Ahhhhh, potty training! The good old days, lol. I guess the first thing to remember is that all children potty train in their own time. Some are ready sooner than others and some it seems, will never be ready. But I can promise you, they all do it eventually so don't lose hope! I found the most effective way to potty train my kids was by association. I kept a potty chair in the bathroom and whenever I went, they joined me. If they weren't productive...then no big deal. We just dismissed is with a simple "Oh well, maybe next time!" then followed it up with a hug and a kiss and off we went to do something else. If they were productive, we held a rather animated celebration! Lots of clapping and happy dancing and praises and more often than not a big bye bye wave to the potty contents as we emptied it into the toilet and it swirled it's way down into oblivion. Lol, I can't believe I actually said things like "bye bye poopies!
at 2:38 PM on Jan. 30, 2011