Keeping your toddler motivated during the potty training process is a key factor in potty training success, but often times we neglect that we as parents need some encouragement along the way as well! I decided to end this series with ways you as a parent can stay motivated, and enthusiastic, during the sometimes long days of potty training. Your positive attitude can be so incredibly contagious, and leave a meaningful impact on your child’s overall experience.
Here are 5 Ways to Stay Motivated As a Parent for Potty Training Success:
Just to recap:
1. Keep it Light – Choose to laugh at the embarrassing moments or messes. Make the process FUN. Make up a dance or a song, decorate their potty chair, throw a potty training party, or something creative that makes potty training enjoyable rather than just a chore.
2. Make It A Team Effort – Get your spouse on board with the details. Encourage one another. Give each other a much needed break from watching Elmo Potty for the 114th time.
3. Reward Yourself with Little Perks – Reward your child AND yourself with little treats along the way for their small potty training successes. Perhaps it’s a Starbucks run, or a little chocolate, just something to give yourself a little pat on the back for progress.
4. Reward Yourself with Big Perks – When you have potty training “in the can” be sure to reward your hard work and efforts with a special celebration.
5. Keep It All In Perspective – You WILL get through this! This is only a little blip of your child’s life, so remember in the moment that this too shall pass! Literally. =)
I’d love to hear your ideas on how you as a parent stay motivated during potty training! What keeps you encouraged and inspired to persevere?
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