Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are getting ready for Thanksgiving this week as, I imagine, are all of you. My sister and her husband and their grandchildren are all coming Tomorrow. So, we will have 3 children 3 and under here in the house. You might say a prayer for Alan. He doesn't do noise well. In other news, Alaina is growing and this week has started potty training! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! By the way, I have had to add a word verification to the comment section as I am getting a lot of automated comments. Sorry about that.


Carrie said...

Have a wonderful time with your family. I hope Alaina does well with potty training.
I get to come up to KC for Christmas but only for 2 days. I wish I was able to meet you then but I don't think it will be possible. I still would like to in the future.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Love & Prayers

jennifer elaine said...

Make sure that your child is not constipated. This is the most important in getting started. Children’s are afraid of the toilet and the whole process of getting in a cold wet small room. If you are not an expert in knowing about the constipation, get them to a doctor when you see signs of them not eating well or change of mood. Increase the amount of fluid and fiber in their daily diet. Water plays an import role in helping your child staying healthy and helping to digest easily. Give lots of water and encourage with praise when they drink. Fiber enriched food for kids include; Barley, Navy Beans, Baked Beans, Split Peas, Oat Bran, Raspberries, Green Peas, Prunes, Spinach, Broccoli, Raisins, Mixed Vegetables, Strawberries, Carrots, Potatoes, Corn, Rice, Apples, Oranges, Celery.

Read children's story books about potty training to your child. There are lots of books available for you get online on potty training. Reading and imagination helps the child to relate to the interesting characters and behaviors within the story and helps them follow accordingly. Offer lots of praise when your child does make some progress. It is not an easy practice but this will help you see results amazingly when you really put in the effort to make your child proud of their achievement. Avoid physical punishment for not using the potty. Stop all reminders about using the toilet. Replace the reminders with the potty training stories you’ve read to your child. This helps as their mind recalls the story and how will keep it in mind when its time.

source: http://www.childdevelopmenttechniques.com

Rebecca said...

I hope to see you when you can Carrie. Jennifer Elaine, um thanks for your comment. I think your information is wrong as far as children being afraid of the toilet or the bathroom. Some are, but that's not the rule.

Carrie said...

After your FB post I had to come see. I am cracking up, books and fiber!?!?! (great advice). If she eats the books she will have plenty of fiber. Oh, but that my constipate her. LOL
Love & Prayers