Ready, Set, Go!: A Gentle Parenting Guide to Calmer, Quicker Potty Training (Paperback)
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A calmer, simpler approach to potty training
If you're like most parents, you're probably feeling pretty nervous about potty training. But don't worry, help is on the way. This supportive guide provides step-by-step advice for a compassionate and emotionally aware process—one that focuses on positive connection rather than relying on gimmicks, pressure, or rewards (which usually backfire).
* Signs your child is ready, and how to begin
* Preparing your child emotionally
* Tips for coping when away from home
* Advice for handling accidents and setbacks
* Practical stories and tips from parents
Written by popular parenting expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith, creator of Gentle Parenting, this is the only book you'll need to guide your child through this developmental milestone--without trauma, drama and tears (for child and parents alike!).
About the Author
Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a parenting expert whose blog (at SarahOckwell-Smith.com) is read by two million parents each year. A trained prenatal teacher, birth and postnatal doula, and pediatric homeopath, she is also the cofounder of GentleParenting.com. Sarah lives with her family, including four school-age children along with cats and assorted farm animals, in a 350-year-old cottage in rural Essex, England. She is also the author of Gentle Discipline.
Praise for Sarah Ockwell-Smith and Ready, Set, Go!
“I love the way Sarah breaks the concept down into clear guidelines -- without being strident about one right way to be a parent -- and the way she addresses the challenge of shifting from mainstream parenting to more gentle ways. The world can be a harsh place; families don't have to be."
--Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, author of Playful Parenting
“Provides a welcome antidote to the storm of advice that so often overwhelms new parents.”
--Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
"With her trademark forthright approach, Sarah Ockwell-Smith offers advice and guidance for parenting children in a way that encourages and enables them to grow and learn."
--Dr. Gill Rapley, author of Baby Led Weaning
"Sarah Ockwell-Smith does a fantastic job of clarifying the research, pointing out the myths we have taken as fact, and the biological realities for our little ones"
--Dr. Tracey Cassels, founder of www.evolutionaryparenting.com
"As always, Sarah has written a book that is easy to read and jam-packed with new ideas to help little ones."
--Marneta Viegas, founder of www.relaxkids.com
"Beautifully written and explains the research exceptionally well. It has just the right touch of explanation, reassurance and science to help mothers feel confident."
--Diana West, international board certified lactation consultant, La Leche League leader and author