One thing that is sometimes discouraging for parents is that children often begin successfully to use the toilet and then stop, refuse to do it anymore, or start having accidents. It often takes months to become proficient at using the potty. In a child’s development it is common for them to take two steps forward and one step back., so be prepared for this possibility and know that it’s normal. Learn more.
9. Patience rules. Remember to be patient with that little one of yours, even when you have changed the bed sheets for the second time in a single night. Sometimes all the signals are there and still your child is not ready. If this proves too tough for you or your child, take a break. Sometimes all it takes is a couple of weeks "off" for everyone to recover and gather their strength. Learn more.