• Be ready to provide the kind of recovery method that each child needs, or to support the child in managing recovery for themselves.
  • Continue discussions with parents about the critical nature of sufficient sleep and how to provide daytime naps.
  • Be responsive to and encourage each child’s drive to become independent in self-care situations.
  • Be aware of and learn about differences in cultural attitudes to children’s developing independence.
  • Value children’s choices and encourage them to try something new and healthy.
  • Create rituals and rhythms around dressing and hygiene routines, so that they are anticipated, enjoyable and effective.
  • Help toddlers to select clothing for going outside and make sure there is ample time for changing for going out and coming back inside, so that this becomes a pleasurable part of the overall experience.
  • Encourage efforts such as when a young child offers their arm to put in a coat sleeve.
  • Discuss family expectations for toileting, since in some families and cultures young boys may be used to sitting rather than standing at the toilet.