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Keys to Toilet Training (Barron's Parenting Keys) Paperback – April 1, 1998

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BARRON'S PARENTING KEYS
Here's practical guidance for parents who must cope with the many details related to raising children in today's unusually demanding environment. Bringing up kids today is different--and in many ways more difficult--than it was in past generations. Barron's Parenting Keys speak to today's parents with answers to contemporary problems.

KEYS TO
TOILET
TRAINING

SECOND EDITION
MEG ZWEIBACK, R.N., C.P.N.P.,M.P.H.


A pediatric nurse practitioner advises parents about toilet training, beginning with helping a child through early steps and continuing on to independence. She discusses common setbacks and approaches to overcoming difficulties, emphasizing child development and communicating with caregivers, teachers, and grandparents. New in this edition are discussions of common problems in childcare and preschool, working with children with constipation and withholding, bedwetting, patterns in delayed toilet training, and trends in diapers, including "green" issues. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Meg Zweiback is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and an Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Barron's Parenting Keys
  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; English Language edition (April 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764103431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764103438
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,174,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on July 31, 2001
Format: Paperback
I really like this book, we've only just started the toilet training process - I have an, at present, very keen 2 yr old boy - and this book provides a gradual, non threatening, (to either child or parent, I'm more apprehensive than my son who will happily spend hours on the toilet trying to force himself to pee!) caring approach based on the work of T. Berry Brazelton whose book Touchpoints was one of my favourites. I didn't like the idea of putting him directly into underpants, even part time, as proposed by Jan Faull in "Mommy I have to go Potty" and this book gave me an alternative which I feel is more appropriate to my son's age and stage of development.
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I started really urine training my daughter at 17 months (and had her doing BM on the toilet at a year). While this book had tons of information for the later trainer, there was not much at all for the younger child, other than the typical list of "readiness signs". I still give it four stars because if my daughter were maybe 3 or 4 years old, this book would be invaluable. There is lots of information on how to motivate an older child, how to deal with particular problems and temporary setbacks, etc. It does not give one definite "way" to train, but rather suggests many possible routes along the way and emphasizes that each child is different and will be more or less successful depending on the route. If you're starting at an earlier age, I'd look somewhere else. My child has all the readiness signs, but is not old enough to be motivated by "pretty panties" or "friends at preschool", nor is old enough to give me major temper tantrums or refusal to go.
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This book presents an approach based on the individual child. It also offers ideas on how to not get desperate when things don't work as planned. The technique goes from the basic letting the child get acquainted with the potty to more specific problems such as the half trained child.
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We were under a lot of pressure to toilet train our child for his pre-school. I don't think we could have done it without the wise advice in this book. Once we really understood what we were doing and had a plan, we relaxed. And, not surprisingly, our son was trained well ahead of time.
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This book might be most helpful if you have a 3 or 4 year old and you are just starting the process as it states that is the age when children are logical and goal oriented. It's not really a step-by-step guide as the back cover states.
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By A Customer on March 3, 2000
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We bought this book because we liked the author's book about two year olds. This book has made a huge difference. We were on the way to serious problems, and the suggestions in the book changed everything. This book is so short and simple but it covers everything!
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This book outlines some simple and effective strategies for making toilet training easy. Most important it helped me set my expectatations. After I read the book, I had a plan. :)
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