Here are 10 of the best potty training books for children to start those big conversations with little people from MadeForMums ? MadeForMums reviews are independent and based on expertise and testing. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission, but this never influences our product choices. On […]
Sleep Almost all babies have erratic sleep patterns to begin with, which most parents expect, and just when you thought you’d got them into some sort of rhythm and pattern…. things change! It’s very common for toddlers to start waking up in the night when they had previously slept through, or to have difficulty in […]
I get asked a lot about why toddlers and young children are happy to wee in the toilet, but not so happy to do anything else, or why some children hold onto their poo. One of the most common and frustrating toilet-training roadblocks is when a child happily wees in the potty but demands […]
Dejar atrás los pañales lleva tiempo y paciencia, tanto para los padres como para los preescolares. Aprender a ir al baño no ocurrirá de la noche a la mañana, es un proceso gradual de aprendizaje del autocontrol. Aquí hay algunos tips. Read more here Espera a que tu hijo muestre señales de que está listo, como estar […]
When did expectations change around potty training and fall into the role of the Primary School Teacher & why do today’s parents find potty training so tough?
70% of British primary schoolteachers have noticed a rise in the number of 3-7-year olds wetting themselves during the school day. As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years I also taught 35 five-year olds in Reception but I certainly didn’t think it was my job to toilet train the children in […]
On average, most children begin learning to use a potty by around their second birthday, but, as with everything in children’s development, each child is different. Up to the age of 20 months, toddlers’ bladders need to empty often, and their muscles aren’t always fully developed which makes it difficult for them to master holding […]
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Does it feel like your child will still be wearing nappies on their wedding day? The good news is you’ll probably have cracked potty training by then!
Does it feel like your child will still be wearing nappies on their wedding day? The good news is you’ll probably have cracked potty training by then! But it can be hard work. You need patience, a sense of humour and a child who’s ready. What age is the right age to start? Potty training varies […]
I was talking on BBC Radio Suffolk today about children not being able to use a knife and fork or go to the toilet when they start Nursery or even school, and that children’s teeth are so decayed that teachers are being asked to supervise children in school brushing their teeth! As a former Deputy Head and a […]
I’ve been working with a client going through a divorce and her 4 year old has been having accidents and whilst most parents assume that kids who soil their pants are simply misbehaving and being naughty or lazy, the truth is often that their child has a condition known as encopresis. This little […]
Today I am on The Jeremy Vine Show discussing the problem of children starting school not able to go to the toilet by themselves. So here is my advice on The Boots website. Does it feel like your child will still be wearing nappies on their wedding day? The good news is you’ll probably have cracked potty training by then! It […]
As my regular readers will know I used to be a Deputy Head teacher and I also taught Reception Class children starting school. So I was surprised to read about the rising number of children still in nappies when they start primary school. Staff say they are increasingly forced to disrupt classes to change pupils or […]
Today I read this wonderful quote on the very delightful Victoria Chart Company Facebook page. “Be strong enough to be gentle. Too many parents equate being gentle with being weak or passive when nothing could be further from the truth. Gentleness requires great control, active connection, and intense calm. So, when your child needs discipline, […]
Are you dealing with the “Terrible Two’s?” Do you suddenly have a fussy eater on your hands? Is it nearly impossible to get your toddler to stay in their bed at night? Are you struggling to potty train your toddler? I understand as I’ve been there , done that and have the T […]