This month your toddler will relish being able to solve problems and it is one way in which he learns new skills. For you, resisting the urge to jump in and solve the problem is the key. If your child has run out of building blocks for his tower and is getting frustrated, suggest that he needs to find something else the same shape as the blocks to complete the tower. This will give him a new challenge (shape sorting and finding) and enable him to complete the tower without help. Once completed remember to give your toddler lots of praise for building such a magnificent tower.
Parents are still the most important things in your child’s life, but this month you will notice your toddler enjoying the company of other adults, particularly grandparents and aunts and uncles. Your child’s relatives will all bring different aspects to your child’s life (think back to when you were small and who your favourite relative was). Let your child spend some time with family members whilst you are in the next room, so you are there if he needs you, but he can get to know his grandparents on his own for instance.
Nighttime potty training
This month your child will probably be somewhere close to being able to control his bladder and bowels during the day, but at night there will still be a few accidents and this is to be expected. Many parents think that potty-training their child will be a quick process but actually it can take weeks, even months to successfully train your child. Don’t despair if your child keeps having night-time accidents, read our guide to potty-training for step-by step advice. On the other hand, if your toddler is nowhere near being potty-trained even in the day, don't despair. Be patient and be assured that it will happen eventually. All children take different time to accomplish different things and potty-training is one of those things.
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