Dec 152013
 

Ready to Go Toilet  Time

Like many other mums across the country I have been waiting for decent summer weather to arrive so I can finally start toilet training miss 3. While it was quite an easy process with the twins it turns out to be a little harder this time which proves what we all knew already: every child is different. To make sure this transition from nappies to undies is going to be as quick and smooth as possible I have been preparing for the journey ahead with the Ready to Go! Toilet Time training kit by Hinkler:

Ready to Go! Toilet Time GirlsWhen it comes to toilet training you’ll soon notice that everyone has an opinion and everyone thinks they know exactly how and when it should be done. As a mum it can be hard to filter through all those comments and ‘helpful’ advice which adds extra stress to this messy stage. The Ready to Go! Toilet Time training kit is developed with the help of expert child psychologist Dr. Janet Hall who shares her best toilet training facts, tips and tricks in a clear, calm and compact six-step guide.

Parent GuideTo make the journey fun for little ones the Ready to Go! Toilet Time training kit contains a cute board book that is sure to get children excited about the toilet. The lovely illustrated book covers all aspects of toilet training like nappies and underwear, babies and big kids, using toilet paper, flushing and hand washing and at 14 pages it’s the perfect size for a quick read while sitting on the toilet and waiting for some toilet action.

Reward Chart GirlsWith the handy, easy-to-understand parent guide in hand the toilet training process will seem a lot less daunting, you know what signs you should be looking for and what to do and what not to do as your little one gets ready to ditch the nappy. Also part of the Ready to Go! Toilet Time kit is a cute double sided reward chart and stickers so your child can ‘earn’ stickers for successful toilet visits or even attempts, after all encouragement is very important for children and will motivate them to keep trying.

Ready to Go! Toilet Time BoysAll components of the toilet training kit are neatly kept together in a gorgeous, hard cover storage case that would make a lovely gift for a cheeky toddler who is (almost) ready for toilet training. Ready to Go! Toilet Time ($16.99) is available in a boys and girls version and you can find it at all good book and department stores, newsagents and online retailers across Australia.

To find out more Hinkler Books, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.hinkler.com.au.

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Dec 242011
 

 

With only one week left in December it is time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. What are you hoping to achieve in 2012? Many of us have things we would like to work on like losing weight, living healthier, stop smoking, take more time to yourself or spend more quality time as a family. If you want 2012 to bring a positive change to your family life you might like to know about The Me Strategies.

Developed by Australian mum and psychologist Jenny Chapman this family program is designed to turn your household around the positive way. Where many parenting techniques are reactive (eg. grounding, smacking, yelling and using time out) The Me Strategies works preventatively, reducing the likelihood of certain behaviour occurring in the first place. I know I’d love to see some behavioural change, the sooner the better!

The ultimate goal is to encourage healthier relationships between family members and to achieve a peaceful and relaxed household, whilst having some family fun along the way. As a leading psychologist Jenny has years of experience working with families and children of all ages. The Me Strategies is a unique combination of different elements and rules of implementation designed to be used in a variety of family settings and deal with many different behavioural issues whilst delivering long term results.

Jenny’s program is based on using ‘motivators’ (incentives and privileges) to promote change in a young person’s pattern of behaviour.  It will provide children with necessary life skills by helping them to understand the consequences of their action, choices and behaviour in the household, ultimately improving the child’s self-esteem and confidence. The Me Strategies demonstrates to children the benefits of their contribution to the family unit and the positive effect they have when they make good choices.

The ‘The Me Strategies’ kit contains all you need to put your new family program into action, all the parts can be customised to suit children of different ages starting as young as four years old. Creator Jenny has successfully used the program with her teenage daughter and they both still see the benefits of the strategy. In fact, Jenny’s daughter Georgia is happy to answer any questions young people or parents may have about the effects the program has on an individual and household.

For more information about The Me Strategies ($69.95), to read testimonials and to order online visit www.themestrategies.com.

For your chance to win a The Me Strategies kit visit www.themestrategies.com and answer the following question: What behavioural change would you like to see in your household in 2012?

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