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Wait Till They’re Ready

Oh, boy. This is the big daddy of potty training...

Is Night Training Really Necessary?

If potty training itself has the potential to scare the bejeezus out of...

Struggling With Getting Poop In The Potty?

Pooping difficulty is probably one of the most common issues when potty...

Positive Reinforcement vs. Bribery

Somewhere on the parenting pendulum swing, positive reinforcement and...

Q + A: Potty Training Multiples

QUESTION: How do I deal with potty training twins? What if one is getting it...

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My kid is 10 now, which means I’m 10 years into this steep freaking...

How Espresso Slowed Me Down And Changed Everything

Recently, I had a book signing in Minnesota (at Wild Rumpus,the best...

It’s Almost Bathing Suit Season…Are You Feeling Good?

I live in New England, which means we’ve had a HARD winter. And while...

Balance: How Do I “Do It All”?

At least once a day, I’m asked how I balance it all; homeschooling,...

The Most Radical Parenting Thing You Can Do

  I’m a rebel by nature. I don’t do what everyone else...

Let’s Bless The Sanctimonious Moms

Quick story. When I was in social work, I worked with dual diagnosis moms...

Parenting Lesson #2394: Shut Up More.

I’m on Day 6 of the worst case of laryngitis known to man. No voice. A...

Limit Testing

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about acting out and what that means with...

ARGH. I Could Scream.

  THIS. This article in the Washington Post. They call us helicopter...

And Then THIS Happened. (or, why I save for therapy and not college)

I’ve gone through my fair share of therapy (I probably went through...

The Kid Who Runs and Hides

Question: My son seems extremely shy or something. When I say it’s...

Meet Jenny Phelps; Fabulous Oh Crap Consultant

Our consultants aren’t just experts on pee and poop in the potty....

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My kid is 10 now, which means I’m 10 years into this steep freaking...

Meet Sarah Grover; Oh Crap Consultant Extraordinnaire

Sarah is a fabulous OCPT consultant. She came out the gates rearing to go,...

The #1 Reason Potty Training Has Gotten Harder

There are some HEATED opinions about potty training. Among them…the...