Power Struggle when using the One Day MethodQuestion:
My son has been using the big toilet successfully since age 14 mos.
Now I really want to make the transition to fully potty trained and I want to use the one day method .
I already bought the Book and DVD set and found them very useful.
My question is: About half the time, when I ask him if he wants to sit on the toilet he says "no." So I've been leaving it up to his volition so far. I'm a bit afraid that he will feel a power struggle with the one day method.
This is why the authors are very adamant that every child MUST pass all sections of the readiness test - (see article Potty Training Age for the One Day Method and Signs of Readiness for the One Day Method)
The test will allow you to assess your child most accurately. The one day method relies on direct instructions giving by the parent and a cooperative toddler following direction.
If you find that your toddler is unable to cooperate, take some time for a couple of weeks and "create" opportunities for him to cooperate.
Implement your family's decided upon consequences for undesirable behavior.
After a couple weeks, re-assess with the readiness test.
Also, the best minimum age for most children is about 24 months with 30 months being ideal for the one day method .
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