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the process of teaching a child how to adjust to the demands of the external world by forming certain habits, primarily those related to eating, sleeping, elimination, and dress.
1. The development in young children of specific behavior patterns for performing basic activities such as eating, dressing, using the toilet, and sleeping.
2. An educational tool in which learning of specific tasks is assigned to a structured time of the day, so that the task and the time are associated in the mind of the student.
3. The treatment is designed to encourage behavioral routines and productive time management.
See also: training