The majority of life’s innumerable lessons can be explained in any given restroom. Take some time and contemplate the yin and yang of the potty experience. This encapsulated approach can tell a lot about the world that surrounds us. It’s a world author Amy Goodridge-Bakst was introduced to early in life. Her mother taught her some important lessons, including the all-important bathroom etiquette. She learned not all bathrooms are created equal, and depending on the situation, one must be able to adapt midstream. In Potty Theory, Goodridge-Bakst shares her experiences, observations, and priceless lessons on bathroom etiquette, better known as potty theory. It involves the observation of toilets, restrooms, and all things pertaining to women relieving themselves—sort of a combination of civil engineering and logistics. With empathy and honesty, Potty Theory takes a humorous look at the bathroom advice and etiquette her mother taught throughout the years. Goodridge-Bakst shows it takes patience, compassion, honesty, caring, humility, hope, love, and faith to ensure a successful potty experience.
Jamie Glowacki—potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and author of the popular guide, Oh Crap! Potty Training—shares her proven 6-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully. Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert, show you how it’s done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here’s the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20–30 months), and it can be done FASTER than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days—but Jamie’s got you covered even if it takes a little longer). If you’ve ever said to yourself: ** How do I know if my kid is ready? ** Why won’t my child poop in the potty? ** How do I avoid “potty power struggles”? ** How can I get their daycare provider on board? ** My kid was doing so well—why is he regressing? ** And what about nighttime?! Oh Crap! Potty Training can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn’t theory, you’re not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information—all the questions and all the ANSWERS you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good.
After changing countless wet and dirty diapers, parents of toddlers everywhere are more than ready to potty train their child and move past the diaper stage. Potty training comes with its own headaches and frustrations, however, and you may find yourself wishing for those peaceful days of diaper-dom. Stay patient and persevere, and you will get through this.Despite what you will hear from many sources through the potty training stage, there is no one perfect potty training method. Each child is different and so each child needs his or her own approach to conquering this milestone. With that being said, here are a few things that just don't work: 1. Copying Someone Else's Style Somewhere out there is a super child who was successfully potty trained in two days at 11 months. I'm sure you've all heard the stories. Everybody knows somebody whose child did everything faster, better, and younger than anyone else. And that's great for them. Be happy for them and also be a little jealous. But don't try to copy their style. Just because it worked for their child doesn't mean that it will work for yours. Stay consistent with your own strategies and routines. It will work better for you than anyone else's miracle fix. 2. Rushing Your Child It's a pretty accepted scientific fact that children simply don't have the muscles needed to hold their urine until they reach 18 months. Some children don't develop those muscles until 24 months or later. But even at that age, there's no guarantee that your child is ready to tackle potty training. There are mental skills that need to be developed as well and some children simply aren't ready for potty training until they are 3 or even 4 years old. Don't rush them, just wait for the signs that they are ready. (We'll talk more about these signs later in this book.) Don't rush into starting potty training, and don't try to rush through it either. This will be a multi-step process that could take three months or even longer. If you put too much pressure on your child, he or she may become nervous and start holding his or her stool, which can create health problems. 3. Punishing Your Child As I said, potty training can get very frustrating. Getting angry with your child for having an accident will only delay forward progress. If you punish your child for a natural setback, they will associate potty training with punishment and become less interested and uncooperative. As difficult as it can be, you have to stay calm and patient while dealing with whatever messes arise throughout this process. With these three things in mind, we're now going to take a look at what can work while potty training your child. We will cover how to tell when your child is ready, tips and tricks from experienced parents, the differences between potty training boys and girls, common problems that arise, and 3-day potty training.
Although new parents are most worried about sleep issues, their anxiety seems to reach new heights when they even think about that important milestone: potty training. 'When should you potty train?' 'How do you potty train?' 'What if we start too early?' 'What if we start too late?' The questions are endless. Thankfully help is at hand with Tracy Hogg's reassuring, down-to-earth parenting advice. Her practical potty training programme will help you overcome your fears and includes essential information, including: - What you'll need to get started - How to prepare - Getting your child into a training routine - What to do if your little one isn't ready With handy tips and a trouble-shooting section, this potty training guide is a lifesaver for any busy parent.
The psychologist-author of The Everything Potty Training Book shares an effective, gentle programs that introduces children as young as six months to potty training, explaining what makes the early-start method more efficient that the readiness method and offering advice on combating common problems, overcoming accidents, building confidence, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.
'A practical guide to helping your child through one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood' - Green Parent Book of the Month Gurgle's Honest Read for December How to make potty training stress free for you and your child The Gentle Potty Training Book is a practical guide to helping your child through one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood. Avoiding strict timelines, rewards and plans that are based solely on a child's gender, Sarah Ockwell-Smith advocates an approach that is based on your child's unique developmental stage - because the gentlest, easiest and most effective potty training happens when you work with your child as a team. Sarah's advice includes: * Recognising the physical and emotional signs that your child is ready * How to talk to your child about potty training and prepare them emotionally * What you need to get started - the practicalities * How to respond to accidents and setbacks * Potty training your child when you're in full-time work or co-parenting * The when and how of night-time potty training * What to do after previous false starts Comprehensive, practical and realistic, Sarah's advice will give you the necessary understanding and confidence to make potty training a smooth process for you and your child.
Longlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger for Best Thriller 2015. There's nothing so terrifying as money . . . Two friends, Alex Glass and Oliver Peterkinney, look for work and for escape from their lives spent growing up on Glasgow's most desperate fringes. Soon they will become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades. But while one rises quickly up the ranks, the other will fall prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle and ever-spiralling debts. Meanwhile, the three most powerful rivals in the business – Marty Jones, ruthless pimp; Potty Cruickshank, member of the old guard; and Billy Patterson, brutal newcomer – vie for prominence. And now Peterkinney, young and darkly ambitious, is beginning to make himself known . . . Before long, violence will spill out onto the streets, as those at the top make deadly attempts to out-manoeuvre one another for a bigger share of the spoils. Peterkinney and Glass will find themselves at the very centre of this war; and as the pressure builds, each will find their actions – and inactions – coming back to haunt them. But it is those they love who will suffer most . . . From the award-winning author of the Glasgow Trilogy, The Night the Rich Men Burned is a novel for our times, and Malcolm Mackay's most ambitious work to date.
Bring out the reader in every child. This one-of-a-kind guide helps parents raise their kids to be readers for life. Includes tips for moms and dads (even when English isn't their first language) along with the other adults in their lives, suggests great titles to be read aloud, apart, and together, from birth to high school, and much, much more. -The book's Great Titles to Share together lists are broken out by age in appropriate chapters and then gathered together in an appendix for easy cross-referencing
The authors argue that women gamers, too often ignored as gamers, are in many respects leading the way in this trend towards design, cultural production, new learning communities, and the combination of technical proficiency with emotional and social intelligence.
Potty training made easy! Potty training can be a challenging and stressful event for parents and kids alike. This portable manual breaks down each popular potty-training approach, and the pros and cons of each. Plus it has the expert advice you need, along with tips from fellow parents.This handy guide helps you to: Recognize when your child is--or isn't--ready Find the right training approach for your child Know when to stop training and when to persevere Reward successes and install confidence This comprehensive resource helps you turn a typically frustrating period into a time of productive learning. This book will help you leave the diaper bag behind!
To a small child, the world is an exciting but sometimes frightening and unstable place. In The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg takes the reader into the mind of the child, showing how he confronts the world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qualities—above all, the quality of understanding—that can provide the right answer at critical moments. To a small child, the world is an exciting but sometimes frightening and unstable place. In The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg takes the reader into the mind of the child, showing how he confronts the world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qualities—above all, the quality of understanding—that can provide the right answer at critical moments.
A man finds his life controlled by a dangerous stranger... A man befriends a stranger in a bar. But when terrible things start to happen to his business rivals, he discovers that this new friend – a former Special Forces operative – is responsible. And when he tries to put a stop to it, he finds that his new friend has become the most dangerous enemy imaginable. And now it's far more than just his career that lies in the balance... Recent reviews for Joseph Finder: 'Stunning ... I can't remember when I last read a book so gripping and so satisfying' PETER JAMES. 'Smart, swift and well-informed' SCOTT TUROW. 'Terrific' IAN RANKIN. 'A writer at the top of his game' MARK BILLINGHAM. 'Fantastic ... Kept me absolutely on the edge of my seat' MARTINA COLE. 'Timely, twisty and impossible to put down' KARIN SLAUGHTER. 'A masterclass in ratcheting up the tension ... A classy, sophisticated thriller' J.P. DELANEY.
The Affect Theory of Silvan Tomkins for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy explores central issues in current clinical work, using the theories put forward by Silvan Tomkins and presenting them in detail, as well as integrating them with the most up-to-date neuroscience findings and infancy research, all based on a biopsychosocial, dynamic systems approach.Part I describes the essentials of life, based on our evolutionary and biological heritage, namely a need for a coherent understanding of one’s world and the capacity to act in that world; the infant's capacities are described in detail as embodying both. Longitudinal data is provided beginning at birth into the third year of life. Part II reviews current debates in psychoanalysis relating to motivation, and the lack of an internally consistent theory. Recent neuroscience findings are presented, which both negate drive theory, and support Tomkins' theory. His theory is then described in detail. In Part III, two case histories are presented: one is a clinical case illustrating one of Tomkins' affect powered scripts. The second case is drawn from a longitudinal study extending from birth, into early adulthood, which is made sense of with the help of Tomkins' theory. Demos concludes with a look at competing approaches to theory and responds to recent cognitive-based attempts to disprove both Tomkins' work and the latest findings from neuroscience. The Affect Theory of Silvan Tomkins for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, as well as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses.
WHY SHOULD YOU READ THIS BOOK? "I knew I was headed in the right direction when the positive began to appear." I changed my world, why can't you? "If reading this book can't open doors for you, I don't know what will!" The world is crazy, surrounded by phobias and negative vibrations. Our purpose in this world is to enjoy our surroundings and its inhabitants. Man is fed and guided by greed, not by love, so in return he suffers. He creates Karma for himself. The more he struggles the more he complicates his situation. Experience comes with time. It's like making fresh bread. You must knead the dough and let it rise several times. The more you punch down the dough and let it rise, the better the texture and taste of the bread. When attempting to rush this process your result is tough yeast tasting bread! Everyone loves good bread, but nobody wants to take the time to make it. Everything that is good comes with time. Transforming the negative to the positive is going to take some time. Living in the negative has been easy for you. You have been practicing "Murphy's Law" throughout your life and attempting to correct them will take some work. The transition on learning to live in a positive world is going to be like learning to walk. Get ready to be challenged. Get ready to embark on a new experience where the past is left behind. You must affirm everything in the present. I know that your life will change! You must learn to master your fate! Remember the old saying, "When you want something done right, you have to do it yourself!"