I think potty training is much easier than people expect. It's out to be so hard, &we go at it thinking it is tough when it doesn't have to be. It reminds me of algebra that way. I thought it would be awful because all of elementary school I heard, "Just wait until you have to learn algebra!" When I got to it, it was hard for me to figure out just because I expected it to be. Then my mom told me to think of it as number puzzles and as a lot of fun. That totally changed my outlook on it, and my difficulties with it went away. Enjoy potty training! I look at it as an adventure and really encourage each child. I spend lots of time in the bathroom with them, just talking together while they sit on the potty. It used to be normal for children to be fully trained before they were two, and I am here to tell you it is possible! The 7 of our 8 kids who are old enough were telling us when they had to go between 18 & 22 months.
at 2:34 AM on May. 2, 2010