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What is the definition or description of: Toilet training resistance?

What is the definition or description of: Toilet training resistance?

No Potty for me!: Children who refuse to be toilet trained. They either wet themselves, soil themselves or try to hold back their bowel movements. Most common cause of resistance is that the child has been lectured or reminded too much. ...Read more

Dr. Valerie Hines
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Toilet Training (Definition)

Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation. A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, ...Read more


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We started toilet training our child and she hasn't had motion for 2 days now. Is that normal and what should we do?

We started toilet training our child and she hasn't had motion for 2 days now. Is that normal and what should we do?

Holding stool: Frequently toddlers will hold their stool during potty training. They will pee in the potty but prefer the diaper for stools. The reasons are comfort, fear, not ready to sit on that potty. If he is holding both stool and urine take a break from potty training. If just stool talk to him about your hopes and wishes. Use stickers to encourage potty use or other reward. ...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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Can toilet training be a cause of mental illness?

Can toilet training be a cause of mental illness?

Toilet: Not a cause, but faulty training can result in enuresis or encopresis or obstinence with oppositional defiant acts later on. ...Read more

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Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isn't there a surgical fix?

Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isn't there a surgical fix?

If Sui yes: Stress urinary incontinence is easily addressed with a sling. There are some surgical treatments for other types of incontinence but not as common. ...Read more

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When and how to begin toilet training?

When and how to begin toilet training?

A toddler who walks: From room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants up & down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he 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 do you prepare for toilet training?

How do you prepare for toilet training?

A toddler who walks: From room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants up & down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he 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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What is the definition or description of: toilet training?

What is the definition or description of: toilet training?

Potty Training: Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation. A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, effectively shape this behavior. ...Read more

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How can I make toilet training a positive experience for my 2-year-old?

How can I make toilet training a positive experience for my 2-year-old?

Relax: In normal kids, everyone eventually is potty trained. This is a normal milestone of development. Thus it will always happen. Do not pressure your child. The average little girl trains at 26 mos/age and the little boy trains at 32 mos. Train by example until the child is ready. ...Read more

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How can I make toilet training a positive experience for my 18-month-old?

How can I make toilet training a positive experience for my 18-month-old?

Signs of readiness: Are being able to walk from room to room, pull diaper, pull-ups & pants up & down, be dry for 2 hours, say "potty" or other word to indicate he senses the urge to go. Till then, let him sit on a potty, clothed, while you model using the toilet. Pushing it creates behavior problems. Buy a Little Looster stool. Read http://m.kidshealth. Org/parent/emotions/behavior/toilet_teaching. Html ...Read more

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Started toilet training our 3yr daughter but she hasn't passed motion in 3 days now. She is very unformirtable and we'v put her back on a diaper. She's having lots of fiber & water. What should do?

Discuss with pediatr: Generally you should not force this on your child. She may not be having bowel movements because she is defiant of your efforts (three year-olds). Try and use a reward mechanism. She will respond when she is ready. ...Read more

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21/2 yrs old son is hyperactive. Cant talk just says 50 words. Doesn't eat just drinks milk. Difficulty in toilet training. How to handle him?

21/2 yrs old son is hyperactive. Cant talk just says 50 words. Doesn't eat just drinks milk. Difficulty in toilet training. How to handle him?

Needs evaluation: The combination of all of those issues suggests there might be some type of developmental delay. Milk as the sole source of nutrition is not healthy and suggests there may be some sensory issues. This could be part of the issue with the toilet training also. Recurrent ear infections associated with speech delay could mean decreased hearing. Ask his primary to do an evaluation or refer to another. ...Read more

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What is the best way to find an expert psycho-pharmacologist to treat treatment resistance depression in bipolar disorder?

What is the best way to find an expert psycho-pharmacologist to treat treatment resistance depression in bipolar disorder?

Try Psychology Today: If you are looking for a psycho-pharmacologist, take a look at psychology today's website. There are profiles of psychiatrist & psychologists from around the country including a description of their specialties. Many have their profiles certified by the website. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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What is the? Best? Treatment for? A superior inplate compression fracture at t-6?

What is the? Best? Treatment for? A superior inplate compression fracture at t-6?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Toilet Training Resistance (Definition)

Children who refuse to be toilet trained. They either wet themselves, soil themselves or try to hold back their bowel movements. Most common cause of resistance is that the child has been lectured ...Read more