The topic of toilet training is an issue that causes many caregivers to seek advice from clinicians. When is the optimal time? What is the optimal method? What happens when a child shows no interest? These questions are often discussed at preventative care visits and are an important part of anticipatory guidance for parents and caregivers. This chapter discusses factors that should be considered when assessing toilet training readiness, common methods used in Western culture, and difficulties that may be encountered during the training process. Interventions to intercept potential and identified problems are presented throughout the chapter. When assessing toilet training readiness, clinicians should think about physiological and psychological factors. P-PCPs play a unique role in helping parents achieve successful toilet training by providing education and guidance to the parents and by intercepting potential problems with evidence-based interventions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Behavioral Pediatric Healthcare for Nurse Practitioners|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Growth and Developmental Approach to Intercepting Abnormal Behaviors|
|Publisher||Springer Publishing Company|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2018|
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