Stress-Free Potty Training

A Commonsense Guide to Finding the Right Approach for Your Child

 Stress-Free Potty Training

Authors: Sara Au, Peter L. Stavinoha
Pub Date: October 2015
Print Edition: $14.95
Print ISBN: 9780814436660
Page Count: 224
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814436677

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“Rather than taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach to potty training, the authors recognize the importance of navigating this milestone with the best tools to fit each child’s individual temperament.”

Kristy S. Hagar, Ph.D., clinical child psychologist and co-author of Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less

“A guide to potty training that can lead to better parenting? By exploring dominant personality traits and encouraging parents to understand their own goals and desires, the authors of Stress-Free Potty Training teach parents the art of becoming better problem solvers and advocates for their children.”

— Jackie Carroll, founder of the Orlando Adoption Network; adoption advocate and parent of five

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.

PETER L. STAVINOHA, Ph.D., is a dad and a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a regular media contributor for magazines and television, offering expert parenting advice on common issues facing children and families. He lives in Dallas.

SARA AU is a mom and a journalist specializing in parenting and health issues. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

Together, they are the authors of Stress-Free Discipline.

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