In their amazing book “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen”, Faber and Mazlish outline 5 skills to help you engage your childs cooperation. This post explains how you can apply these 5 skills to potty training to help make it a success. Continue reading
What to do when your child refuses to go potty
Have you ever asked your child to use the potty/toilet only to get “no!” in response? Perhaps your child has a full-blown meltdown, including screaming, aggression and tears? Or perhaps they try negotiating, bargaining, procrastination or ignore you completely? Refusal or resistance is one of the most challenging problems you can encounter when potty training, but don’t worry – there are options to resolve this. Continue reading
What are the Potty Training differences for Boys and Girls?
Is it quicker to potty train girls or boys? Is it easier to potty train boys or girls? Do you need to approach potty training differently for girls and boys? There are so many myths about potty training and we’re here to help you to unpack them and approach this milestone in a way that suits your unique child, whatever their gender!
How to talk to other parents about Baby Pottying
There are so many different ways to parent that chances are, part of your experience will involve explaining your parenting choices to someone else. Due to the power of advertising by nappy companies, helping your baby to use the potty before they are well into their toddler years is no longer the norm in our culture. As a result, you might encounter at best curiosity and at worst concern from your partner, friends or family. (or if you are a celebrity – from the mainstream media!) Don’t worry – we can help you to navigate this.
Learning potty skills for children with sensory issues
We experience life through our five senses and our brains process a massive amount of sensory information every day. For neurodivergent children (with sensory processing or autistic spectrum disorders) who cannot filter out some of the sensory information they receive, potty learning can be an overwhelming experience. So what should parents know to support children through this developmental milestone?
Reframing potty problems to create potty solutions
Are you struggling to see your way through a potty learning problem because you are overwhelmed and frustrated by your child’s behaviour? You are not alone, and I can help.
How prepared is your child to stop using nappies?
Have you noticed the difference good preparation makes when it comes to transitioning your child from one activity to another? There are fewer tantrums and more co-operation. Good preparation is also at the heart of ensuring a good transition between nappies and no nappies and helps you and your child work in partnership when potty training. Here’s how to achieve it.
The most unhelpful thing to say when potty training
How many times have you said “do you need to pee?” only to be told “NO!”, even though you know the answer is really a yes? When you get a ‘no’, where does this leave you? What can you do to avoid this trap and help teach your child about consent along the way? Continue reading
The worst advice for solving potty training problems
When your child has a potty training problem, it often manifests as a particular behaviour. This can look like refusing to sit on the potty or toilet, having tantrums or meltdowns, hiding to pee or poop, insisting on pooping in a nappy rather than the potty, insisting they don’t need to go when you know that they do or suddenly having multiple accidents despite seeming to understand a week ago.
The best advice for solving potty training problems
When your child has a potty training problem it often manifests as a particular behaviour. But the key to resolving the behaviour is to look below the surface at what’s happening underneath