I Love You, You're Perfect, Now PeeThe Method:Each time your child uses the potty correctly, sing his praises. Ask relatives to fuss over him, too.Pros:Internalized rewards build self-esteem, and kids usually relish attention more than any toy.Cons:Avoid going overboard, says Christophersen. “Then, when your child has an accident, he may be deflated by the lack of support.” Tell him that accidents happen!Is It Right for You?Words of encouragement are always a smart choice.
In "Rattled!" Ms. Coppa explains that, in January of 2007, when she was a 26-year-old assistant at a Condé Nast startup magazine, she was too busy building her career, stoking her autonomy, and scoring goody bags at open-bar parties to consider motherhood.
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