Crayons and Tantrums Podcast

Presented by Monica J Sutton

Welcome to the Podcast.  Every week Monica will bring you a new episode filled with honest information, stories, experiences and sometimes special guests to help you with the daily challenges that come up when raising a young child today.

Episode 13 Show Notes:

Creating Realistic Structure at Home with Kids During Quarantine with Marlene Spence

Our family routines and everyday schedules have been disrupted. It feels like the family structure has crumbled. So what do you do to get through each day with children running around while you try to work, cook, clean and just survive? Monica called on her good friend Marlene Spence, Creator of Reward’um and Founder of Cornerstone Family Services to give us some much needed tips on routines and schedules.

Marlene is Monica’s go-to when it comes to understanding how to implement new routines for children and teach them independence and follow through using visual schedules. The days have been challenging, but there are solutions out there that can make a difference. Don’t miss this interview. You’ll walk away laughing, shaking your head and ready to give your family exactly what they need.

Don’t forget to check in every Wednesday for a new episode. Come hang out with me on Instagram or Pinterest (@monicajsutton), so we can hold each other accountable on understanding your child’s behavior and development and how to best approach the daily ups and downs.  Chat soon!


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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s important not to compare your families structure at home to other families
  • 3 tips every parent needs when creating structure at home during our current climate
  • How to use visual schedules or charts with children

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 More about The Crayons and Tantrums Podcast:

Monica J Sutton talks about the good, the bad and everything in between those early childhood years. She brings fresh approaches and a new mindset around real early childhood topics.  Dive into stories from early childhood classrooms and conversations about topics like child behavior and child development. There are even occasional interviews with some pretty amazing guests.

“Real talks with real solutions about the good, the bad and everything in between those early childhood years.”

Listen each week.  You have everything you need to teach your children new skills that will impact them for a lifetime!

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