Top 3 Practical Parenting Tips

Your questions and comments have helped me along my journey to 100.

Cherylyn Feierabend,
January 30, 2009
Episode #100

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Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting.

It was just about two years ago when I met Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty, and suggested that I might be able to do a podcast about parenting tips. She was and continues to be such an amazing inspiration to me. Thank you, Mignon. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. Reaching 100 episodes feels like a great accomplishment. I’m quite proud, but even more so, I’m thankful to all of my listeners who tune in each week. Your questions and comments have helped me along my journey to 100.

Speaking of your questions and comments, this episode is going to review the top three questions I’ve received most often and the most helpful tips I’ve received and shared regarding  these questions.

Potty Training

I receive loads of potty training questions. I’ve covered my thoughts and tips about potty training in three previous episodes. Most often, the questions I receive are in regard to kids who start training and then take a step back or stop wanting to use the potty. The tip I like to share with parents who are worried during these transitions is to let the child lead. There may be a reason that a child wants to take a step back. He might be learning a different skill at the same time. My son took a step back during his training and suddenly started talking, which he wasn’t doing much of previously. Then, a few days later, he was back on the right track to potty training. Be patient and unless you are worried about a medical issue, let your child work through it on his own and the transition will be much smoother.