Updated: Oct 21, 2019
Start early - It’s a developmental process that involves stages, not something to happen at one specific age.
Prepare yourself and be committed and consistent.
Prepare the environment - the right sized easy to use equipment.
Get to know your child’s schedule and simplify clothing.
Use emphatic language - "It's time to...." or "Let's go to...."
Acknowledge feelings especially the negative ones - "That is upsetting for you"
Offer choices - "It's time to go to the toilet, now or after you finish your puzzle?"
Encourage helpfully - Describe what you see or feel or think your child is feeling.
Slow down and exercise patience.
Be kind to yourself and them when it doesn’t go according to plan.