Stress-Free Potty Training: A Commonsense Guide to Finding the Right Approach for Your Child

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, May 28, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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No two children experience the toilet-training process in exactly the same way. While some kids might be afraid to even go near the bathroom, others may know when to go...but still never seem to make it there in time. This helpful guide takes the stress out of this challenging rite of passage, giving parents much-needed advice to help them identify what approach will work for their child's temperament. The book distinguishes between common childhood personality types, providing easy techniques tailor-fit for all kinds of kids, whether they're stubborn or willful, clinging to diapers, afraid to move on, or just late-bloomers. The book shows how to: determine a child's readiness to begin potty training • gradually move children past their existing comfort zone, without causing undue pressure • handle accidents and temporary setbacks This straight-talking guide enables readers to help every child make this important life transition free of worry and in the way that's right for him or her.

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User Review  - Stacey - Goodreads

Yes, this is the sort of topic I'm into nowadays :) I had hoped that this would provide more step-by-step instructions, but it's more general guidance with some tailoring for the different personality ... Read full review


Introduction and Philosophy
1 Identifying Your Childs Personality Type
2 Determining Readiness
3 Universal Strategies
4 The GoalDirected Child
5 The SensoryOriented Child
6 The Internalizer
7 The Impulsive Child
8 The StrongWilled Child
9 Interruptions and Setbacks

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Peter L. Stavinoha, Ph.D. (Dallas, TX), is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and associate professor in psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a reg

Sara Au (Orlando, FL) is a journalist specializing in parenting and health issues.

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