Play up the pottying positives. Before your first diaper-free trial run, highlight the benefits of using the toilet. You might say, "Wearing underwear is fun!" or "Pretty soon you can flush, just like Mommy and Daddy!" But don't knock diapers or call your child's old habits babyish - that could provoke your tot's contrarian streak and lead to real resistance.
Never refer to your child's diaper contents as "smelly" or "gross"; The child will be much more comfortable with toileting if he or she views elimination as a natural, non-"yucky" process.Commend grown-up behavior in general. Let your child know that you support them by praising them for feats such as drinking from a cup without spilling and sharing toys with a pal. Read all about potty-training. Seek out a potty-training book geared to toddlers and read it together. Don't feel you need to hammer home a lesson or compare your toddler to the characters - just hearing about other kids using the potty will help he or she feel more comfortable when making the leap.
When you, your child, or someone close to you is being bullied, there are many steps to take to help resolve the situation. Make sure you understand what bullying is and what it is not, the warning signs of bullying, and steps to take for preventing and responding to bullying, including how to talk to children about bullying, prevention in schools and communities, and how to support children involved. After reviewing that information, if you feel you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, there are ways to get help. Help Kids Understand Bullying.
Kids who know what bullying is can better identify it. They can talk about bullying if it happens to them or others. Kids need to know ways to safely stand up to bullying and how to get help. 1> Encourage kids to speak to a trusted adult if they are bullied or see others being bullied. The adult can give comfort, support, and advice, even if they can't solve the problem directly. Encourage the child to report bullying if it happens. 2> Talk about how to stand up to kids who bully. Give tips, like using humor and saying "stop" directly and confidently. Talk about what to do if those actions don't work, like walking away 3> Talk about strategies for staying safe, such as staying near adults or groups of other kids. 4> Urge them to help kids who are bullied by showing kindness or getting help. Please do not think that kids can work their bullying problem out by themselves. If a child is being bullied in school, contact: 1> The Teacher, 2> The School counselor, 3> The Principal, 4> The State Department of Education. This article was made possible by http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/talking-about-it/index.html