Jennifer Kolari Discusses Potty Training

kolari thumbnailThis week at Kolari’s Corner on InfoMommy, Jennifer Kolari answers a question from a reader whose son made the switch to big boy underwear but started to suffer setbacks after a couple of weeks when the novelty of his potty rewards wore off. Jennifer advises that absolute neutrality is key, avoiding celebration when things go well and anger and upset when things go badly. Jennifer explains that making a big deal can make kids anxious or teach them that potty behavior is a great way to push our buttons. Finally, Jennifer recommends going back to pull-ups, reassuring your child that it’s OK if they aren’t ready for underwear and that they will be one day. Read Jennifer’s full answer or check out her other advice at Kolari’s Corner.

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