Running into a few bumps on the road to toilet-training success? Remember: Rome wasn't built in a day. Learning to use the potty is a complex process for your child.
She has to:
- Coordinate several new behaviours
- Put together a series of steps
- Decide whether it's worth giving up all this control to please you
Be sure she's ready
Resist comparing her with other kids, as each child is different. Your toddler's progress has more to do with temperamental and neurological factors than her age. If toilet training has totally stalled and you're fighting your child every step of the way, review the signs of readiness to make sure that the time is really right.