Toilet Learning

Video Course

We all learn to use the toilet eventually. So why use the Montessori Method? Learn how to make toileting easy and stress-free in our latest course. 

Are you just about to start the toileting journey?

Already started but encountered problems along the way? 

Need encouragement and assurance you are doing it right?

Toilet learning made easy

Toilet learning is one of the topics you asked about most frequently. No wonder - it is often regarded as stressful for first-time parents and something many of us worry about in advance. Truth is, it doesn't need to be that way. Toilet learning can be pretty straightforward with the right guidance and support. 

Learn about toilet learning the Montessori way

 The Montessori way of toilet learning helps a child build self-confidence and a positive body image. Children learn how to pay attention to their bodies and become independent and confident in their abilities.

In this detailed, 4-hour course, we will guide you through the toileting process from the very beginning - birth (yes, toilet learning starts that early!). You will learn how to prepare the child, yourself and the environment for the toileting journey. You will discover helpful communication tools to foster cooperation with your child and you will have all the knowledge needed for any setbacks or accidents. We will also walk you through the toileting process itself - how to tell when the child is ready, daily routine, things to avoid and lots of practical tips for success. 

The course consists of 13 lessons which cover everything you need to know about toilet learning the Montessori way. As a bonus lesson, we have prepared a presentation about Elimination Communication. 

 

“We don't train children to use the toilet. We support them when they are ready.”

TIM SELDIN

The course in detail

We will discuss the following topics and more: 

  • The differences and similarities between toileting the Montessori way and other methods of toilet learning
  • Is there a best age to start? The advantages and disadvantages of starting at birth, before two years old, after two years old and after three years old
  • How do you know when to start? The signs of readiness - physical, psychological and cultural
  • Prepare the environment for success. What are the must-have items? How to present and demonstrate the equipment to the child?
  • All about clothing including tips how to foster independence in self-care and dressing oneself
  • What is the adult's role? Why is modeling so important and how to do it correctly? How to manage yourself and your expectations?
  • How to adjust your daily routine to toileting? How to communicate changes to the child and how to stay consistent?
  • How to support your child's independence in all areas - body awareness and control, hygiene and dressing
  • How to be mindful of the language used and practical guide
  • How to keep your cool when accidents happen and help child learn by natural consequences
  • How to navigate the regression period (period of learning process with increased accidents) including growth spurts, loss of interest, birth of younger sibling, vacation, visiting family and other changes and disruptions to daily routine
  • What to avoid? How to successfully navigate accidents without making your child feel shamed or scolded? How to approach rewards and praise?
  • Sleep and toilet learning? When is the time for night learning and sleeping diaper-free during naps? How to best prepare the environment and how to manage accidents?
  • What is Elimination Communication? Practical guide to the method and its application from birth.

 

What are the benefits of this course?

4 hours of content

In 13 sessions we will cover everything you need to know about toilet learning the Montessori way.

Elimination Communication as a bonus

You will receive information about EC as a bonus. The guide includes practical application of this method from birth.

Self-paced and fully online

The course is self-paced, fully online, and available to you immediately after purchase. You gain unlimited access as well!

Certificate of completion

We can issue a certificate of completion upon request.

  Early Bird price offer  

Available until July 17th, 2022

€44 EUR / $49 USD

Instead of €62 EUR / $69 USD from July 18th, 2022

Toilet Learning the Montessori Way

Self-Paced Online Video Course

  • Everything you need to know about toilet learning the Montessori way
  • 13 lessons
  • 4 hours of content
  • Fully online and self-paced
  • Unlimited lifetime access

Bonuses for you

  • Certificate of completion upon request
  • Elimination Communication, its benefits and how to apply it from birth