CS#3 “Potty training Evan”

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CS#3&quotPotty training Evan&quot

Jenshould try to potty train Evan before her mother arrives for hisbirthday because Evan is already physically mature to start thetraining (Cline, 2013 Baby Center Medical Advisory Board, 2016). Heis almost three years old, which is a fine age to try the trainingsince, at this age, most of the children will usually show nearly allthe readiness (behavioral, cognitive and physical) signs necessaryfor potty training (Baby Center Medical Advisory Board, 2016 Sweeny,2016). Also, it is almost one month to go before her mother arrivesat the party, that time is enough to potty train her son. In mostcases, the training usually takes only three days, as far as the kidis well prepared (Cline, 2013). So, Jen should try preparing her sonand sets aside three free days to train Evan and by doing that, shewill have no reasons to worry about her mother learning that, Evan isnot potty trained.

Jenshould not adopt the Stephen’s relaxed attitude of hoping thattheir son will be out of diapers by kindergarten’s time. Thereasons as to why she should not take up the relaxed attitude areone, staying with diapers will increase her social worries includingher mother’s reactions toward Evan’s potty training delay(Sweeny, 2016 Cline, 2013). Two, if they wait until thekindergarten’s time, for their son to be out of diapers, they willincur unnecessary costs of buying diapers which they would otherwiseavoid (Cline, 2013). They will also have difficulties inkindergarten’s time because their kid will not have learned to usethe bathroom and so he will be wetting or even pooping his clothes(Baby Center Medical Advisory Board, 2016). Hence, to avoid theunnecessary worries and extra costs associated with staying withdiapers, she should convince Stephen the importance of potty trainingtheir son at his current age.

IfJen decides to move forward with Evan’s potty training, I think sheshould do it by using the three-day potty training procedure whichgives a complete success (Baby Center Medical Advisory Board, 2016Cline, 2013). According to chapter 5 and 6 of Potty TrainingGuidelines, the child should be prepared earlier before the trainingstarts (Cline, 2013). Jen should, therefore, prepare Evan by teachingpotty training’s words such as ‘poo’ and ‘pee’ introduce apotty chair and favorite toys in a suitable place, helps him practicesitting on the potty with and then without clothes, once or twice ina day (Sweeny, 2016). Then, she should congratulate him whenever hesits on the potty, helps him practice using it several times in a fewweeks before the three-day potty training. Afterward, she shouldplans for the three free days and considers the kid`s activities thatthey will do together. Next, she should serves Evan with fiber foodsand plenty of water for the boy to ease the training ( Baby CenterMedical Advisory Board, 2016 Cline, 2013). During the three-daytraining, Evan should avoid using diapers and instead use thetraining pants or underwear. The success of the procedure will comeas result of persistence, consistency, love and positivity in thosethree days (Cline, 2013).

Useof training pants during the training, would most benefits Evanbecause the training pants resemble underwear and protect leakages aswell they will raise the kid’s confidence (Sweeny, 2016). Theywill, therefore, make the process easier by protecting him fromemotional stress that comes with leakages. Also, they will help himto do away with diapers and have a new experience of wearingunderwear which will also encourage him to use potty severally(Cline, 2013).


BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board. (2016) .Potty training basics.Retrieved October 18, 2016, from Baby Center. Expert Website,http://www.babycenter.com/toddler-potty-training-advice

Cline,C. (2013). Start Potty Training In 3 Days Guaranteed. RetrievedOctober 15, 2016, from http://www.startpottytraining.com

Sweeny,V. (2016). With time and encouragement, every kid makes it throughthe process and reaches success — and every parent survives. Here,our guide to potty training. Retrieved October 18, 2016, fromPampers, http://www.pampers.com/en-us/toddler/potty-training

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