Kay Green is an expert in the process of helping parents potty train their children. She recently contributed the “Potty Training 101” blog post. In this post she gives advice on how to deal with tantrums when potty training.
I have been asked how to deal with children who refuse to sit on the potty. I deal with it like I would if they refuse to sit in the high chair, car seat or go to bed at night. As a parent we often have to require our children to do what is necessary for their well being. One on my Facebook fans had a great suggestion for tantrums. She simply says to them ” Well I will wait until you are finished with your tantrum and then you can go potty. And after potty we can go play with your toys.” This is a great response. It recognizes their feelings while still letting them know the expectation.
I feel as a mom it is my job to help them do what is expected in a firm loving way. And i found signing or reading a book while sitting there with them makes the process more fun. I do my best to make the whole process fun and exciting. I require them to sit for 2 minutes or until they pee and then get up.
Kay Green is a Wife, Mother of 4, Nana to 4, Business Owner, Small Business Mentor, Potty Training Teacher, and New Mom Mentor. Kay owns My Precious Kid – Child Safety & Baby Gear Store in Hillsboro Oregon with over 1000 items. She has been writing articles on child safety, parenting, building business, potty training and other unique subjects for the last 10 years. She loves helping other moms feel successful in parenting.
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