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For a child who is potty trained, or at least is physically ready for potty training (often happens around two, but it varies significantly), this is approachable in a very simple way: ask him to use the toilet prior to the bath. At some point, often around potty training, this will become voluntary for many chlidren - like our three year old - who is ...


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A few ideas for you to consider: Have her knock on the wall to call you when she's done -- or just go stand at the ready when you hear the water go off. She can lean to one side, open the door a few inches, and let you check her, before she goes to the trouble of drying off and getting dressed. Buy her a visor (it's like a baseball cap without the dome ...


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I know it sounds simple, but have you tried just explaining to them why you want them to take shorter showers? It's not guaranteed to work, but for some teenagers, giving a reason for a rule is better than giving the actual rule - knowing that hot water is limited, that everyone else's time needs to be accounted for, and that their own limited time is ...



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