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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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Potty Training Autistic Children and other Special Needs

When it comes to potty training an Autistic or other special needs child, there are going to be some challenges. It may require the parent(s) to come up with creative ideas to grab the attention of the child. But the one thing that is the same with all children potty training is Consistency.

Make a schedule and stick to it even if it means putting off house cleaning or errands for a few days. Dedicate time to focus on the child, find things the child enjoys doing and include them in potty training time. Be willing to stretch your boundaries to accommodate for potty training.

Understand there probably will be some potty accidents. Have your child help you clean it up and don't make a big deal out of it and praise your child for their efforts.

As the mom of an Autistic child days can be unpredictable. Keeping a schedule can help make things a little easier while being flexible. If you child loves snacks allow your child to have one while sitting on the potty. If they enjoy watching certain tv shows or movies let them watch one with the potty sitting in front of the tv. If they love video games then let them play them.

You want the child to get the feeling of using the potty. If it works better to go without underwear then do so. While the potty training process may take longer with a special needs child the tools are the same. Be consistent, always praise and utilize things they enjoy.

Also, talk with your child's pediatrician, therapists, even moms of Autistic children or those with special needs. They may have additional ideas to consider. To get started with the basics of potty training consider Pottytrainingsites potty training e-book to help you get started with potty training.

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