Potty Training and Tantrums

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.

From Kay:

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.

About the Blog Contributor:

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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About Kelly Wels

Kelly Wels is a leading cloth diaper expert and advocate who has a passion for helping parents make informed decisions when it comes to how they diaper their babies. Most importantly, Kelly is a mom to three children, Olivia, Hanz and Riley. Kelly spends her free time working on several cloth diapering advocacy projects, including her new book “Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering“, loves gardening, and consults with other entrepreneurs on their social media marketing efforts.
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4 Responses to Potty Training and Tantrums

  1. Lara says:

    That’s a great response!

  2. Jill S. says:

    I discovered if I recited the first lines of her favorite book in public bathrooms, she was distracted enough by it to go ahead and go– so now we don’t worry about her holding it too long or having accidents because she is scared to go somewhere new.

  3. Liat says:

    Thanks – great advice.

  4. Lauren says:

    As a struggling potty trainer this post and the previous helped us out. At 3 yrs old my daughter doesn’t care if her underpants are soiled. She’ll go consistantly on the potty when I take her (pee only) but refuses to initiate going herself.

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