Successful potty training begins with the approach that is right for your child. Is your toddler frightened of the process, afraid even to go near the bathroom? Or does he or she seem to know when it's time to go, but can't quite make it there in time? This insightful guide helps take the stress out of the situation. The book distinguishes between common childhood personality types, providing simple strategies tailor-fit for your child, whether he or she is sensitive or stubborn, cautious or impulsive, goal-oriented or clinging to diapers. A quick quiz helps you pinpoint which method will work best. You'll learn how to: Determine your child's readiness * Build on each success-without adding undue pressure * Handle accidents and temporary setbacks * And more Now in its second edition, Stress-Free Potty Training also provides targeted techniques for challenges including toilet training resistance and refusal to poop as well sensory issues. Filled with straight talk and practical advice, it takes the worry out of this important life transition.
SARA AU is a mom and a journalist specializing in parenting and health issues. PETER L. STAVINOHA, PH.D., is a dad and a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Together, they are the authors of Stress-Free Discipline. Their site, stressfreeparent.com, features helpful articles, videos, podcasts--and even downloadable potty training charts.
Contents Introduction and Philosophy 1 1 Identifying Your Child's Personality Type 9 2 Determining Readiness 21 3 Apply Universal Strategies 33 4 The Goal-Directed Child 78 5 The Sensory-Oriented Child 95 6 The Internalizer 114 7 The Impulsive Child 136 8 The Strong-Willed Child 154 9 Common Interruptions 182 10 Overcoming Challenges and Obstacles 191 Conclusion 209 Index 213