Even for Military Moms, Toddler Discipline Isn't Easy
Potty training should be easy, but only if he is really ready: Find a reward system—it could be stickers, snacks, or anything else that will motivate him. I reward at first for just trying, since getting them to try is a step in itself! Explain that when he is done and is potty trained, he is a big boy and will get a big boy prize. Then take him and let him pick out something special.
His dad being gone is a big transition for him so make sure to keep up the communication. Send Dad letters and pictures and talk about him often. Make sure that when Dad returns, he does not compensate for being gone by being overly lenient, and that you two are still on the same page!
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