Some parents approach toilet training with apprehension. Not necessary. If you have a clear understanding of when your child is ready to be toilet trained, the practical steps to take, and what is accomplished developmentally, toilet training can be a very positive interaction between toddler and parent. This book provides all the information you need to promote your child's healthy development during toilet training.
In clear, common-sense and no-nonsense English, child psychiatrist Calvin Colarusso M.D. explains the rationale behind toilet training and gives detailed examples of what to do and what not to do. With 50 years of experience in clinical practice and having been involved in the toilet training of his own children and grandchildren, Dr. Colarusso has seen it all. You will find his practical advice easy to understand and implement.
Think of this book as a way to avoid a potentially frustrating and exasperating experience and create one of closeness and intimacy with your toddler as you work together to achieve this major developmental milestone.
Parenting Guide to Toilet Training will take away the mystery and misconceptions about the how's and why's of toilet training.
You will learn:
- How actively engaging in the task of toilet training does far more than teach your child how to use the toilet: Successful toilet training leads to the development of mental attitudes and skills such as the control of emotions that are essential assets for promoting healthy development in the future
Why toilet training should begin at approximately 18 to 24 months
- The indications that your toddler is ready to be toilet trained
- What equipment you need to begin
- The most effective parental attitudes toward the process and the child
- The long range positive developmental effects of successful and unsuccessful toilet training.
- Examples of easy and difficult toilet training