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.