When parents make a fundamental change in a toddler’s life, whether it is something simple like eating dinner a little later, or something big, like transitioning from a crib to a bed, I always get asked the question, “How long will this take?”.
Unfortunately, there is no set timeline for children. Each child is unique in her path and handles changes differently. A specific date of completion is something I (or any educator) will never be able to provide. Change, well, it's kind of like working out.
When you begin a workout at the gym you know that with time, consistency, healthy patterns, patience and commitment you will begin to see results. And as much as we would all like to got to the gym once or twice and then have the body of a super model, we know full well that is just not going to happen.
So think of any change made in your child’s life much like if you were beginning a work out regime. The only way that you will see positive results is if you stick with it, and trust that with that dedication, patience, hard work, etc., you will reap the reward of a happy, healthy, well-adjusted child.