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Toilet Training on a Deadline

On a weekly basis, I receive numerous calls and emails requesting consultations to deal with almost every facet of toilet training. A common theme that causes tremendous pressure for parents is the idea that their child “needs to be” or “should be ready” to toilet train long before they are. Becoming completely toilet trained includes being able to know when they need to go sit on the toilet wipe themselves flush the toilet Wash their hands Get dressed again This is a complex skill for most children to master and the complexity is easy to forget when there is a deadline imposed on getting your child toilet ready. The feeling that your child is somehow behind the curve adds a whole new dimen