Potty Training For Dummies
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Potty training can be frustrating for both you and your toddler. Success comes when you keep your expectations realistic and your attitude positive. Use the tips in the following list to help make your potty-training time a success:

  • Take on a laidback attitude for the potty-training show. Your chickadee is the star, hitting her mark. You’re the coach/director/teacher.

  • Back off when your child gets feisty or "no-no’s" you.

  • Keep in mind that your toddler is new to the role but willing to be a winner. Just respect his learning curve.

  • Accept (and help your little miss accept) that she’s not going to be perfect right off the bat. She’ll drip and slip and miss — and that’s okay.

  • Laugh together, clap your hands — cheer your kiddo’s willingness to give it a try! Keep the praise coming, and don’t scold or criticize.

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Diane Stafford has written extensively on health issues.

Jennifer Shoquist, M.D., Stafford s daughter, is a family practice physician.

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