One size does not fit all when it comes to potty training methods–but you will find what works for your child among this book’s approaches and advice. STRESS-FREE POTTY TRAINING, Second Edition: A Commonsense Guide to Finding the Right Approach for Your Child by Sara Au and Peter L. Stavinoha provides parents with practical advice for their children no matter what their strengths and challenges. Journalists, booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, and media professionals interested in parenting young children are invited to request Stress-Free Potty Training for review.
Filled with straight talk and practical advice, the second edition of Stress-Free Potty Training takes the anxiety out of this important life transition, helping you identify what approach will be most compatible with your child’s temperament. Starting with a simple quiz, the book provides 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 you how to:
Determine your child’s readiness to begin potty training • Build on each success by gradually moving your child past his or her existing comfort zone (without adding undue pressure) • Be a positive potty role model • Handle accidents and temporary setbacks • And more
Fully revised, the second edition includes brand new “Universal Strategies” . . . updated techniques for overcoming the common challenges and obstacles you’re likely to face with your child . . . ways to utilize the latest apps and websites that can be helpful during training . . . pitfalls to avoid on social media . . . and up-to-the-minute guidance on how to deal with interruptions and problems throughout the process.
This encouraging and practical guide helps you design a path around your own child’s needs, allowing you to say goodbye to diapers . . . with as little stress as possible.
Sara Au is a mom and a journalist specializing in parenting and health issues. Peter L. Stavinoha, Ph.D., is a dad and a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Together, they are the authors of Stress-Free Discipline. Their site, stressfreeparent.com, features helpful articles, videos, podcasts—and even downloadable potty training charts.
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