Stress-Free Potty Training: A Commonsense Guide to Finding the Right Approach for Your Child (Paperback)

Stress-Free Potty Training: A Commonsense Guide to Finding the Right Approach for Your Child By Sara Au, Peter Stavinoha Ph. D. Cover Image
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This helpful guide takes the stress out of this challenging rite of passage, giving parents much-needed advice to help them identify what approach will work for their child's temperament.

No two children experience the toilet-training process in exactly the same way. While some kids might be afraid to even go near the bathroom, others may know when to go...but still never seem to make it there in time.

In Stress-Free Potty Training, mother and journalist Sara Au and neuropsychologist Peter Stavinoha shows you how to:

  • determine a child's readiness to begin potty training
  • gradually move children past their existing comfort zone, without causing undue pressure
  • handle accidents and temporary setbacks

This straight-talking guide enables you to help every child make this important life transition free of worry and in the way that's right for him or her.

Stress-Free Potty Training distinguishes between common childhood personality types, providing easy techniques tailor-fit for all kinds of kids, whether they're stubborn or willful, clinging to diapers, afraid to move on, or just late-bloomers.

About the Author

SARA AU is a mom and a journalist specializing in parenting and health issues. PETER L. STAVINOHA, PH.D., is a dad and a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Together, they are the authors of Stress-Free Discipline. Their site,, features helpful articles, videos, podcasts--and even downloadable potty training charts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780814436660
ISBN-10: 0814436668
Publisher: Amacom
Publication Date: October 1st, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English