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I need some help teaching my son to pee standing up and to use urinals. Any quick tips to help him make the transition from sitting? I am his dad and need advice. Thanks.

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Hi, Michael,

When I taught my son to pee upright, we usually made a game of it.  Crossing streams, aiming for little pieces of toilet tissue targets, and the like.  Fun for all and generally helps.  Make sure he is tall enough or has a booster to get above the rim.  

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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