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1. Setting Limits With Respect - What It Sounds Like

Setting Limits With Respect - What It Sounds Like

In this episode: I always try to be as specific and descriptive as possible in my writing, because I am acutely aware how challenging it is to communicate Magda Gerber’s respectful care practices through the written word. To my amazement, many of my readers do understand and successfully implement these practices without ever seeing (or hearing) them demonstrated. My hat’s off to you! But for others who prefer show and tell, this podcast covers the very popular topic of setting limits: doing it confidently; acknowledging feelings; and honest consequences. For more, please check out my book, "No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame" on Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, my audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com). For more audio on respectful parenting solutions, please check out this new resource -- "Sessions" -- my recorded consultations with parents: SessionsAudio.com

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2. Kids Saying No To Boundaries (Screaming)

Kids Saying No To Boundaries (Screaming)

In this episode: A mother of two is severely frazzled by her child’s incessant demands and arguing over boundaries. Our children’s persistent resistance will test the resolve of even the most confident, well-meaning parent, but it’s often our own reactions that determine if our child will ultimately accept our boundaries or continue to test us. For more, check out Janet's book, "No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame": amzn.to/1O1L7pu For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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3. Alternatives To Time Out

Alternatives To Time Out

In this episode: Janet shares a recent exchange with a mom requesting "alternatives to time out when natural consequences aren’t appropriate." The parent wonders how to intervene with her toddler when she is possessive and aggressive around other kids. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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4. How To Help A Frustrated Child

How To Help A Frustrated Child

In this episode: Janet advises a parent who wants to help her easily frustrated two-year-old develop more patience. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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5. 3 RIE Parenting Basics

3 RIE Parenting Basics

In this episode: Janet responds to a frequent reader request to introduce and summarize the RIE parenting approach. She begins in this podcast by discussing the first 3 basics she shared in her article "RIE Parenting Basics - 9 Ways To Put Respect Into Action". For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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6. When Children Are Defiant And "Disobedient"

When Children Are Defiant And

In this episode: Janet responds to a parent who wonders how to react to her daughter's consistently stubborn behavior. "I feel like I have a set of tools to handle my 4-year-old daughter's outbursts of emotions, but I am at a loss for what to do when she stoically disobeys or ignores me altogether." For more on defiance and respectful parenting solutions, please check out this new audio resource -- "Sessions" -- my recorded consultations with parents: SessionsAudio.com

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7. The Upside Of Toddler Tantrums

The Upside Of Toddler Tantrums

In this episode: Janet considers a letter from a mother struggling with her toddler’s meltdowns and wondering how to connect with respect and compassion. For more, check out Janet's book, "No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame" on Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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8. Finding The Right Tone For Setting Limits

Finding The Right Tone For Setting Limits

In this episode: a parent is having difficulty convincing her 10-month old that pulling mommy’s hair is not a good game, but her son is not getting the message. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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9. Aggressive Toddler Behavior (Hitting, Biting, Spitting)

Aggressive Toddler Behavior (Hitting, Biting, Spitting)

In this episode: Janet responds to a father whose 2.5-year-old is acting out at home and at school by biting, hitting, and sometimes spitting when she doesn’t get her way. The toddler’s dad says he’s tried a respectful approach to curb her behavior, but it seems to be getting worse. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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10. Stop Making Mealtime A Challenge

Stop Making Mealtime A Challenge

In this episode: Janet responds to a letter from an exasperated mother whose toddler won’t cooperate at mealtime. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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11. Intense Difficulties with a Defiant, Resistant Child

Intense Difficulties with a Defiant, Resistant Child

In this episode: Janet responds to a letter from a single working mother who describes her relationship with her 4-year old as close and respectful, yet her daughter’s chronically defiant behavior is exhausting and concerning. This mum is overwhelmed and is desperately seeking advice and hope. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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12. How To Say Goodbye To Your Child At School

How To Say Goodbye To Your Child At School

In this episode: Janet answers letters from two families struggling with their children's feelings around separation (a preschooler and a kindergartner). In both cases, the problem lies in how the parents are approaching the situation. For more audio on common parenting issues, please check out this new resource -- "Sessions" -- my recorded consultations with parents: SessionsAudio.com

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13. Encouraging Kids To Play By Themselves

Encouraging Kids To Play By Themselves

In this episode: Janet addresses a parent’s concerns about her daughter’s unwillingness to play independently. She seems to need constant stimulation and entertainment. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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14. Guiding Toddlers With Connection

Guiding Toddlers With Connection

In this episode: What it really means to connect with kids when we're guiding their behavior, and how to do it with empathy, calm, and respect. I share a complete guide to respectful discipline in my book "No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame," which is available at Amazon, iBooks, B&N, and also (and popular!) on Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, my audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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15. Toddler Toy Battles - Interventions That Work

Toddler Toy Battles - Interventions That Work

In this episode: The interventions we use when children battle over toys or engage in other social struggles are reflective of our perceptions of their abilities, as well as our general attitudes toward learning and ‘struggle’. Do we perceive babies, toddlers and preschoolers as basically capable? Or fragile and needy? Are our children born active, self-directed learners (as child specialist Magda Gerber asserted), or do they need us to manage their development from day one? Should we prevent children from struggling, avoid frustration and disappointment, or are age-appropriate conflicts healthy learning opportunities? My experiences working with infants and toddlers confirm Magda Gerber’s assertions about their competency and the benefits of allowing them to learn through conflict. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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16. Struggles With Dressing And Diaper Changes

Struggles With Dressing And Diaper Changes

In this episode: Janet replies to the parent of an active 7-month-old who worries that their otherwise respectful relationship is jeopardized by constant struggles at bedtime that are upsetting to her and her baby. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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17. Hard To Feel Compassion For Unreasonable Emotions

Hard To Feel Compassion For Unreasonable Emotions

In this episode: A concerned mother writes that her 3-year-old seems to be in a constant state of frustration or anxiety, making outlandish demands and crying when she doesn’t get her way. While this mom tries to be compassionate, it’s getting more and more difficult, and she worries that her own postpartum anxiety may have modeled the behavior. She’s looking for healthy ways to help them both cope. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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18. The Facts About Your Kids and Screen Time (with Dr. Meghan Owenz)

The Facts About Your Kids and Screen Time (with Dr. Meghan Owenz)

In this episode: Janet is joined by Dr. Meghan Owenz and her husband Adam to discuss some of the truths and misconceptions about children and screens. Meghan is a university professor teaching classes on counseling and infant and child development. She and Adam write about the latest research on their website ScreenFreeParenting and present a host of screen-free alternatives to keep children engaged and learning. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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19. My Unpleasant Toddler

My Unpleasant Toddler

In this episode: A 3-year-old’s exasperated mother worries that her daughter’s contrarian behavior and desire to exert control over her peers is “damaging her reputation.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (SessionsAudio.com).

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20. Motor Development, Praise, Motivation, Emotional Health (More RIE Parenting Basics)

Motor Development, Praise, Motivation, Emotional Health (More RIE Parenting Basics)

In this episode: Janet continues the introduction to RIE parenting she began in her previous podcast by briefly discussing ways parents can foster natural motor development, emotional health, intrinsic motivation and inner direction. These are basics 4-6 from her article "RIE Parenting Basics - 9 Ways To Put Respect Into Action." For more audio on common parenting issues, please check out this new resource -- "Sessions" -- my recorded consultations with parents: SessionsAudio.com

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