⭐️ With so many opinions to consider it can be confusing to know if your child is ready to train. Who do you believe?
⭐️ This means that if you hit a few obstacles when you start to train you can be easily swayed into putting the nappy back on, because someone says ‘They aren’t ready you should wait until they tell you they are ready’
⭐️ And then you can easily confuse your child and make Potty Training even harder to crack.
⭐️ Because as parents we often confuse being READY to train with being EASY or WILLING to train.
The two are not related. In fact sometimes the exact opposite is true READY to train can mean RESISTANT to train (because they are old enough now to know it’s hard work!)
I realise that this is a common and legitimate misunderstanding, the relationship between being Ready and being Easy and Willing to train.
The truth is that a child who is showing lots of signs of readiness is likely to also be a child that will learn quickly that Potty Training is really hard work. Why would they want to go through all of that when instead they can get you to change their nappy? They do not understand about hygiene or why we want them to go nicely in the bathroom. That’s just beyond their comprehension. That is a skill we have to teach (Like cleaning your teeth.)
When a child becomes resistant to train I often see parents advising each other to hold off or wait. However they miss the point that:
1. Potty Training is a taught skill its not a biological urge to sit on a porcelain toilet.
2. We train children older now (children can actually be trained from much younger around 18m onwards used to be the norm regardless of readiness)
3. Potty Training an assertive 3 – 4 year old is a very different deal to an 18m old. They can say NO! They can start to influence what and how things happen to them. They can play tough!
So I have devised an excellent and comprehensive quiz to give YOU certainty about your child’s readiness, and separate that out from being WILLING to train and EASY to train.
🧚🏻♂️ Not only that but you can go through each of the answers and I tell you why they are important to consider and how they might affect Potty Training.
🧚🏻♂️ This means that when you Potty Train you know which areas you need to give extra attention and support to in order to help your little one get over the line easily, without throwing the towel in altogether.
🧚🏻♂️ But more importantly it will give you the confidence and certainty to keep going when things get tricky because you KNOW your Toddler is absolutely ready to Potty Train. (Just not WILLING and not making it EASY)
🧚🏻♂️ Because you will KNOW that unwillingness to train has absolutely nothing to do with being READY to train, and knowing and trusting that is a GAME CHANGER!
Do my FREE quiz here and give yourself the certainty you need about your child.