Potty Training

One very common area in which parents struggle and look to our teachers for guidance or advice is in potty-training.  It is important to recognize your child’s readiness and to not rush them, which sets them up for failure.  Some common readiness cues we see include: staying dry for two hours at a time or through naptime, moving to a different area of the room or behind a shelf when having a BM or urinating, the child recognizing that they are wet or dirty and wanting to be changed, and the child showing interest in wearing big boy/girl pants or sitting on the potty.  Every child is different and not every child will let you know in the same way, but more than anything, keep a positive attitude, use words of encouragement, and expect and accept that there will be accidents.