Potty training in a weekend means you have to be your child’s coach, it’s your job to guide them through the potty training process. To accomplish your goal you need to be in the right state of mind, parents who have the fastest results are all aware of the 3 laws of potty training in a weekend.
Following these laws to the “T” will make potty training in a weekend a piece of cake. Skip one of these laws and you are sure to have toilet training problems.
Law #1 – Be Positive
Potty training can be one of the most frustrating times for a parent. They find themselves wanting to pull their hair out and quit when the process starts to get tough. Toilet training is all about keeping your child motivated and having them enjoy what they’re accomplishing. Accidents will happen and it is extremely important to remain calm and act positive. Instead of showing your child your frustration with negative reinforcement and yelling, be positive by saying phrases like “don’t worry, we’ll make it to the potty next time.” This makes the situation less stressful for both you and the child.
Law #2 – Be Persistent
Being persistent is about putting your foot down even when things get tough. If you let your child get away with a single accident while potty training, your child will think they can get away with accidents all the time. If you never let your child get away with an accident they will quickly figure out that there is no other option but to use their potty. The goal is to have your child running to the potty on their own.
Law #3 – Be Consistent
Being consistent is about simple repetition, you need to consistently ask your child the same question every 15 minutes… “Do you have to go potty?”… At first it is more than likely your child will answer “no” when you ask. By remaining consistent with the question and persistent at carrying the child to the potty when they have an accident, they will start answering yes. Shortly after you will see your child running to the potty on their own without you having to ask them if they need to go.
These laws are based on very simple psychological principles and when used together, creates one amazingly easy potty training experience for both you and your child.