The way a parent deals with potty training can affect the way the child handles the potty training process. This is why we emphasize to parents that if you are feeling stressed your child does pick up on it. The child will tense up and thus resist potty training.
If you the parent are feeling frustrated so will your child. You do not have to have outward expressions of frustration for your child to be affected either. Children have a keen sense of when someone is upset.
What you can do is take the time to talk to your child. Observe what your child enjoys doing during the day and how you can incorporate that into potty training.
The summer time is approaching and many of us parents enjoy giving popsicles as treats. Why not include it in the potty training process? Allow your child to enjoy one while sitting on the potty and making an effort?
Praising your child can do wonders for their self esteem. Help them to believe that they can accomplish tasks, such as potty training.
Take one day at a time and make the best of it. Be that positive influence on your child and encourage them to try and try again. Potty training is a vital part of development that requires both the parent and child to prepare for it to be successful. Be sure that your child is showing signs of readiness.
Potty training can be a wonderful time in a child's life. Make it enjoyable not just a task that must be accomplished.