Whether you have older children who want to take part in the trick-or-treating festivities or you just don’t want your toddler to miss out on the Halloween hi-jinks, dressing up on 31st October is all part of the fun of being a parent.
What is not so enjoyable is dressing your potty training kids up in the most fabulous costumes only for them to have an accident or signal the need to use the toilet and not be able to take off their costume in time. The panic and frustration involved can knock their confidence and even lead to setbacks.
Any parent who has twins or two or more children very close in age will be more than familiar with the daily battles. Parenting is challenging enough without having to respond to two or more very different sets of needs and demands from your children.
When it comes to tackling the milestones, approaching the situation armed with knowledge is the best way to go. While there will always be an element of the unexpected, being even the slightest bit prepared will go a long way.
Whether it’s a new sibling, a house move, divorce, loss of a relative or even something minor like changing bedrooms, change within our families is often a concept with which, toddlers struggle. The challenge for all parents is to help make the changes as comfortable as possible.
We’re always looking to work with other inspirational figures in parenting circles that we believe are doing a great job. This month, we’re excited to announce collaborations with two very different parenting influencers both of whom are making the rocky road of parenting run that little bit smoother.
In our Blogs we focus a lot on the subject of Transition. Consistency is so key to successful potty training that learning how to navigate change along the way is crucial. A successful nursery-to-school transition will not only help your child’s ongoing success in potty training and avoid the risk of regression, but also support their growing independence and confidence in other areas of life.
The transition from nursery to school is one of the biggest of your young child’s life. They may be excited, nervous or impatient (or all the above) about beginning their new school life.
Let’s not forget that this is an important stage for parents, too. You will probably feel both anxious and excited about this new stage. It’s important to do all you can to improve your own confidence and, in turn, support your child’s learning and development.