Is toilet training driving you potty?!

Wet beds, wet pants, unmentionable messes… all parents have a story or two to tell about their toilet training journey. Especially those parenting children with special needs.

Here are a few tips, tricks and encouragements to keep you going.

10 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN POTTY TRAINING A SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILD

by Ellen Seidman, mum of Max, who has cerebral palsy

https://www.babble.com/parenting/10-things-to-remember-when-potty-training-a-special-needs-child/

COLLECTION of RESOURCES AND ARTICLES

See this website for a number of articles and resources on potty training including a video by 2-year-old Alleke explaining the process:

http://www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/resources.html%23tab=resource_online&text=toilet%2520training

The decline of play in pre-schoolers and the rise in sensory issues

 

There is a growing epidemic of children who excel academically, but have difficulty with social, emotional and motor skills, as pre-schools reduce outside free play time and increase more formal classroom time.  Pre-schoolers are becoming more easily frustrated, less attentive in class, more easily overwhelmed, and tire more easily with gross motor activities.

Article by Angela Hansom (Occupational therapist)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/09/01/the-decline-of-play-in-preschoolers-and-the-rise-in-sensory-issues/?utm_term=.fb2a3d6f2815