Potty training is normally a dreaded phase for mothers everywhere. It can be stressful and discouraging trying to keep up with other toddlers that seem to be getting the hang of it before your child – for some reason it’s easy to feel pressured to keep up with other parents’ time-table for potty training. How about if I told you that you could have your child trained in less than a week?!? That’s what I’ve done with my girls. Not that they didn’t have any accidents after that first week, but they got the basic hang of it in that amount of time!
I bought an e-book called “Potty Training for Busy Parents” by Johanne Cesar. Johanne personally trained over 300 children as a daycare teacher – so she certainly has some experience to write about! I can’t imagine so much of my life being spent doing this activity! 🙂
The things I really like about this book:
*She discusses how to get prepared for potty training
*When to know that your child is ready
*One key is to stay positive and not get frustrated, which happens to most moms! This section helped me a lot because potty training accidents are not a disobedience issue, so they shouldn’t be handled by reprimanding, but with love and patience. You are literally teaching your child to stop going to the bathroom in the very place that you’ve trained them to go in for the first few years of their life! To top it off, we make diaper changing fun (and it should be! I love singing and playing with my baby when I change her diaper! :)) – but your child has always associated diaper change with love and fun – why would they want to start going to the bathroom somewhere else – especially if they suddenly get in trouble for accidents? It doesn’t make sense to them, they just want life normal again when their sweet mommy sang and smiled at them while she changed their diaper. This book helped me to see that potty training should be fun and rewarding because your child is a “big girl now”!
*The timer technique of potty training that she covers works great!
*How to train an older child if needed
*How to handle lapses or accidents
*Nighttime potty training
*Bowel movement training
What to do if your child isn’t trained in “less than a week”? Be consistent and a happy, fun, patient mom! Sometimes you may have a very stubborn child and you may in the future have to treat it like disobedience – you’ll be able to tell if your child really understands what to do and is refusing – but that would be on down the road.
This book was a great help to me and I hope it is for you!!!
You can buy this ebook “Potty Training For Busy Parents” at www.thepottytrainer.com.
Best wishes to you as you embark on the potty training adventure! 🙂 Consistency, patience and love is vital! 🙂
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