“Go” Before You Go If you have a recently potty trained child, you can probably relate to the following scenario: You have your three-year-old use the potty twice before you leave the house. You get to the grocery store. Your cart is loaded. Suddenly your daughter looks at you, grabbing at her pants uncomfortably before … Read more about 5 Public Potty Pointers: How to help kids overcome public toilet phobias
Signs of Readiness You’d think that toilet learning would be a simple step in childrearing; everyone finds success eventually (how many teenagers do you know still in diapers?). But for many parents, the very thought of toilet training can be daunting. A dear friend recently told me, “I love everything about being a mom—except potty training.” This … Read more about Toilet Teaching Techniques: 5 Experts’ Methods
Potty training any child is a victory but potty training a child with special needs brings a whole other level of satisfaction and serenity. I should know; it took several years to toilet-train my son, Max, who has cerebral palsy. But he did it. No, we did it — and here are 10 key things that helped us. 1. … Read more about 10 Things to remember when Potty Training a Special-Needs Child
We’ve done our share of public peeing in this family. But I’ve always felt that when the bare bum is tiny and cute enough, it doesn’t really count as a major civic transgression. I mean I’ve never been appalled at the sight of a parent helping their toddler or pre-schooler even, pee in a corner … Read more about Should we let kids pee in public?
Last summer I took my girls to a new playground in another part of town where they splashed in a play “river.” Trying to keep cool, I sat on a bench in the shade next to a water fountain. Despite the blistering New York in August heat, we were having a lovely time — until … Read more about Don’t Let Your Kids Pee in Public Please
Nothing strikes terror in the heart of parents quite like these two words: potty training. Any sort of change is challenging and even downright scary for a toddler, but you add poop and pee into the mix and you now have a recipe for disaster. Can you tell I’m not a big fan of the potty training … Read more about 3 things you’re doing to sabotage potty training