Life Admin for Toddler Parents

They grow up so fast!  Your newborn is a toddler before you know it.  Leslie and Ryan discuss how to set up your toddler for success in life. 

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Ep-58 Life Admin For Toddler ParentsLife Admin
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Show Notes & Helpful Links

Set the table

Toddlerdom Starts about the time kid can get on the move and has the option/choices to leave parents and start self-serving desires. Those options come for a being that has few functional internal governors and no toleration for frustration. Hence the mayhem and meltdowns we associate with toddlerdom. 

 

A few life admin facts about toddlerdom

  • Schedules and routines are your friends here. 

    • Use them, rarely deviating more than 30 minutes. You will get burned. 

    • The new family normal

  • Still need flexibility. For example, meals, because toddlers don’t eat consistently and they do eat in streaks.

  • Transportation: car seats and other issues.

  • Interior decor. The three foot line

  • Garden design

 

A few to dos during toddlerdom

  • Start teaching chores

  • Set boundaries and let them explore within those boundaries. 

    • baby proofing

    • saying no

    • 2 choices

  • Oh, the problems a little bit of food or an hour earlier to bed can solve! 

  • Know what the meltdowns are about. Not the subject matter, but the meta: lack of frustration coping mechanisms or insecurity about new independence [discuss the clinging phase]​

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59/ Birth Certificates, Passports, and Other Official Documents

Official documents are royal pains.  The timing on getting these important documents will be critical for most.  Planning and preparation is the way.

58/ Life Admin for Toddler Parents

They grow up so fast!  Your newborn is a toddler before you know it.  Leslie and Ryan discuss how to set up your toddler for success in life. 

57/ Life Admin For New Parents

Having a newborn come into the world can be a little scary.  Leslie and Ryan breakdown myths and speak from personal experience. With some funny stories along the way.