Constipation, Withholding and Your Child is a positive, accessible guide to dealing with the common problems of stool withholding, soiling and wetting in young children. It gives insight into the perspectives of both children and parents, enabling a clear understanding of the issue. Using friendly and informal language, the book examines the different causes of toileting problems, including the arrival of siblings and difficulties at school, and provides practical techniques and strategies to help children overcome these problems. It emphasises the importance of diet and offers advice on how to make using the toilet less frightening, the benefits of keeping a stool diary chart, and what laxatives and medications to use in different circumstances. It provides tips on how to tackle inappropriate lavatorial behaviour sensitively and addresses the issues particular to children with special needs. This book is a reassuring, informative and non-patronising guide to help children overcome toileting problems. It is useful for parents and all professionals who work with children.
This practical guide equips practitioners to support families and carers in developing effective toilet training programmes and provide continued help with analysing and addressing problems that occur. With appropriate intervention and persistence most children on the autism spectrum can be toilet trained, however difficult it may sometimes seem at first. Eve Fleming and Lorraine MacAlister are specialists on continence problems in autism and have packed their expertise into this accessible guide. Focusing on the 3 'Ps' - preparation, practicalities and problem-solving - they offer a step-by-step process tailored for children with autism, which includes strategies for managing behavioural issues, approaches to address sensory sensitivities and advice on overcoming specific bowel and bladder difficulties. It also has an invaluable chapter on approaching toilet training with children with PDA. This book will give early years practitioners, special education teachers, paediatric and school nurses, health visitors and other frontline professionals the knowledge and skills to support children with autism spectrum disorder and their families with toilet training.
Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders
Author: Brenda Batts
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Potty training a child with developmental disorders can be a real challenge, and sometimes the extra difficulties make you feel as though you've tried everything, and failed. In this book, Brenda Batts shows how you can overcome problems, big and small, and provides tried and tested methods that really work, tailored to each individual child. Bursting with ideas on how to see past conventional strategies and adapt toilet training to suit your child, this book outlines methods that have helped even the most despairing of parents and caregivers. Examples of success stories range from two-year-olds to adults aged 20, and show that no matter how difficult it may seem, a little creativity and adaptation can get anyone toilet trained, however many previous attempts have failed. The program itself is supported by plenty of helpful hints and tips, as Brenda covers all you need to get your child past the diaper stage and help them to achieve a big step towards independence. This book is a must for anybody looking to toilet train someone with developmental disorders.
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises
Author: Gerald Koocher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Does your young daughter talk endlessly about invisible friends, dragons in the basement, and monsters in the closet? Is your teenager about to start high school or being victimized by bullies? Is your son mortally afraid of certain insects or of injections at the doctor's office? Compiled by two seasoned clinical psychologists, The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid brings together articles by recognized experts who provide you with the information you need to help your child navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people. Written in an engaging style, this book offers sage advice on a raft of everyday problems that have psychological solutions. The contributors cover such topics as body image and physical appearance; cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; overeating and obesity; dental visits; the birth of a sibling and sibling rivalries; temper tantrums; fostering self-esteem; shyness and social anxiety; and much more. Each expert article provides an overview of the issues, offers reassurance for minor problems and strategies for crisis management, and discusses the red flags that indicate that professional help is needed. In addition, the book is organized into various categories to make it easier to find information. For instance, the "Family Issues" section includes articles on Blended Families, Divorce, and Traveling; the "Adolescent Issues" section covers such topics as Dating and Driving; and the "Social/Peer Issues" section explores such subjects as "Sportsmanship," "Homesickness," and "Making Friends." An encyclopedic reference for parents concerned with maintaining the mental health of their children, this indispensable volume will help you help your child to deal effectively with stress and pressure, to cope with everyday challenges, and to rebound from disappointments, mistakes, trauma, and adversity.
Potty Training in One Day is a proven method that has successfully worked for many parents. With some planning & preparation, followed by a day of potty training, your child will be accident free as quickly as one day to a maximum of 2 weeks!! Potty Training In One Day walks parent through the entire potty process – from determining if their child is ready to how to handle bowel movement training and bedwetting. It answers common questions such as: • At what age should I start potty training? • How do I know if my child is ready to be potty trained? • What should I do? How should I potty train? • What does potty training in one day mean? • What about Bowel Movement Training? • What should I do if my child resists training? • How do I handle night time potty training and bed wetting? ….and much more, to help parents prepare for this important developmental milestone and make it a positive and memorable experience for both parent and child.
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If you could remember your own potty training, you’d probably recall a time filled with anxiety and glee, frustration and a sense of accomplishment, triumphal joy and shamed remorse. You’d remember wanting so much to make mommy and daddy happy, and at the same time to make them pay for being so darned unreasonable. And you’d recall feeling incredibly grown up once you got it right. Maybe if we could remember our own potty training, it wouldn’t be so tough when it came our turn to be the trainers. But as it is, most of us feel like we can use all the expert advice and guidance we can get. Potty Training For Dummies is your total guide to the mother of all toddler challenges. Packed with painless solutions and lots of stress-reducing humor, it helps you help your little pooper make a smooth and trauma-free transition from diapers to potty. You’ll discover how to: Read the signs that your tot is ready Motivate your toddler to want to give up diapers Kick off potty training on the right foot Foster a team approach Deal with setbacks and pee and poop pranks Make potty training a loving game rather than a maddening ordeal Mother and daughter team, Diane Stafford and Jennifer Shoquist, MD separate potty-training fact from fiction and tell you what to expect, what equipment you’ll need, and how to set the stage for the big event. They offer expert advice on how to: Choose the right time Use a doll to help model behavior Say the right things the right way Reinforce success with praise and rewards Switch to training pants Get support from relatives Cope with special cases Train kids with disabilities And they offer this guarantee: “If your child is still in diapers when he makes the football team or gets her college degree, you can send him or her off to us for a weekend remedial course—and ask for a refund of the cost of this book.”
At last we have a book for parents which focuses exclusively on stool withholding in children and how to overcome it. Inspired by the author's experience of this issue with her own son, this easy-to-understand guide gives detailed advice on every aspect of stool withholding including soiling (encopresis), toilet training, laxative medication and constipation. Stool withholding is most common in two to four year olds but it can also affect school-age children. It is often triggered by an episode of painful constipation. The child then becomes so terrified of experiencing this pain again that they hold on to their poop for days, even weeks, at a time. Just to add to the misery, stool withholding often causes children to soil their underwear. This bewildering problem can sometimes feel like a form of daily torture, not just for the child but for the whole family. Unless you've experienced this nightmare with your own child, it's impossible to imagine just how distressing it can be. After reading this, parents will have a straightforward plan of action, with lots of tips and strategies to try at home. The book also contains useful information about the laxative MiraLAX, with guidance on appropriate doses. The advice given is backed up by research, as well as the experiences of the author and other parents who have had to deal with this issue. Aimed primarily at parents, this guide should also be essential reading for healthcare professionals, teachers and anyone else who works with, or cares for, children. Stool withholding is still a widely misunderstood issue. If awareness and understanding of this subject is increased perhaps many families can be spared the misery of this very distressing problem. About the Author Sophia Ferguson has a degree in Psychology, a Masters in Applied Social Research and a great interest in all things medical and psychological. You can contact her at: www.stoolwithholding.com Reviews from the UK Edition "Stool Withholding: What To Do When Your Child Won't Poo!": "Having consulted 5 different medical practitioners about my child's issues reading this book was like a breath of fresh air and a ray of hope. It has helped me understand my child's issues differently and, after 18 months of shared anxiety, supported us in making some important positive steps with our GP in helping solve the problem in the medium to long term. Here's hoping!" S "Our three and a half year old Daughter had been stool withholding for over a year and it had a terrible affect on all of us. We thought she would eventually outgrow the problem but after a year it was obvious this wasn't going to happen. We had tried all sorts to encourage her but nothing worked. This book has saved us! I cannot recommend it enough. We followed the advice and now our Daughter is sitting on the toilet every night and pooing!" ND "If your child seems worried about going to the loo then you must read this book. I had 3 months of thinking that my 3 year old daughter was holding her poo on purpose but when I read this book everything made perfect sense. It was as though I was reading about my daughter! I was relieved to finally understand what she was going through & the advice on how to overcome the problem is straight forward & makes complete sense. We're only about 3 weeks into treatment but already I feel like I have my happy, funny & confident daughter back. Fingers crossed that we can keep going & get her sorted. I cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone who's child is struggling to poo." Mrs F "Such a relief to know I'm not the only one trying to figure this out. Thank you so very much for writing this in a clear and concise way, not too much jargon which meant that despite being stressed about it all I still took in all the advice and support being offered. Highly r
Offers advice on all aspects of toilet training, from helping a child through the early steps to approaching and overcoming obstacles, in an updated edition that also addresses bedwetting, green issues, and trends in diapers.