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Potty training reward chart - thoughts to start with.
Are you looking for ways to make your child's potty training experience for easier and faster?
Every parent of a toilet training toddler is looking for that.
I have potty trained 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, and we used a lot of potty training reward charts.
First of all, below is your free potty training reward chart. The potty reward chart on the left is designed to help more advanced potty-ers. This chart is for children who have been working on potty training for awhile.
The middle chart is a potty training chart and is designed for beginners at potty training.
The potty readiness log on the right is designed for you, Mom or Dad, to use for a couple of weeks to decide if your toddler is showing readiness signs for potty training. Knowing when to potty train is one of the key elements to toilet training success.
(Scroll down for more reward chart ideas after the potty charts.)
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Potty training reward chart - hints and helps.
- Get prepared. The most important part of potty training is in the preparation. If you want to potty train quickly and efficiently, get a guide that will answer your questions as they come up.
You will also probably need a variety of rewards. I know my kids got bored with the same potty training reward very quickly.
- Think through your potty training rewards before you get started. You want something small, like a sticker or a small candy, but every child is different and you need to use what motivates YOUR child, not simply what every other parent is trying.
- It's always good to have a printable rewards chart going that doesn't have anything to do with potty training. That has two effects: 1) you make sure your child is learning what it means to be successful in all areas of life which will spill over into potty training and 2) a separate chart keeps you from over-focusing (and nagging) on the potty training process alone.
More potty training reward chart ideas.
- Print out family chore charts. When your toddler sees the whole family involved in using reward charts of some kind it will help him to stay highly motivated.
Draw up a colorful list of prizes that can be earned with various amounts of buttons or marbles. Keep the amount needed low (and the prizes simple), especially during the first stages of training so that your trainee can experience success.
- Instead of using a free potty training chart to motivate your son or daughter, get a large jar of marbles or buttons and have them transfer one marble or button each time they do well on their potty seat.
- Consider one of your frequent potty rewards another viewing of potty training videos. This means the reward helps cement the process of a healthy lifelong bathroom habit.
- Think about having a potty training reward on your chart of singing with your child. My daughter and I used to make up outlandish and extremely silly potty songs as she sat on her potty chair. It helped her sit longer, stay interested and kept me laughing with her.
- Remember, every parent gets to develop her own share of potty training stories. By the time your child is fully potty trained, you'll have your stories ready to tell to other parents who are just starting this process with their child.
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Colleen Langenfeld is a mother with over 29 years of parenting experience and helps other busy moms around the globe at www.paintedgold.com.
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