Potty Training Research Paper

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I have researched various cultures potty training methods and found that many cultures potty train differently than the normal way we train in America. For example, in the Ivory Coast, mothers begin training their infants’ bowel movements when they are just a few days old. They administer enemas twice a day, and by the time the little one is a few months old the caregivers shouldn’t have to worry about the baby pooping at all during the day. These Beng babies from sub-Saharan Africa spend most of the day attached to someone’s back. The Beng society, unlike traditional Chinese society, think that all feces is disgusting and are repulsed by the thought of a baby pooping on someone’s back. Therefore, no caregiver would take care of a child likely to poop on her back. The mothers usually are working in the fields all day to produce crops while the caregivers keep their babies. Hence, starting potty training from birth helps the mother get her farm work done to provide food for the family. (Gottlieb, 2018) In…show more content…
However, if someone comes that has a different idea about the training of their child we should listen and to their perspective? There may be no easy solution, but we can start by building a good trusting relationship and using good communication skills. In the Gonzalez-Mena text, she explains a process called RERUN to help work out diversity issues. The acronym stands for reflect, explain, reason, understand, and negotiate. (2008) These steps do not necessarily follow any particular order, but we have to recognize our own feelings before we can honestly communicate with others. Also, we must listen before we try to explain the problem. Then too, you must understand your reason for your explanation and understand the other person’s view as well. The last step should be negotiation because you have developed an understanding relationship that will aid you in coming to
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