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How to potty train your challenged child?

How to potty train your challenged child?

You can't make him!!: First be sure your child is ready. Get a potty chair to practice. Ask your child to let you know when the diaper is wet or dirty. Set aside some time for the process, catch the child in the act of pooping, offer small rewards, never force a child but you can coax him/her gently.Never punish and have patience, it will happen. ...Read more

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Average age to potty train?

Average age to potty train?

2-4 years: About 50 % of 2 year olds are mature enough to train, 75% of 3 year olds and 90 % of 4 year olds. ...Read more

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Potty training 3yo boy will not poop. Will hold it for 24+hrs. Suggestions?

Potty training 3yo boy will not poop. Will hold it for 24+hrs. Suggestions?

Let him decide: Only 75% of kids are neurologically ready to be potty trained at 3. If he's ready and you offer an incentive, assistance as needed and let him decide when to go, you just might get there without so many tears. ...Read more

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Which age child is ready to start toilet training?

Which age child is ready to start toilet training?

Varies: Most children can beging toilet training between 9-15 months. There are many variables and often they learn by observing others, for example in day care. Do not get frustrated and it is important to remember that each child develops at their own rate. ...Read more

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Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Will signing up my child for martial arts lessons give him more discipline?

Absolutely!: I'm glad you posted this question...Having studied martial arts myself and having enrolled my son in the study as well. 'studying' imparts not only self-discipline but confidence and self esteem as well; and can be great in potentially dealing with "bullies". The only warning would be the demeanor of the sensei(or teacher); your child needs to 'fit' with him/her so meet with first and decide. ...Read more

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3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?

3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?

Do you really want : to pair those behaviors? Once you do, transition to a regular toilet is going to be tough! Use his developmental, not chronological, age, for readiness: Can he stay dry for 2 hrs., walk from room to room, recognize the urge to go, use a word to say so (e.g., potty) & pull his pants up & down? If so, use a Little Looster stool & read " Steps to Independence" by Baker, ~$30 on Amazon.com. ...Read more

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How can I potty train my child with developmental disabilities?

Patiently...: Toilet {or "potty"} training is difficult in and of itself; throwing any disability into the mix adds another level of difficulty. Sometimes the 'team' approach is best; and positive reinforcement is helpful. I do not know the exact nature of the disability so i cannot be more specific except do draw from my own parenting experience...When your child is ready then it happens; and not before. ...Read more

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Whens a good age to start potty training?

Whens a good age to start potty training?

Varies by child : Varies by each child and his/her readiness to begin potty training, but typically between 2-3 years of age. View the following links for additional information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/potty-training/art-20045230. And: http://www.babycenter.com/potty-training ...Read more

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How can I potty train my child with learning disabilities?

Small Steps: First teach them to recognize when they need to go (naming it when you see it, as specific as you can). This communication is key. If stalled, try to get them to go into the bathroom, even if still in diapers. Then sitting on the potty. Model toileting all along the way. ...Read more

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Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

See below: Parents should "reward" their kids for what the kids enjoy. Forcing a child to do something because the parents desire it is not healthy for either party. ...Read more

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Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

it's a good step: Depends on age ; other factors, but overall not that predictive of ultimate competence, but any developmental progress is good. There are many things as important, or moreso, but celebrate every step forward by your child. And, I am happy for you t; your child - because toilet training is much more convenient ; pleasing for all. ...Read more

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How to potty train a one and ahalf baby?

How to potty train a one and ahalf baby?

A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants down & says "pee-pee", "poo-poo" or potty to indicate he/she senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it. ...Read more

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How will i know my child is ready to potty train?

How will i know my child is ready to potty train?

Potty training: He will start to stay dry for longer periods of time when it comes time for a stool he will start going through a "ritual dance" before having a stool. ...Read more

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Can you advise for potty training my babies?

Can you advise for potty training my babies?

Be patient: Babies have different responses to potty training. Some are so self sufficient, independent, that they will resist anything that is n ot their idea. Others will allow you to provide direction and comply with your requests. Methods will vary depending of the personality of the child. Try not to make a big issue of it, set an example, reward successful use of the potty, do not punish failure. A great resource is a DVD called Baby Songs by Hap Palmer, the vignette “today I took my diapers off” motivates many an independent minded child to take charge of the process. Available online at Babysongs.com, the original one. ...Read more

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My kid is 16months from when can I start him potty training how to practice him naturally for urine & motion ?

My  kid is 16months from when can I start him potty training how to practice him naturally for urine & motion ?

Potty training : At 16 mos of age, start by teaching your child to get used to sit on the potty with a lot of encouragement, without pressure, later on , the baby will be able to indicate the need to go, have potty train handy to use it whenecer he needs to, don't be disappointed if has accidents , it takes time & a lot of patience, good luck. ...Read more

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Do you need to physically demonstrate peeing in the toilet to potty train your son?

Do you need to physically demonstrate peeing in the toilet to potty train your son?

No: Generally they can model what they see and by that age, what they are taught. Remember that true training probably does not occur until the child can not stand being wet and wants to avoid it no matter what they are doing. A child who does not care if they are wet or dirty has no real motivation to stop other more fun things to stay dry. ...Read more

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My 4 year old knows her letters, shapes, colors & numbers. But its a struggle potty training her, is she autistic?

Autistic Spectrum : Disorder = qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal social interaction + stereotyped movements &/or narrow, repetitive areas of interest. The Sally-Ann test of false belief screens for ASD at 4; firstsigns.org. has more screens.Call your school district's Child Find Team to test her development & for ASD. If her self-help/adaptive delay is isolated, it's probably behavioral. ...Read more

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My mom teaches the kindergarten kids and she wears heels in her legs at school.is it ok?

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My mom teaches the kindergarten kids and she wears heels in her legs at school.is it ok?

What is the problem: in wearing high heals while teaching KG kids, unless you are worried about your mother's posture and back if she has back problems/disease, if so better avoid high healed footwear and put on comfortable ones ...Read more

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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