Life is full of Transitions

Life is full of Transitions

A few weeks ago my youngest child officially transitioned from childhood – to teenager. Being a December baby his birthday marks the closing of the school year, the beginning of summer holidays and the end of the calendar year.

I vividly remember his graduation from day care to school being so concerned that he may not be able to manage the school toilets independently because they were much bigger than he was used to, there were urinals to negotiate and the water taps were so stiff.

Reflecting on the milestones he and I have achieved along his developmental journey, Toilet Training was a significant hurdle, requiring patience, persistence and a good dose of humour to help him achieve his independence.

Being a Continence Nurse added an extra layer of pressure to the task because I supposedly had all the answers….Right?! Having access to resources and feeling comfortable to ask for assistance could have made this journey less confusing, less lonely and at times less over whelming!

One Step at Time – The Expert Toilet Training Guide was compiled and adapted from our very popular One Step at a Time – A Parent’s Guide to Toilet Skills for Children with Special Needs in response to the frequently asked questions we receive from parents who need to toilet train their toddlers in order to be accepted into 3 year old Kinder.

There are 3 simple steps to follow

  • Setting the scene for successful toileting habits
  • Developing the skills needed to maximise success
  • Consistent messaging and appropriate rewards

So for a purchase price of $9.95 The Expert Toilet Training Guide is an easy read. Easy to implement and for time poor families these steps will assist your toddler with the transition from nappies to the toilet.