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.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Potty Train Your Son With This Secret

Potty Training Secrets

Today I had a parent come into the classroom all excited. Her son was now wearing "big boy" underwear and he was staying dry. Over the weekend she worked with him and now he is diaper free. She and her son were so excited that she gave her son a potty training party.

Even though she was still a little anxious to have him in underwear at school, she male sure that he didn’t pick up on her feelings. She kept telling him and me how proud she was of her son. Because of her excitement he was able to stay dry all day long.

You can also have this same success in one weekend. I have a course that will teach you how to accomplish this task in one weekend. Just like this mom you can have your child diaper free and using the potty without the frustrations and problems that many experience.

In this course I will give you a step by step method to make potty training fun and successful. Click here and be on your way to a potty training success just like mom has experienced with her son.

Click here to learn more secrets for potty training boys

Monday, October 23, 2006

What To Do At Halloween

Halloween Fun

Halloween is next week and the children are getting excited for their night of getting lots and lots of candy. However you are unsure about letting your little one approach someone on that night to say trick or treat. You are trying to teach your little one to stay away from strangers and now you are faced with Halloween the night you may remember when you were allowed to go door to door and ask for candy.

What do you do? Nowadays many towns offer fun things for parents to do with their children on Halloween. Communities work to make this a safe and fun time by offering block parties on the Town Square. Neighbors get together to turn the neighborhood into a place where parents can bring their children and know that they will be safe and will receive lots of treats that are safe to eat.

This is done in the town where I live. Each year thousands turn out for the block party where pickup trucks are lined up loaded with bags of candy, which has been donated by a local candy company. The children not only get candy but also they can participate in a costume contest and walk to a close neighborhood where many are waiting outside their homes to hand out more candy.

Vendors also set up booths where they sell food such as bar-b-que and funnel cakes. Others set up booths where parents can take their children to get free pictures made of their children in their cute Halloween costumes. The town even has a haunted house for all those brave people who wish to be scared by ghosts and gouls.

Around here there is lots to do on Halloween night where parents and children can go out and have a fun and safe time. What about where you live? What do you do on Halloween night with your children?


Thursday, October 19, 2006

A Cute Halloween Costume

A cute costume

We had a visitor in our daycare class today who told me of a cute Halloween costume idea.

She said she had a parent tell her about it. The parent took some blue material and covered it with white cottonballs. Then she gave her child a squirt can. When the child was asked what he was, he would squirt water out of the squirt can and then say, "I am a little cloudy with a slight chance of rain."

I thought this was cute and it put a smile on my face.

For more Halloween costume ideas check out this site.


Motivating Children

Don Wimmer of Rose is Rose understands motivating children. I love this strip.

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Rose Is Rose comic strip

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Boys And Girls Want Attention

Attention getter

I have a child in my daycare class who likes to take things away from the other children and claim it as his very own. He especially likes to do this to one particular child. This child is a very quiet child and when the other child takes something from him he usually holds out his hand expecting to get back what he had.

Sometimes the child will give the item back, but most of the time he watches for my reaction. If I intervene he will throw the item at the other child and then push the child out of his way or he will hit the other child. This of course gets him in time out, but it also gets him what I think he really wants and that is attention.

Has your child ever done something whether you see it as good or bad just to get your attention? You usually will see this when there are two or more children in a family. What do you do? As a teacher I have to make sure that all the children are treated fair and that all the children get my attention some time during the day. Even if it is only for a short moment I make sure that I spend time on an individual basis with each child.

As a parent of two boys I also know how important this attention is to children. All children want to be loved and accepted, and they all want attention. However it is easy to let so many things clutter our day that we find we are spending less time with our children and more time on things.

So today I encourage you to spend time with each child and let some things go, at least for today. Make a child smile and you will smile with him and you will also be filled with joy. Like the child I mentioned in the beginning, the one who holds out his hand expecting to get back what is his, your child is holding out his hand expecting you to take hold of it and give him just a small portion of your time. This is time that he is saying belongs to him.

Happiness exercise number 2

Happy children develop faster and have less behavior problems. Happy parents create happy children. Use the cubicle of happiness exercise to help you better handle your child development issues.

The Happiness Cubicle exercise is posted here: http://pottytrainingsite.com/happiness-cubicle.htm

Using this exercise, you can use a positive experience in one area of your life and transfer your happiness from one area of your life to help you feel better about another area where you might have some problems.

See the exercise at http://pottytrainingsite.com/happiness-cubicle.htm

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Where to stop when you need to go

Free Potty finders travel guide

When traveling with small children, especially those who are just getting the hang of potty training, you need to know where the restrooms are and how to access them quickly.

I have found an interesting and helpful guide that you can get for free. This is a real travel guide by Arthur Frommer. It lists suggested sights to see in several large cities and more importantly where the public restrooms are located.

He also gives tips on traveling in the major national forests and the locations of the restrooms there. I liked his tip about using a tree while hiking. I picked that one up years ago.

You will have to register as someone who has urinary problems, but it is worth the trouble to get the guide.

The guide comes in a fancy pouch that you can place in the glove box of your car. Obviously pharmaceutical companies have lots of money for advertising.

Please don't consider this an endorsement for Novartis, but I do think their guide is worth the cost.

Get the free guide at


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

How to be Happy - Exercise number 1

Tantrums of thankfulness

One of the best ways to improve your level of happiness is to throw a tantrum of thankfulness.

Take a few minutes to think of as many things as you can that make you happy. Give thanks that these things are in you life.

Write them down if you can. Play the game with your children. See who can make the longest list in a certain time period.

If you are feeling sad in some compartment of your life, think of things in that compartment for which you can be thankful. Then, before you stop, think of things in other compartments that you are thankful for. While still in a state of thankfulness, go back to the compartment that is giving you trouble and think of at least one more thing in that compartment for which you are thankful.

Allow the fleeing of thankfulness to be fully expressed. Use your voice, you hands, you feet; your whole body if you can. Have fun with it. Jump up and down, wave your arms, yell, sing, smile or dance around.

Throwing a tantrum of thankfulness is guaranteed to make you feel happier. Give it a try with your kids.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Happiness Series

Give the gift of happiness

The greatest gift you can give your spouse or others who live with you is your personal happiness. When you feel happy, you are filled with energy and vitality that radiates to others around you.

Many people have been taught to feel that seeking personal happiness is a selfish act. Even if it is, it is nothing to feel guilty about.

By choosing happy thoughts, you will be able to better serve those around you and serve them with happiness and joy. Your energy will be reflected back to you from those around you.

In order to improve your feelings of happiness, you need to focus your thoughts on things that make you feel happy.

One of the easiest exercises I know of to help improve your happiness is to go on a praise rampage.

Make a list of things in your life that you are happy about and take a moment to praise God for bringing that thing into your life. Spend at least 20 seconds each hour of your workday to think of something new to give praise God for.

Think happy thoughts,

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Potty training your dog?

Despite the fact that our web site is about potty training baby humans, we continue to get requests for information about potty training dogs.

While I don't claim to be an expert at potty training dogs, I do have a dog and know something about dog psychology.

And as usuall, I tend to try to work with he dog's natural instincts when training him.

So if you have a dog to potty train, see my article at http://www.pottytrainingsite.com/dogs.htm

For more dog training tips and tricks see http://my-dog-smash.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Potty Training Secret And Stubborn Children

Potty training secret even for the stubborn child

How are you at keeping secrets? I have a secret trick that I have learned throughout the last few years that really works when potty training even that stubborn child.

In my course I explain this wonderful secret trick that will help make every diaper you change become a powerful motivator to make your child want to learn to use the potty.

You can practice your acting skills as you help to build your child’s excitement about your upcoming weekend of potty training boot camp. Just think this is one secret you will enjoy knowing and you will find that this secret is fun.

Your child will enjoy learning to potty train and he won’t even know that is what is really going on. He will just think it’s a fun time with you.

Get my course today to learn this simple motivating trick and end your potty training problems and frustrations this weekend.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Changing Tables

A guide to using a potty training chart

Some of the parents who are using Janice's "How to potty train you child in one weekend" course have asked us about potty training charts which we do not use in the course.

The reason a potty training chart is not used in the course it because it is not needed for success.

Also, we find that trying to fit your child's behavior in to the orthogonal table grid of a potty training chart just causes more potty training problems and frustrations that you bought the course to avoid.

Janice's method is based on the emotional connection between the parents and children and the natural tendencies of a child to seek to behave as his parents expect him to.

However, a potty training chart can be useful in preparing for potty training and determining if your child is ready for a weekend training session to eliminate diapers from your life forever.

By charting diaper changes on a data table and establishing the frequency of urination and bowel movements, you can better prepare yourself for a weekend training session by establishing your child's natural rhythms. You can also establish the normal variations from these rhythms.

Armed with this data, you will know when to expect your child will need to potty and know when to prompt them with less trial and error time. You might knock out your training session in half a day rather than having to spend all weekend.

If you are skilled in statistics, you could use a data tool like Excel to establish normal parameters and the standard variation. However, it might be easier for some to simply observe their children and intuitively know when it is time to go potty.

So if you want to use a potty training chart, begin using it to record the frequency of diaper changes before you begin potty training. Use it as a data collection tool rather than a learning aid for your child.

For more information on potty training charts see http://www.pottytrainingsite.com/free_potty_training_chart.htm