You may be missing an essential component of potty training

Some kids learn to use the potty very quickly and become independent within a few days while others continue to have accidents, and it seems like nothing helps. Most parents praise and reward the child each time they successfully use the potty, which is an essential part of learning new skills. However, what many parents miss is reinforcing their child’s ability to stay dry. To build long-lasting skills, it’s best to do both. You’ll need to do frequent checkups during the first few days and praise your child when they’re dry.

Whether you’re a parent that continually deals with accidents or you’re just beginning this journey, don’t forget to be excited when your child stays dry.