The Causes of Chronic Stress: It Starts in Childhood

The Causes of Chronic Stress: It Starts in Childhood

What are the main causes of chronic stress? How can childhood stress lead to diseases later in life? Does personality play a role in development of physical disease? In his book When the Body Says No, Dr. Gabor Maté says that there is a link between chronic stress and physical illness. According to Maté, chronic stress often stems from childhood, meaning that one’s parental nurturing, childhood development, and even personality may contribute to development of certain illnesses later in life. Learn about the ultimate cause of chronic stress, according to Dr. Gabor Maté.

The “Oh Crap!” Method for Potty Training Your Child

The “Oh Crap!” Method for Potty Training Your Child

What is the Oh Crap! method for potty training? How do you begin the potty training journey? In Oh Crap! Potty Training, parenting coach and social worker Jamie Glowacki explains that to effectively potty train your child, all you need is a clear and consistent process that you feel confident about. Her book explores the basics of creating this process and explains how you can personalize it to your child and their needs. Here’s an overview of Glowacki’s potty training method.

4 Potty Training Problems & How to Overcome Them

4 Potty Training Problems & How to Overcome Them

What are the most common potty training problems? How can you help your child overcome resistance to potty training? In her book Oh Crap! Potty Training, parenting coach and social worker Jamie Glowacki goes over the four most common potty training problems. Those problems include poop difficulties, night training, resistance, and restarting. Below, we’ll go over the four potty training problems and how to overcome them, according to Glowacki.

2 Effects of Childhood Trauma in the Short-Term

2 Effects of Childhood Trauma in the Short-Term

What are the major short-term effects of childhood trauma? How can trauma affect other areas of a child’s life? According to Oprah Winfrey and psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry in their book What Happened to You?, two of the most common short-term effects of childhood trauma are 1) an inability to love and be loved, and 2) an overactive stress response, which can lead to increased anxiety and difficulty concentrating. We’ll explore both in detail below.

Single Mother in Poverty: Stephanie Land’s Journey

Single Mother in Poverty: Stephanie Land’s Journey

How do single mothers in poverty provide for their children? How did Stephanie Land raise her child with almost no support from her ex-boyfriend? When Stephanie Land was in her early 20s, she met the father of her child, Jamie. He was emotionally abusive toward Land during her pregnancy, forcing her to be the sole breadwinner for herself and her child after leaving him. Learn more about Stephanie Land’s journey as a single mother in poverty, detailed in her book Maid.

How and When to Start Toilet Training Your Toddler

How and When to Start Toilet Training Your Toddler

At what age should you start toilet training your child? How do you know when your toddler is ready? In her book Oh Crap! Potty Training, parenting coach Jamie Glowacki explains how to start toilet training. She says that you should start potty training between 20 and 30 months of age and not to wait until the child signals that they are ready. Here’s how to start toilet training your toddler.

Jamie Glowacki Potty Training: The Three Tenets

Jamie Glowacki Potty Training: The Three Tenets

What are the three C’s to keep in mind when potty training your child? Why are these tenets crucial for successful potty training? Throughout the book Oh Crap! Potty Training, Jamie Glowacki emphasizes three main tenets for successful potty training. The success of Glowacki’s potty training depends on these tenets, so you should understand them before beginning to potty-train your child. Keep reading for more on Jamie Glowacki’s potty training tenets: clarity, consistency, and confidence.

Oh Crap! Potty Training Block 2: Going Commando

Oh Crap! Potty Training Block 2: Going Commando

What’s block 2 from Oh Crap! Potty Training? What are some common problems you should expect at this stage? The Oh Crap! Potty Training block 2 involves dressing your child with no diaper or underwear. This block can be especially difficult because it can result in some messy accidents, but it’s an important part of Glowacki’s potty training method. Here are some things to keep in mind during this phase of potty training.

Oh Crap! Potty Training Block 1: Being Naked

Oh Crap! Potty Training Block 1: Being Naked

What is block 1 in the Oh Crap! Potty Training method? How long should block 1 last? According to Glowacki, the first step to potty training is to have your child pee and poop naked. Once you notice they need to go, you should bring them to their potty chair, so they can form an association. Keep reading to learn about the first step of potty training, according to Glowacki’s method.

Oh Crap! Potty Training: The 5 Blocks to Follow

Oh Crap! Potty Training: The 5 Blocks to Follow

What are the five Oh Crap! Potty Training blocks? How do you know when it’s time to move to the next block? In her book Oh Crap! Potty Training, parenting coach and social worker Jamie Glowacki explains her block method for potty training. She calls them “blocks” rather than “days” because each child will progress at their own pace, and there’s no correct amount of time each block should take. Here’s how to potty train your child using the block method.