Why NO and MINE are good words for Toddlers

Why NO and MINE are good words for Toddlers (and a few other toddler tips)

I often get asked how to deal with NO and MINE in toddler world. I see them both as positive words for this age. Toddlers are realizing that they are indeed human and separate from their parents. Isn’t what we hope all of our children realize! 😉 Up until this point someone has made all the decisions for them and they FINALLY have a voice. NO, they don’t want peas for dinner. NO, they don’t want to take a bath. NO, they don’t want to go to bed. I bet some toddlers are sooooo excited that they can finally state their opinion. ON this episode, we will talk about this world of toddlers and the many reasons that no and mine are their favorite words. It really is a good thing.

Also in this episode, I will quickly address some other toddler topics… potty training, biting, and pitching fits. I know for many parents, this toddler stage is challenging. I often suggest that parents try and approach this time with a lighthearted spirit. I always encourage gentle, playful parenting whenever possible, especially during the young years.

Find a way to #sayyes today.


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Terrible Twos?

Terrible Twos?

Terrible Twos?

with Israel and Brook Wayne

Got a toddler in the house? What is a parent supposed to do to help their child become the “Terrific Twos” rather than the “Terrible Twos”? Israel and Brook share their experience and Biblical instruction.


Israel and Brook Wayne are authors of the books: Pitchin’ A Fit Overcoming Angry and Stressed out Parenting, and Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship.

MBFLP – Early Homeschooling

Are your children brilliant? Precocious readers? Showing signs of early genius? Or do you just wonder when it’s time to start homeschooling a curious youngster? This episode, we talk about the idea of early homeschooling – is it a good idea? What’s reasonable to expect? Are there any pitfalls or cautions? If you or your child are anxious to start homeschooling even before “school age,” you’ll find this discussion seriously helpful. Recorded from Oak Mountain State Park, just outside Birmingham, Alabama, in our new mobile studio!

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