A great deal of potty training advice is focused on the child making the transition from diapers to regular underwear, but not much potty training advice is focused on you, the parent. You're a critical part of your child's potty training journey. For this reason, here are three ways to prepare for the work that goes hand-in-hand with potty training your child:
1. Know how to relax
Do you know how to chill? If not, think about what makes you happy and helps you feel relaxed. Here are a few things you can do to relax and relieve stress:
- Literally take a step back from the situation
- Take a deep breath through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth
- Throughout the day, do some jumping jacks or pushups to work out some tension
2. Things will go wrong
Your child is going through a change making the transition from diapers to regular underwear. Potty training will not always go as expected so knowing how to relax is important. Bedwetting may still happen from time-to-time as well as missing the toilet so be prepared.
3. Have fun
It's not the end of the world when potty training efforts don't always yield the results you're expecting. At the same time, find ways to gave fun and enjoy the journey. There's nothing wrong with having incentives for you when you are able to successfully teach your child potty training skills.
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