Remember the adult toilet can seem like an abyss to a child. But certain techniques can make a child feel more secure.
• Teach a boy to urinate sitting down backward on the toilet, straddling it, and pointing his penis downward. If he is distracted while standing, he might forget to aim.
• Teach a little girl to sit sideways or backward on the big toilet. A little girl should also "sink" her bottom low enough so urine does not go through the seat ring and bowl rim. In the beginning, removing underwear and pants will lessen chance of them getting wet.
• Hold your child securely on the seat's edge yourself.