Potty Training for Dummies

Potty Training for Dummies

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If you could remember your own potty training, you’d probablyrecall a time filled with anxiety and glee, frustration and a senseof accomplishment, triumphal joy and shamed remorse. You’dremember wanting so much to make mommy and daddy happy, and at thesame time to make them pay for being so darned unreasonable. Andyou’d recall feeling incredibly grown up once you got itright. Maybe if we could remember our own potty training, itwouldn’t be so tough when it came our turn to be thetrainers. But as it is, most of us feel like we can use all theexpert advice and guidance we can get.

Potty Training For Dummies is your total guide to themother of all toddler challenges. Packed with painless solutionsand lots of stress-reducing humor, it helps you help your littlepooper make a smooth and trauma-free transition from diapers topotty. You’ll discover how to:

  • Read the signs that your tot is ready
  • Motivate your toddler to want to give up diapers
  • Kick off potty training on the right foot
  • Foster a team approach
  • Deal with setbacks and pee and poop pranks
  • Make potty training a loving game rather than a maddeningordeal

Mother and daughter team, Diane Stafford and Jennifer Shoquist,MD separate potty-training fact from fiction and tell you what toexpect, what equipment you’ll need, and how to set the stagefor the big event. They offer expert advice on how to:

  • Choose the right time
  • Use a doll to help model behavior
  • Say the right things the right way
  • Reinforce success with praise and rewards
  • Switch to training pants
  • Get support from relatives
  • Cope with special cases
  • Train kids with disabilities

And they offer this guarantee: “If your child is stillin diapers when he makes the football team or gets her collegedegree, you can send him or her off to us for a weekend remedialcourse—and ask for a refund of the cost of thisbook.”

Publisher: New York, NY : Hungry Minds, c2002
ISBN: 9780764554179
Characteristics: xxii, 242 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Shoquist, Jennifer


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