Keys to Toilet Training

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Barron's Educational Series, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 136 pages
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BARRON'S PARENTING KEYS
Here's practical guidance for parents who must cope with the many details related to raising children in today's unusually demanding environment. Bringing up kids today is different--and in many ways more difficult--than it was in past generations. Barron's "Parenting Keys " speak to today's parents with answers to contemporary problems.
KEYS TO
TOILET
TRAINING
SECOND EDITION
MEG ZWEIBACK, R.N., C.P.N.P., M.P.H.
A pediatric nurse practitioner advises parents about toilet training, beginning with helping a child through early steps and continuing on to independence. She discusses common setbacks and approaches to overcoming difficulties, emphasizing child development and communicating with caregivers, teachers, and grandparents. New in this edition are discussions of common problems in childcare and preschool, working with children with constipation and withholding, bedwetting, patterns in delayed toilet training, and trends in diapers, including "green" issues.
 

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Contents

Young Child Development
3
Temperamental Differences
7
When to Begin?
13
Signs of Readiness
15
Getting Started Stage One
18
Getting Started Stage Two
21
Choosing a Potty
27
DiapersTraining PantsUnderwearWhats Best?
31
Nighttime Wetting
82
Working Parents
89
When Grandparents Help
92
Child Care
95
Starting Kindergarten
100
Supporting Competence
109
Reacting to a New Baby
112
Reasoning with Your Preschooler
116

Diet
37
Rewards and Charts
41
Keeping Clean
44
Half Trained
51
Only in My Diaper
54
Resistance
59
Regression
63
Constipation
69
Withholding Bowel Movements
73
Daytime Wetting
78
When Parents Disagree
120
Moms HouseDads House
123
Bathroom Language
125
Privacy
129
Appendix
132
Other Resources Available from Barrons
133
Glossary
134
Index
135
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Meg Zweiback is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and an Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco.

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