I thought this book was very helpful; by knowing my child's personality type s I was able to see how certain suggestions would work. There was not a lot of fluff, a few examples, but basically the authors got right to the point. However, I would really like a book on potty training from a christian perspective. While there were lots of suggestions that were helpful and we're already seeing them work! I could see how using these strategies you could push your child to demonstrate her personality type more, which I don't think is a good thing.
But, hopefully we will be able to sort through all of that and still be successful! Apr 15, Tami rated it it was amazing. Potty training can be a very difficult experience for children and parents alike. Everyone has a friend or cousin whose kid was fully potty trained by 18 months. None of this seems to help, in fact it often hinders progress. Stress-Free Potty Training looks at two things. First, is your child really ready to train? Second, what is the best appro Potty training can be a very difficult experience for children and parents alike.
Second, what is the best approach for your particular child? It is this second aspect that I found most useful. Most potty training books focus on the child that simply needs to be shown what to do, encouraged, and magically potty training is complete. My little one, on the other hand, is strong willed and impulsive. Now, after reading this book, I am armed with some knowledge and a few strategies. We were already quite scheduled but I have been modeling. He seems quite interested in that and has even came over and sat on the potty. Definitely a step in the right direction.
Dec 02, Erin Ching rated it really liked it Shelves: The thing I really liked about this book is that it acknowledged the possibility that your kid will offer resistance to the potty training process. Most books lay out a plan, like put them in underwear and have them try the potty every 30 minutes; be consistent; stay positive. But they do not address the possibility that your kid might fiercely resist every step of the process, and then you have to choose between being consistent ie carrying your kicking and screaming child to the bathroom or The thing I really liked about this book is that it acknowledged the possibility that your kid will offer resistance to the potty training process.
But they do not address the possibility that your kid might fiercely resist every step of the process, and then you have to choose between being consistent ie carrying your kicking and screaming child to the bathroom or being positive letting them choose not to use the toilet when they don't want to, and then dealing with a string of accidents. It was helpful to think about how your child might think about the whole process, based on their personality.
My child, probably like many others, has elements of multiple types, but i got ideas from each of those chapters. I would have liked more practical suggestions to go along with the psychological analysis - that's the only reason for taking off one star. This is probably the most helpful potty training book I've read out of 6 and it leaves me feeling the most encouraged that we will get there eventually. Feb 07, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: This was just the kind of toilet training book I was hoping for.
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The whole "training-in-a-day" methods were completely stressing me out. I think I'm just not that committed yet. Anyway, this book actually has you analyze your child's personality goal-directed, sensory-oriented, internalizer, impulsive, or strong-willed. I actually made some discoveries about my son who knew he was impulsive?! I also just feel more oriented in potty language that sounds horrible! There is quite a bit of repetition throughout the book.
Most of the time I wasn't bugged by it, but there was one phrase that drove me crazy: Anyway, I definitely recommend this to any moms who, like me, are not very excited about ditching the diapers. View all 3 comments. Jul 04, Bird rated it liked it Shelves: This book gave me a bit of a chuckle in the beginning because the "personality quiz" in the beginning told me my child is Strong Willed and Impulsive which describes him exactly. There were some ideas in here I hadn't heard of before. I'd previously tried a bunch of "Have a completely potty-trained child by tomorrow! The suggestions in here felt more natural and helped explain why some techniques I'd been trying before weren't appropriate for my ch This book gave me a bit of a chuckle in the beginning because the "personality quiz" in the beginning told me my child is Strong Willed and Impulsive which describes him exactly.
The suggestions in here felt more natural and helped explain why some techniques I'd been trying before weren't appropriate for my child. My child doesn't fall into the "Sensitive" category, and isn't the least bit bothered or uncomfortable when he pees in his pants. Thus all of my efforts to show him that using the potty was less messy and more comfortable never had any effect. My child still isn't completely potty trained, but we're a lot closer now than we were before.
There is not much of a synopsis I can say about this book. It's a book about potty training with a fun quiz at the beginning to help you pin point your child's personality. Then you can read specific things related to their specific personality. It was not a easy read It was helpful thou. Lots of great tips and reassurances about things.
Ready to have another baby and your toddler is not potty trained So yes There is not much of a synopsis I can say about this book. So yes it was really helpful and great that way. As I've never read any other potty training book I can't compare them but I did find overall this a really helpful and good read. I will be using some of the techniques for sure. If you need a little a advice or help with this subject I recommend you pick this one up.
May 29, Patti K rated it liked it. This was pretty good - at the very least, it helped me to understand how my kids think and their personalities are a little less of a mystery.
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It definitely makes the potty training slightly less stressful, but that could also be the fact that this is for kid 2. I'd certainly recommend to other parents who are looking for suggestions on how best to approach training their child. I think the biggest thing this book has to offer is reinforcing the idea that your child is the person who should gui This was pretty good - at the very least, it helped me to understand how my kids think and their personalities are a little less of a mystery.
I think the biggest thing this book has to offer is reinforcing the idea that your child is the person who should guide the process if you want it to be less stressful. Beyond that, while I'm no longer potty training my oldest, it helped me understand what I can do better for her. I'm hoping the suggestions will help in the future for both kids - potty training is just one of many, many milestones in life. Jan 24, Katy rated it liked it. I think that this book had some good ideas and solutions, especially the personality type divisions.
However, we made the mistake of purchasing the audiobook version. The woman reading the book has a nice soothing voice, but is torturously sloooooow. I sped it up to 2x speed on my iPod because I feared we would never finish it otherwise it sounded fine that way. Unfortunately we didn't learn much that was useful from this particular book, other than the fact that with our hard-headed child, al I think that this book had some good ideas and solutions, especially the personality type divisions. Unfortunately we didn't learn much that was useful from this particular book, other than the fact that with our hard-headed child, all we could do was offer praise and mild suggestions, and wait until he decided he was good and ready to use the potty on his own.
We just had to wait him out. Mar 11, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: I started potty training my twins about a month ago, and after two days they were both very resistant, and I felt like I was going to pull my hair out. I put things on hold and we all ended up sick, lengthening our potty training hiatus.
With this time to think, I decided to order some books on the subject. This book was very helpful for someone like me who doesn't have a clue what I am doing! It was also very beneficial to determine my twins' personality types and get tips geared to their speci I started potty training my twins about a month ago, and after two days they were both very resistant, and I felt like I was going to pull my hair out.
It was also very beneficial to determine my twins' personality types and get tips geared to their specific needs. Hopefully, as I resume our potty training efforts, the information from this book will serve as a valuable guide. I would recommend this to first-timers like myself. View all 4 comments. Sep 28, jacky rated it liked it Shelves: The premise of this book is to figure out which type of child you have, then focus on strategies that fit that personality type. I found that Natalie didn't have one strong personality type.
Also, she started training showing traits of one type, then changed to traits for another. Most of what I remember about this book a month later is the basics. Expect accidents, and deal with the calmly and patiently. It will give you advice on how to cope if you are working or child is in daycare, will address special needs and relapses, and give plenty of reassurance and practical tips for dealing with common problems. With case studies, further resources and expert insight, this is a comprehensive guide that will help your child achieve this major step with minimal stress or worry.
Geraldine Butler has been a health visitor for over 20 years; she currently works both in the NHS and independently on child development and has taught child care students for 5 years. Bernice Walmsley is a freelance writer specializing in business and educational writing projects. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the Geraldine Butler , Bernice Walmsley. I personally hate unsolicited advice, but I have also found myself googling for parenting information, so if you are searching for some potty training tips please read on.
Jude was totally potty trained except for sleeping at 21 months, here's what worked for us:. Cloth diapers make it easier for your toddler to feel when they are wet, which helps them make the connection between the urge to go and going. Furthermore, as the parent of a cloth diapered child, you will be just as happy to wipe up the floor in lieu of more laundry.
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If you haven't been cloth diapering, that's okay, consider a switch to cloth pull ups, it will really help and save you some cash. This is a key principle in Montessori Toilet Learning and Elimination Communication for a reason, it works. When you introduce the potty early they learn to use it before they realize it can be a power play issue.
Plus, if you have the potty around and available from an early age, it isn't a foreign i. At seventeen months Jude was regularly sitting on the potty often still clothed when mommy went, just getting a feel for it.
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At nineteen months he was already using the potty consistently. Naked time and the traveling potty. When you start early, pulling down pants and getting on a big toilet are very challenging prospects.
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Spending as much time naked, with a small potty near by, really helps them make the connection and reduces accidents. We spent a lot of time outside, and when we saw him start to go we just stuck him on the potty; he figured it out fairly quickly. Furthermore, going poop outside of a diaper can be daunting, and it is much easier if the little one can try without missing out on all the action. For us, that meant we brought his potty into the living room.