Since we’re on the subject of poop (aren’t we always?), and my daughter is contemplating thinking about fixin’ to someday use the potty, I thought it’d be a good time to discuss potty training hacks. I am no expert in this department. Only now do I see we made all the rookie mistakes with my son (getting keyed-up about the whole process, being inconsistent in our methods, overthinking). Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but potty training boys seems to differ in several ways to potty training girls.
I came across the temptingly-titled article "How to Potty Train in Two Days," which is full of reasonable, no-nonsense advice from a mother of three. Two points I agree with: lose the Pull Ups, and distribute potties throughout the house.
I DO know that not every process works for every kid (or parent). Some kids sail right through, others seem to be born with issues and fears and hesitation about anything resembling a potty. As with much of parenting, often all we can do is to give them the tools and the expectations, and then follow their leads.
Help me out here: what worked for you?
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