Potty Training Site Blog

Potty training tips and tricks. How to handle your potty training problems and frustrations. Discover the fastest, easiest most effective method for ending your potty training problems and frustration. This blog is about my adventures in potty training toddlers. Toilet training problems can be handled just like any other developmental situation. Kids pee, kids poop in pants, but is all just another mark on the potty training chart.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Potty Training In The Spring

Springtime and potty training

Springtime is a beautiful time of year, and this is a wonderful time for you and your child to be outside enjoying the warm weather and the fragrant flowers.

It is also a wonderful time to potty train your child. Your child and you can use this time to bond and learn another step in the life of your child.

During this time of year your child can wear less clothes, and this will help them to learn how to go to the potty with little help. He will gain confidence as he learns to take care of the potty all by himself, and you will gain a sense of pride as he becomes more independent.

Enjoy the springtime and keep on potty training with excitement, and let your child know how much you love him.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Great Minds - Small Minds

Remembering Lillie Fitzgerald

My High School English teacher, Ms. Fitzgerald, passed away recently. She did not teach me anything about Potty Training, but she did have a big influence on my life.

She had a saying that she kept prominently posted in her classroom:

Small minds talk about people,
Average minds talk about things,
Great Minds talk about ideas.

She used this quote to inspire many students in her classes.

However, as I have been studying marketing, I think the reverse may be true as well.It seems many people have ideas but very few make the effort to convert their ideas into tangible things. And even fewer people take the next step and make that thing available to help improve the lives of the people around them.

For example, many people talk about wanting a better life or to be able to help others. But few ever take the effort to develop a method or write a book and even fewer people do what Christopher Westra has done and make that knowledge affordable to a large group of people.

So if you have an idea, I challenge you to make it a reality. And if you want to learn how to share that idea with the whole Internet and be rewarded in the process, read and study Cory Rudl's method of Internet marketing. I promise it will open your mind to a whole new outlook on ideas, things and people. Click here now for a FREE preview!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Potty Training Survey

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Potty Training Frustration

Frustrated with potty training

You think you are almost to the end of potty training when all of a sudden it seems like your little one just stopped using the potty. Your child is having accidents faster than you can clean them, and when you ask your little darling if they need to potty, they say no, only to have a potty accident a few minutes later.

Maybe you are also finding out that your little darling has decided that going to the potty is just too much trouble. He just cannot put playing on hold. Your child may also be very defiant when you take him to the potty. He scream, shout, and may even kick you, all because they do not want to go to the potty.

I understand the frustration you feel when faced with a defiant child. However, there is hope for you and your child. Whenever a child is being defiant, you need to find out what the real problem may be. Your child may have experienced a scary moment in the bathroom. He may think that it will hurt if they use the potty. (This is usually the problem when they do not want to poop in the potty.)

Whatever the problem is, you need to reassure your child that you are there with him and you will help him. Also, when he has an accident, you need to get your child to help you clean up the potty accident. While cleaning up let your child know that you are going to help him get to the potty the next time, and soon he will be using the potty all by himself.

Once again, keep being positive and use this time as a bonding time for you and your little darling. I have found that Westra’s teaches in a very positive way how to make potty training a fun, bonding time between you and your child.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Potty Training While Traveling

Potty training on vacation

School will soon be out and vacations will begin. For many this year will be something new. You will have a potty training child traveling with you.

You may be thinking, "How am I going to potty train my child while traveling?" It really is not difficult. Some children, however, are afraid of the big potty in public restrooms. Therefore you may want to take a small potty chair along with you.

By having a small potty chair to use, your child may feel more comfortable about going to potty. Your child can use the potty chair at public rest areas, and you will be able to dump it before traveling on down the road. Your child will also be able to use this same potty chair whether you are staying with relatives or staying in a hotel.

To help you feel more comfortable about traveling with a child whom is potty training, check out the book Potty Training in Five Hours by Christopher Westra. This book will help you and your child be well on your way to a fun and diaper free vacation this year.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Potty Training Freedom

Potty training takes time and lots of patience.

We have ten children in our day care class, and eight of them are potty training. Of the eight about half are now wearing underwear all day and keeping it dry.

The children are very proud of their new freedom from diapers, and the parents are happy to no longer have to buy diapers. It is a wonderful feeling for the parents and the child to get through potty training.

I know that sometimes you think you will never get your child out of diapers, but you will. Get a picture in your mind what it will be like when your child no longer has diapers. How do you think you and your child will feel? I know you and your child will feel happy and joyful.

Think about that feeling every time you have to change another diaper and let your child know that someday they will use the potty and will no longer need diapers. Help your child become excited about using the potty, and potty training will soon be a thing of the past for you and your child.

Check out Christopher Westra’s book and discover how potty training can be fun and also be a bonding time for you and your child. Here is a link to his site.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Potty Training Can Get You Wet

Some children just have to learn the hard way.

I have a little boy in my class that thinks he has poop every time he goes to the potty. He also insists on sitting on the potty with the ring in the up position.

Well, today when he sat on the potty with the ring up he fell back into the water. He ended up getting not only his bottom wet but also his clothes. After that incident, he decided that if he wanted to stay dry he would put the ring down.

This would have scared some children, but he could laugh and say that he would try again later. Put a smile on when your child has a potty accident and just help him to keep on potty training.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Keep Potty Training

Keep it up

There are many different techniques to potty train a child, but in all the techniques I have found that you must stay consistent. Many parents start to potty train their child but get frustrated and allow the child to go back to wearing diapers.

Children need consistency in order to learn what you expect them to do. Once you start to potty train your child you must keep at it. Do not give in to the urge to quit. As the parent you have to encourage your child everyday in everything he does. This encouragement must also be positive.

Children thrive on positive encouragement just as you do. As you potty train your child remember to stay positive even when you want to give up. If your child sees that you are not quitting, he will not quit.

Stay positive, give lots of encouragement, and when you want to give up, step back, take a deep breath, and keep on potty training your child. Remember that children watch what you do and follow your examples. So if you are about to give up, don’t, because your child is watching.