Toilet Training is an important milestone in childhood for both parents and children. It is one where the torch of responsibility is offered to or requested by the child.
This can be a delicate situation that can be successfully achieved with a little forethought and understanding. Addressed thoughtfully it can be an easy transition.
Help your child get comfortable with toilet training
Help your child get used to the idea of using a potty by telling him or her that it is their very own. Speak in positive and encouraging tones when talking about the potty to your child forms a good association. You can help the child get used to the potty by sitting on it even when not using it. This is a good way to “practice” using the potty s the sensation of sitting on it doesn’t seem strange.
When your child does use the potty correctly, celebrate! Understand all children will have accidents, it is important to train with positive reinforcement rather than scolding or punishing.
Have patience! It takes some time to move through the potty training phase. Focus on praising your child when he or she gets it right and enjoy the slow accomplishment of this important milestone.
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