Potty Training Site Blog

Potty training tips and tricks. How to handle your potty training problems and frustrations. Discover the fastest, easiest most effective method for ending your potty training problems and frustration. This blog is about my adventures in potty training toddlers. Toilet training problems can be handled just like any other developmental situation. Kids pee, kids poop in pants, but is all just another mark on the potty training chart.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Potty Training Determined Children

Determined children

In the past week I have been busy with my dog Smash. He was severely injured and had to have surgery to stitch his nose back into the proper place. He is now on the way to healing, but he does not like his E-cone. He does everything he can think to do just to scratch his nose.

Smash is very much like a child. He is determined to get his E-cone off and have things his way. How many times have you seen this much determination in your child, especially while potty training? While raising my two children I have often seen this trait. It is during this time that I would often have to take a deep breath, gather up my patience, and smile.

It is true children will be children, but as parents we have to give them guidance, discipline, and lots of love. So, whenever you think you are ready to scream, look at your darling little child’s face and give him a big hug, and know that you are not alone in parenting. Also remember that determination in a child is really a good thing.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Patience and Potty Training

It seems like the most common advice from one mother to another is "Just be Patient." This advice is a lot easier to give than to receive.

If fact wordnet defines patience this way:

patience n 1: good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

Other definitions of patience include words like "suffering" and "endure" and "labor."

Now when I am looking for a solution to a problem, I don't look for incompetence or suffering, I look for a solution that works and works fast.

That is why I have become such a fan of Potty Train in Five Hours.

And another thing I like about this course is that it sets up a method for you to be able to teach other life skills to your child. You learn to work together with your child to make learning fun. Not suffering and enduring labor through incompetence like being patient would suggest.

So forget patience, take action now and get yourself a copy of How to Potty Train in Five Hours or contact Janice to arrange a private consulting session.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Higher Quality Playtime

Child Development Play for Toddlers

Do you ever look for something new and fun to do with your toddler? Are you looking for some fun ways to keep them entertained without plopping them down in front of the TV? How about some games that are fun and help your child develop at the same time!

Well, I just found an excellent resource for parents or teachers of toddlers and pre-schoolers that includes dozens of wonderful activities that you can do with your child. Many of these are projects that they can do by themselves, using items you already have in your own home!

This book teaches you "How You Can Accelerate Your Toddler's Development WHILE Having Loads of Fun WITHOUT Spending Hours Racking Your Brain For Play Ideas!" So check out this wonderful web-site and book at the following link right now:
Meaningful Play

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Potty Training Excitment

Excited mother!!

Just recently I had a mother approach me about potty training her nearly four year old child. He was being very defiant about pooping in the potty. He would stay dry, but wanted a diaper on to poop.

This mother was completely stressed out with potty training. She couldn’t put her child in a Pre K class until he was potty trained.

I gave her advice on what she should try to get him potty trained. About three days later, I met up with her. She was very excited! She had used my advice and her child was completely potty trained. She couldn’t believe how simple my technique was to use, and it worked.

She and her child are happy. She can now enroll him in a Pre K class for next fall, and she has another child who will be potty training within the next two years. She already says she will definitely use my technique to potty train her next child.

Click here to listen to her testimonial.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Child Development Success

Here is a simple five-step plan to get your children to do what you want:

1. Know what you want from your child. Decide exactly what it is you want from your child. What emotions do you want them to experience – happiness, success, love, freedom? Many times as parents we want conflicting behavior from our children. We want them to express themselves freely but be reserved and obedient at the same time. These skills are difficult for adults and even more difficult for children. Try to focus on one thing at a time.

2. Express your desire. Take time to explain exactly what you want from your child. The more detail the better. This will also help both of you understand the expectations. And don’t forget to explain to God what you want in your prayers. Be sure to be consistent.

3. Experience your desire. Take time to imagine how you will feel when your child exhibits the behavior you are looking for. Will you be happy, proud, successful or what? Go ahead and practice experiencing that emotion right now. Look for even the tiniest example of this behavior in your child and share your emotion with him.

4. Take action toward your desire. Use concrete examples of the behavior you are trying to create. Model this behavior with your child. Take a small step toward your goal every day.

5. Be thankful. Have faith in your child and in yourself and in God to bring about what you are looking for. Go ahead and give thanks now knowing that you have already succeeded. Praise your child at every opportunity for displaying the desired behavior. And be sure to praise God for your success as well.

Remember to be consistent with your thoughts, actions and emotions when working with children. They are much better at mirroring your actions and emotions than they are at following your words. They can read your mind through your body language and voice tone. Being consistent with your feelings will help your child learn faster and reduce your frustration.
These same five steps work for any goal you may choose to set.