Toilet Training in Less Than a Day Author:Nathan H. Azrin & Richard M. Foxx Based on a truly astonishing breakthrough in the psychology of learning, Toilet Training in Less Than a Day describes a new method of toilet training so simple and so effective that the great majority of children over 20 months old can make the transition from diapers to toilet-trained in less than one day - usually in less than four hours. — How... more » is this possible? Not by punishment or coercion, or by asking the child to do anything that is beyond his understanding or his everyday capabilities. Instead, utilizing all that modern psychology has discovered about the learning process, Dr. Azrin and Dr. Foxx show how a training process that would otherwise take weeks or months can be accomplished in one pleasant, simple and exciting learning session.
In step-by-step instructions, Crs. Azrin and Foxx outline the general teaching plan, describe the "readiness tests" that indicate when the child is ready for training, show how to overcome stubbornness without tears or tantrums, explain how to make "accidents" part of the learning process, and set forth the After Training procedures that will make the newly learned behavior permanent.
Neither a "crash course" nor a gimmick, the Azrin-Foxx technique has proved extraordinarily successful and has been widely reported in national news media as well as in psychological journals. Most heartening has been the response from parents, who have reported with surprise and delight their own experience with this revolutionary technique.
But as important as the new method is for parents, the major concern is for the child. The objective of Toilet Training in Less Than a Day is to make the toilet-training phase of a child's life the most plasant experience he has had. Spanking and anger are explictly excluded. During the training the child is hugged, praised, given treats and made the center of loving attention. Typically, at the end of training, he is filled with pride and a sense of accomplishment that he is eager to share with his parents and freinds. This increased happiness of the child is the most gratifying aspect of the Aszrin-Foxx technique.« less