I found myself engaged in a fabulous potty training conversation on Twitter last week that was sparked due to a segment which aired on Good Morning America. I am currently in the trenches about to hop aboard the potty train so this convo couldn’t have come at a better time for me. The piece raised some good questions about potty training which got many of us moms talking…
Typically when we blog, quality posts are generated from original content that we develop and the comments end up as the icing on the cake because they add real value to an already well developed piece. However today, I would love to try a new experiment because I am far from an expert in the potty training department. The reality is that I don’t have anything of real substance to offer on this subject or life altering insight to share. Instead, I am seeking out advice from YOU.
Therefore, I want the comments on this post to drive the discussion.
So, please share to your heart’s content and give this Theta Mom some help – because my 2½ year old begins a pre-school program in the fall and she MUST be trained to attend.
Questions for an open discussion: Feel free to answer any (or all) of those listed below or simply add in your experience/advice in relation to potty training:
What has been your experience with potty training and was there any tip or strategy that you can share that worked for you and your child? Have any of you tried that “train your child in three days” program – if so, did it work? Would you recommend it? Why or why not?
What would you say is the least effective strategy when trying to potty train your child?
Do you think we put too much pressure on ourselves as mothers (in addition to our children) to train at a certain time (such as to reach deadlines like the one I have to meet)?
What are some things that worked for you in terms of keeping this whole experience stress free for both the parent and the child?