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Toilet Learning

Photo: David Vigliotti
Photo: David Vigliotti

“Toilet training is a process that begins in the infant room by creating an atmosphere of peaceful quality time.  During the different stages of infancy through three years old, the child is encouraged to be a cooperative member of the diapering process.  The movement from the diaper changing table (a lift up) to a standing position in the bathroom usually takes place in the toddler stage.  The important thing around toiling is the calm and positive relationship between the adult and the child. ”  -Beverly Kovach

Photo: David Vigliotti
Photo: David Vigliotti

Sharing- the RIE way

Knowing if, when and how to intercede is the dance of the Educarer. Here, two Early Toddlers demonstrate that when it comes to conflict, an adult isn’t always needed for resolution.

“When we make a child share, it is not sharing. This is a difficult concept for most of us, and yet I have found that when I have given the children a choice to share or not to share , with no repercussions, their inner-directed responses tend to be far more generous and giving.”

-Magda Gerber, DEAR PARENT: Caring for Infants with Respect, p.131