5 Potty Training Tips: Here is #1

Potty Training Tips- There are so many out there.  For the next five weeks, I will be covering a really good tip each week for you to remember while you are potty training.  Potty tip number 1 is a very simple tip but so hard to put into play.

Potty Training- AnticipationBE PATIENT!  Yes, that means us.  There is so much pressure on us, from society, to potty train our children early, while they are still very young  in fact, and to do it quickly (sometimes in one day) that we forget what is important.  We forget to be patient with them while trying to get them potty trained,  because it is we who are tired of buying diapers or pull-ups and yes, we who are so ready to move on to the next stage.  Maybe it is we that are in so much anticipation of success and freedom from diapers, not them!  Hhhmmm!?  Something to think about, right?

No matter how we look at it, no matter how old they are, they will only potty train when and if they are ready.  Ultimately, they control the situation and we need to remember that it is okay.   It is then that we need not to scream and holler, or say things that to our children may sound just mean and hurtful but to let them learn at their own pace.

successIt really is okay.  It usually does not happen overnight, although there are exceptions to every rule.  Some kids will catch on with hardly any help at all but most of them have a mind of their own.  Remember to tell yourself before starting, it may take days, weeks or even months to accomplish what you are about to begin.  In the end, it will happen no matter what the time frame and you and your child will feel relieved.