. We are discussing potty training. Join us!

“I don’t really have a method. You have to take off the diapers.”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The elimination communication movement

  • Timing of potty training readiness

  • “Pull-ups” and potty training – mixing old and new behaviors.

  • Potty training and instant gratification – the role of patience in the process

  • The myths of potty training

  • Gender and potty training

  • The role of social learning and praise

  • Potty location and using the tool for the task

  • The influence of Dr. Spock and the history of potty training

  • Developmental milestones – should they be child-led?

  • The myth of “readiness” - potty training as a skill that needs to be attended to rather than something that happens naturally in time without intervention

  • The “magic window” of potty training – prior to individuation

  • Potty training as a power struggle

  • “Fear of release” – how to overcome it

  • Managing expectations around developmental milestones and the danger of comparison

  • How potty training challenges vary based on the age of the child

  • Performance anxiety and potty training

  • The best potty and ergonomic angle for potty training specifically for encouraging poop

  • How to modify your potty or reposition your child to improve poop likelihood

  • Rewards and consequences – their role in potty training

  • Potty training power struggles as relationship challenges

  • Potty training regressions – change in routines, the honeymoon period

  • Using blocks of learning to solve regressions

  • “Baby love” as a tool to help kids adjust to new siblings

  • Location specific potty training challenges – how to unpack them

  • Night time training strategies

  • Developmental phases of bladder development

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage is a reminder we have to be courageous as parents, we have to be so brave and we have to be constantly evaluating ourselves. The joyful just reminds me to keep it light. This is all just so great. Even in our worst potty training nightmare it’s still so great. Keep our courage light!

 

Resources:

Squatty potty unicorn ice cream video

Is Night Training Really Necessary – blog post

Oh Crap Potty Training Book

Oh Crap Potty Training video conferences

 

 Where to find Jamie:

Website

Twitter

Facebook

 

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Eps 54: Deborah Reber from TILT Parenting Talks About Supporting Differently Wired Kids

Welcome! My guest today is Debbie Reber, the founder of TiLT Parenting, an online destination and podcast. The website was the result of parenting a “differently-wired” child with neurological differences. She found it hard to find information and support for the challenges that parents face when ADHD, autism, and dyslexia are the diagnoses. Her family moved from Seattle to Amsterdam three years ago, where she homeschools Asher today. Debbie’s desire was to create a community and a podcast to give parental support and to help kids feel accepted, understood, and heard. Let’s learn more together!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Preschool experiences: disruptive behavior and meltdowns

  • Year-by- year education plan

  • Assumptions that others make about ADHD, ODD

  • Challenges of living in Amsterdam

  • The Tilt Parenting Manifesto, based on true acceptance

  • Atypical kids are everywhere—at least 20% of the population

  • Why we don’t need the Shroud of Secrecy

  • Ten Tilts to Shift the Game

  • Amazing response from other parents

  • The Vision? Shifting the whole parenting paradigm

  • When options are limited for “normal” activities, like camp

  • When normal strategies don’t work

  • The benchmark mentality—usually by age 6

  • Using resources

  • Become fluent in your child’s language

  • The problem-solving approach, and tweaking and tweaking and tweaking

  • Joy in the growth of the child

  • Self-care for parents is important!

  • Asher joins in on the podcast for special episodes!

What does “joyful courage” mean to you?

“Having peace and joy is something I want parents to have in their experience. It takes a lot of courage to show up and be vulnerable in your relationship with your child and to lean into it. Embrace what is and notice the little things that bring peace and happiness.”

Resources:

www.tiltparenting.com
Connect on Debbie’s Facebook group also!
The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

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Eps 17: Bonnie Harris on Connective Parenting

What a great time I had talking to Bonnie Harris of Connective Parenting!  She is so full of wisdom and insight...  Which wasn't surprising AT ALL to me :)

I have been following Bonnie's work for years - drawn to her gentle, logical style and advice.  I subscribed to her newsletter list and read her books and often am known to quote her in my parenting classes.

This lady is for real.

AND I am honored to share our conversation with you!!

Click on the links below to follow Bonnie:

www.bonnieharris.com
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And check out BOTH of Bonnie's books - packed with inspiration and applicable tools:

Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 8 Principles for Raising Kids You'll Love to Live With
When Your Kids Push Your Buttons: And What You Can Do About It


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