POTTY TRAINING 101 - A MADE EASY GUIDE FOR PARENTS (PART 4)
Potty training rewards
Do not get confused with a reward and a bribe. A reward is something you receive after accomplishing a task.
A bribe, however, works the other way round. You give a bribe to make something happen.
A reward is not a bribe!
A reward undoubtedly works better as compared to a bribe when it comes to potty training. It reinforces your child’s behaviour after each successful potty training session. A reward system is best used when your child is older, at least when he is close to 3 years of age.
As for a bribe, your child may initially agree to your request, but children being children, they may not always keep their own promises.
However, do not be hard on your child if he is unable to keep his promise. After all, he is unable to understand what promises are all about at his current age yet.
Gender differences in potty training
Girls tend to reach their milestones quicker as compared to boys. And again, do understand potty training is just like any other milestones. You just have to be patient and wait for your child to acquire the particular skill set.
Apart from that, girls tend to be more concerned about their own cleanliness and hygiene as compared to the boys. Well, no prize for guessing since it is the same for adults too. Henceforth, girls are easier to be potty trained as compared to boys.
Now it's your turn!
Potty training, indoubtly will take up a lot of your time, and patience if not done correctly.
Recognize the signs that your child is ready for potty training.
Prepare the right equipment before training.
Start potty training only when you and your child are ready.
Have a positive and consistent approach towards potty training.
Potty training is a natural process and it is part of your child’s developmental milestone.
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