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Using Bribery to Improve Potty Training

Using Bribery to Improve Potty Training


Like most parents, my wife and I have a complicated relationship with bribes. We want our children to listen to us when we tell them what to do. We are the parents. They are the children. We are in charge. But then there are times when we are tired or worn out, or just need a break from arguing, and we fall into the trap a lot of parents do: if you do what we say, we will give you something you want.

by David Stegon
potty training accident

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How to Handle a Potty Training Accident


One of the main questions that parents have when beginning the process of potty training is concerning how to handle accidents. It is good that those questions come up because those who haven’t yet considered what they’ll do when an accident occurs are often caught off guard and unprepared. That predicament can lead to anger, and that is the worst way to respond. Some common questions that parents should consider before even starting potty training include:

by Angie Long
why are today's children toilet trained later?

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Why Are Today’s Children Toilet Trained Later?


If your two-year-old is still in diapers, and a well-meaning (but annoying) relative tells you that her children were already toilet trained at that age, she may be telling you the truth. There is no question that the age at which children are potty trained has gone up in the United States over the last 50 to 75 years. While there may be cultural and economic forces at work, two major factors have contributed to this shift: the disposable diaper and a better understanding of child readiness.

by Angie Long

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