Another brief post from the Secure Start Facebook page; this one concerning toilet training.
It has been a day for questions about toilet training. My recommendations: provide an incentive to the child to use the potty; praise and reward (reinforce) success (I prefer social reinforcers, like time spent doing an activity favoured by your child); clean up accidents in a dead pan manner (i.e. no fuss/ no social reinforcement); never punish the child for accidents; and practice toilet timing (i.e. sit on potty each hour for No.1’s and after each meal for No.2’s). One last thing, be persistent with one approach – don’t chop and change; it is counter-productive.