|The Power of Positivity in Potty Training on May 08, 2012 @ 06:32 pm|
Sorry the little lady is not cooperating yet. I just recently potty trained my two year old son over one weekend after months of failure. During those months of failure, I had to constantly remind my wife and two older daughters to stop asking him if he has to go and just walk him over and happily sit him down once or twice every hour. And of course never, ever, say in any way, shape, or form, "you better not go potty on yourself". You're pretty much reminding the child to go potty on themselves by saying those words. But as with any family, it's difficult to get everyone on the same page. So when my wife and daughters went away for a Girl Scout camping trip I decided I would potty train our son no matter what in those three days.
First, I got rid of all pampers, training pants, and pull ups. Yes, we had some messy moments.Whenever he wasn't interested, I'd just give him hugs, kisses and tell him "it's ok, you can do it", while sitting him on the potty and not asking him if he has to go. I think that question is a little confusing and sometimes stressful for them because they don't fully understand the feeling of having to go yet.
As I'm sure you've observed thus far, the way to get it done is through positivity. I know it's tough when you are up to your elbows in pee and poo, but it works like magic. A friend of mine payed $500 for some weekend potty training group to do what I did for free while bonding with my baby as a bonus.
Now, I'm a dad, a former U.S. Marine and Police Officer in the most violent city in America, so this method was very uncomfortable to me at first. But he (Aiden) can read through the BS. If he sensed I was angry or irritated and just faking it... he would fight me and refuse to sit on the potty. But when I really let my Mary Poppins out, it worked everytime and he at least tried to go potty.
Two months later, he is 2 years and 4 months and goes to the potty on his own. We have relapses here and there but I notice that being positive and supportive (it's ok son, we'll get it in the potty next time) get's him back on track everytime.
|find a Bribe! on Jun 10, 2012 @ 03:32 pm|
Hope you're having some luck since over a month ahs passed since you begin this thread. It was a nighmare training my son, started at two, and it just never seemed to catch on. When he was almost three my daughter was born and I decided for sure I was not going to be changing two kids in diapers! I found giving him a kinder surprise egg after every potty break was the trick. Every kiddo has their price, just find out what yours wants more then anything and bribe away! Be prepaired to stock up, by the time we were done I swear we spent more on Kinder Eggs then we did on our mortgage! The good news is my daughter has just turned three and with a little help from her potty trained brother it was completly effortless to get her to use it!
|Listen to your daughter on Jun 10, 2012 @ 04:31 pm|
Honestly if she is not interested then she is not ready to potty train yet.
Here are some helpful signs to show that she is ready:
Can follow simple instructions, such as "go get the toy."