Naked time for potty training

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Naked time can be a really beneficial strategy for potty training. For some kids, it really gives them that ah-ha moment of what happens when they go pee or when they go poop. Naked time simply allows your child to go without a diaper for a period of time, with the hope that they are going to see what happens and what comes out. For some kids, that sensation of something trickling down their leg is something that they really don't like it all, so it starts to teach them to hold a little bit. For other kids, because they have had these nice padded, absorbent diapers on for so long, they really have no idea what happens in the diaper and where that stuff comes from. As they see it, they are starting to see what comes out and associate it with that urge they had right before. That's the ah-ha moment that some kids have that can link that feeling with the need to go.

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Peter Stavinoha, PhD

Neuropsychologist

Peter L. Stavinoha, PhD, ABPP, is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist in Dallas, Texas.  He directs the Neuropsychology Service at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and he is Professor in Psychology/Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He was named Distinguished Psychologist for 2005 by the Dallas Psychological Association. Dr. Stavinoha specializes in the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury in children. As a general parenting expert, he is regularly interviewed in the media, Dallas morning television, Parents and Parenting Magazines, and numerous parenting blogs. Together with Sara Bridget Au, he is co-author of Stress-Free Potty Training. He has also authored several chapters in scholarly texts on subjects ranging from pediatric concussion to brain tumors in children. Dr. Stavinoha received a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Stavinoha completed a residency in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Stavinoha has a 16-year old son named Joe.

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