The toddler and preschool years can be really challenging to navigate.
Congrats – you’re a new parent! Welcome to the most difficult job you will ever have – parenthood. You begin your parenting journey and you diligently do your job tending to your baby: making sure they eat, sleep, poop, repeat. (and not necessarily in that order!) Babies’ needs are pretty straightforward.
There’s definitely an adjustment, but after a few months you think:
“Hey – I got this parenting thing down!”
Then toddlerhood hits and the game totally changes. Now your child is mobile, has an opinion, and leaves a mess of stuff behind him like a tornado…
You often wonder and worry:
- Is it normal for him to be such a picky eater? How do I get him to eat a healthy meal that isn’t nugget shaped?
- How do I instill self esteem from a young age?
- I’m running out of ideas for what I can do with her… what can we do besides the park or library?
- Is he developing on schedule?
- How do I make sure I hire great childcare?
- When do I transition to a toddler bed?
- How in the world am I going to potty train this kid?
- Is this fever serious? Should I take her to the doctor?
- Is my home safe for my toddler-tornado?
- How do I effectively discipline without yelling?
- These time outs don’t seem to be working… how else can I get him to listen without having to yell?
- Why does my home look like a bomb hit a majority of the time…how do I stay organized amidst all of this chaos?
- What about me? How do I effectively take care of myself and my family at the same time?
- I feel so disconnected from my spouse… now what?
- etc (if your brain is anything like mine this list could go on for pages and pages and pages….)
Toddlers and preschoolers are growing, developing, and changing constantly and they’re also still very dependent on their parents for most of their needs. That’s a lot of hard work as a parent!
And somehow we feel like we’re supposed to have all of the answers and keep it all together while making sure our homes look immaculate and hosting Pinterest-perfect themed birthday parties. All on our own.
Well, I’m here to throw you a lifeline.
Whey you access the Surviving Early Childhood Summit Recordings you will get access to all of these tips and more!
- 15 strategies you can use to combat picky eating – choose one to use today!
- The Top 5 home remedies you should have on hand should your little one get sick (and when to call in professional help)
- 4 building blocks for fostering self esteem in your child from a young age and what your child can do if they are being bullied
- The biggest mistakes parents make relative to the safety of their toddlers and preschoolers and how to safeguard them inside and outside the home
- How to be a conscious parent and teach your your tots to be with fear, anger, joy and even sadness
- What potty training “readiness” really looks like, the biggest potty training myths, and how to get the process started
- Creative and fun ways to entertain and educate your child at home and outdoors
- How to get a handle on the toy madness and if you should involve your child in the organizing process
- Mistakes that parents often make when hiring babysitters or nannies, how to find your ideal sitter and best practices in working with her
- What developmental milestones your toddlers and preschoolers should be meeting and how to assess if they’re delayed
- How to take care of YOU when you can barely find 5 minutes alone
- What your child is trying to achieve by misbehaving, and how to help them get what they’re looking for in a more positive manner
- How to successfully travel with your child and maintain your sanity
- When and how to transition to a toddler bed, how to make sure your child is getting enough sleep and tips and tricks to stop the dragged out bedtime routine
- How to stay sexually connected with your spouse when you’re tired and feeling less than sexy
- And much, much more!
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The Surviving Early Childhood Featured Speakers
Summit Host & Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Family Coach & Motivational Speaker: iShine Kids
Nurse, Holistic Health Educator: Jubilee Health
Potty Trainer: Oh Crap Potty Training
The Safety Mom
Certified Sleep Consultant: Sleep Baby Love
A Mom With a Lesson Plan
Dr. Laura Hanson
Certified Chiropractic Pediatric Diplomat & Neuro-Developmental Therapist: Connect My Brain
Conscious Parenting Coach and Founder: BringIt! Home
Professional Organizer & Founder: Less Is More Organizers
Psychology of Eating Teacher and Holistic Health Coach
Positive Discipline Coach
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