Self-Care Chronicles: Potty Training and Toileting
Perhaps you knew that potty-training was going to be an issue.
For any parent is can be discouraging to watch those Pinterest-perfect mothers successfully train their children to potty on their own in such a short amount of time.
It can feel disheartening to be in a busy market, reaching for the largest size of training pants in the diaper aisle, knowing judging eyes are upon you. But you know what your child needs, and you will do what it takes to get it done.
That’s why we are here in the next edition of the Self-Care Chronicles where we evaluate the trials of sensory processing and toileting.
The very atmosphere of the bathroom is one full of over-stimulating, monstrous noises—at least this is true for a child with a sensitive auditory sense.
The flush of the toilet and the rush of water from the sink can hurt their ears.
That’s not to mention the tactile involvement in going to this strange room.
The cold toilet lid, the smoothness and lack of interesting texture, the air could be too hot or too cold.
Let’s be realistic: any combination of these things could be creating a problem.
As we evaluate some tips for toileting, remember that God created you and your loved one with purpose and care. He knows what you need, and is ready to guide you in Spirit as we pursue this endeavour:
“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.” –Psalm 139:13-14
There are these and so many more possibilities that will help you and your child accommodate sensory preferences and create the best routine for toileting. Any progress is good progress, don’t give up, and release the pressure on both you and them! For more toileting info and support, check out the Sensory super-parents mastery training
Have your mind put at peace by calling and talking through the challenges of parenting or living with sensory issues.
We’ll uncover hidden processes that could be sabotaging all your best efforts. You’ll leave the session renewed with hope for the future, understood, your faith honoured, and inspired to finally put plans into action for your family that will last a lifetime.