ARE YOU MISSING THESE "READY-TO-ROLL" CUES FROM YOUR TODDLER?
As someone who makes a living managing family dynamics, I can tell you the task of potty training is often met with one of three reactions by parents:
1. Dismay...when your toddler is ready and you simply aren't. (Can't this wait until after your siblings are finished school in June?!)
2. Relief...you've been ready but your toddler continued to ignore the potty and all attempts up until now. (FINALLY! I have been waiting (im)patiently for this day!)
3. Excitement...let's get rolling! (This is when the stars align, everyone is on the same page and it is ready, set, go!)
What you may not know is one most common mistakes is when potty training is driven more on the parents’ schedule rather than the toddler's. Who hasn't been guilty of trying to "schedule" it in? The most important thing to do before potty training is to let go of any of your timelines. When your toddler is ready, that's your cue to get down to business...