Potty training is a complicated and time-consuming task, but it’s one that can be easily accomplished with the proper guidance and patience. Potty training is a process of teaching a child, especially an infant or young child, how to use the potty for potty training and defecation, but also, urination.
In recent past, attitudes towards potty training were highly variable across cultures and depending on demographics, attitudes towards potty training have varied significantly. The vast majority of people, however, are generally pleased with the result – the child has successfully passed through the transition period from diapers to using the potty.
The biggest factor in the success of potty training is the individual readiness and interest of the child. Most children will respond to positive reinforcement of their readiness for potty training, though there are some children who are so unwilling to learn how to potty that nothing works at all. The child must be encouraged, in a loving way, to understand that they must learn how to urinate properly, because if they don’t, they’ll be disappointed and uncomfortable.
The importance of having patience with potty training is one that is frequently overlooked. Children need to get used to the idea that the entire process isn’t fun, but should instead be viewed as a learning process.
If you’re unsure about how your child is going to respond to a new routine, it is a good idea to take them by the hand and walk them through the process. You’ll want to be clear on what the desired outcome is – for example, is there a particular age range that you want to see your child reach or are you looking for a certain stage of development before your child will be ready to start using a potty?
These are important questions that you should ask yourself and your child, so that you can determine if your child is ready. A child is never too young to begin toilet training, no matter how young or old he or she is.
Once the potty training is complete, your child should be rewarded in some manner for his or her participation. This may include a nice reward for being a good boy or girl, a toy for completing the tasks that were set out, or something else of value.
Potty training may not be as fun as you would like, but that shouldn’t stop you from doing it. Your child will thank you for it when he or she starts to show the same behavior as you expected him or her to do.
When it comes to potty training, patience is an absolute must. Remember, it won’t happen overnight, and if you’re experiencing difficulties, try again, try harder, and stick with it.