Potty Training Tips Avon Lake OH

Are you potty training your toddler in Avon Lake? If you are and you need some advice to help you through this difficult childhood phase, read on. Here you’ll find some helpful hints on how to help your child become toilet trained.

Mrs. Rae Speaker
Psychological and Behavioral Consultants
(216) 831-6611
25111 Country Club Blvd. Suite #290
No. Olmsted, OH
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Credentials: L.I.S.W.
Licensed in Ohio
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Stress
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HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Jennifer Runner
(440) 510-3143
New Leaf Counseling223 Miller Rd.
Avon Lake, OH
Specialties
Spirituality, Mood Disorders, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Caresource

Dr. Deborah Koricke
(440) 628-2478
Center for Effective Living20800 Westgate Professional Center
Fairview Park, OH
Specialties
Divorce, Substance Abuse, Testing and Evaluation, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Case Western Reserve University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Leneigh White
(440) 238-0008
Strongsville, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Brian Nowak
(216) 749-5030
Parma, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Edith Prendergast
Humanistic Counseling Center
(440) 734-7893
15256 Triskett Rd.
West Park, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Sarah Walker
(440) 539-2906
Westlake, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Christy L Sugarman
(440) 323-5121
Elyria, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Jorethia L Chuck
(216) 738-8077
Exceptional Psychological Services2125 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Kent State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Corphealth

Griffith R Dye
(440) 987-1986
224 West Lorain St
Oberlin, OH
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Potty Training Tips

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The following are some potty training tips that will make your potty training easier and fun:

  • Make a big deal about using the last diaper or let your child help you throw out the diapers in the trash can. Shop together for new underwear!

  • Dress your child in clothes that are easy to take on and off.

  • Never punish or scold your child for accidents.

  • If your child can't produce anything after 5 minutes of sitting on the potty, its time to try later.

  • Train your child to wash his/her hands after using the potty.

  • Change diapers and/or accidents as soon as possible. Explain the need to stay nice and dry. After awhile your child will want to stay nice and dry.

  • Do not punish your child by keeping him/her in wet or soiled diapers. This is counterproductive and will not teach your child to use the potty.

  • If your child is old enough to dress him/herself, have your child change into dry underwear all by him/herself. Your child may be reluctant to wet his/her pants if he/she knows that he/she will have to do all the work. Be kind, nonchalantly instruct your child to put the wet ones in the sink, and put on a new pair.

  • Have a stack of clean, dry underwear in a handy place for your child to change when he/she wets (provided your child is capable).

  • Do not pressure or nag your child to use the potty. The harder you push, the harder he/she will resist!

  • Bring your child on an hourly basis when starting with a young child, to encourage practice. Consistency is key!

  • Instead of saying "Do you have to use the potty?" Say, "It's time to use the potty." This gets your child in the routine of going on a regular basis.

  • With older children, only remind your child to use the potty when he/she is showing signs that he/she has to go.You want to try to let it be their success, not yours.

  • Never force your child to use the potty.

  • Let your child put wet underwear in a designated place, such as the sink or laundry basin and instruct your child to get and put on new ones.

  • All caregivers should use the same approach and method for potty training.

  • If using cotton underwear, buy more than one 3 pack (9 pairs should be good)! Also, it is sometimes helpful to buy the underwear one to two sizes bigger so it is easier for your child to pull-up and down (also, because they shrink!).

  • Be prepared to spend some time in the bathroom with your child!

  • Spring and summer is a great time for potty training! Let your child go without his/her diaper.

  • Make sure your child's diet has plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and juice.

    Your child is trained when he/she goes to the potty without any assistance or reminders from you!

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