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    Fostering Independence
    Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...
    Start watching TV, choose their own clothes, have a cell phone, wear makeup, and stay home alone? Knowing when your child is ready for these responsibilities really comes down to knowing your child, but seeing how other parents weigh in can give ...
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    Potty Training Chart
    If your toddler is ready to ditch the diapers, personalize and print off this interactive potty training chart to track his progress. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Toilet Training
    Toilet Training Problems
    Toilet Training Problems By the time your child has started toilet training, you are probably more than ready to say goodbye to diapers forever. But certain times will still demand the use of diapers. You should probably return your child to di...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Toilet Training
    Toilet Training: How to Coach Your Child
    Toilet Training: How to Coach Your Child If your child starts telling you when she needs to use the potty—or goes by herself—consider yourself blessed. More likely, you will need to help your toddler out at least some of the time. In her fi...
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    Toilet Training
    Toilet Training 101
    Toilet Training 101 Toilet training begins with the introduction to the potty seat or the toilet itself. As a beginner, your child can use either a potty seat (essentially a small chamber pot with a lid) or a specially designed ring that fits o...
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    Toilet Training
    When to Begin Toilet Training
    When to Begin Toilet Training Childproofing Before your child is ready to begin potty training, she must progress from spontaneous and uncontrollable urination and defecation to voluntary control over her bowel—and then her bladder. In genera...
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    Preparing for Preschool
    The Pros and Cons of Preschool
    The Pros and Cons of Preschool When your child is potty trained you have the option of sending her to preschool. Most preschool programs last a half day and provide structured activities and some preliminary studies to prepare your child for kin...
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    Toilet Training
    Potty Training Basics
    Potty Training BasicsThese common-sense rules about potty training can help make the process easier on everyone! Try not to push potty training on your child. Children will give obvious clues when they are ready. These clues include taking off th...
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    Toilet Training
    Three-Year-Old Stopped Using Potty
    It is not unusual to have to re-teach potty skills to a child, but be aware of signs of a possible medical problem. ...
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    Toilet Training
    Constipation in Toddlers
    Constipation is common in toddlers and preschoolers during toilet training. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Toilet Training
    Toilet Training Setbacks
    Learning to use the toilet is like learning to walk -- everyone will do it at some point, but when that is varies from child to child. Do not expect perfection -- three steps forward, one step back, is the norm. ...
  • Potty Training Backsliding
    Toilet Training
    Expert Advice: Backsliding on Potty Training
    Potty training is a lot of work for both the child and their parents. Just when you think you're on the right track, your child regresses. But relax, you're not the first parent to go through this. And it's very fixable. ...
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    Toilet Training
    Son Won't Use Potty
    If a child is making progress, don't push him. When he is good and ready, he will have his bowel movements on the toilet. ...
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    Toilet Training
    Potty Train a 1-1/2-Year-Old?
    Patience is called for in potty training, because "Mother Nature" does need to be included in this decision process. ...