A funny thing occurred to me recently. A mama at one of my workshops brought up rewards for potty training. I don't care for using rewards to potty train, for a myriad of reasons I list here. I was giving my no-rewards reasoning and this mama was pretty adamant about wanting to use rewards. "All…

Fear of Public Restrooms

Reader Question: My son is petrified of using public restrooms. Am I destined to drive around with a potty in the back of my car for the rest of his childhood? Public Restrooms. Gross. And scary for the littles. When we look at this through toddler eyes, public restrooms really can be horrible. Most restrooms…

Most children who have a strong reaction to potty training are having a reaction to the TRANSITION. Going from wearing a snug, cozy diaper, keeping all your business close to your body to wearing nothing and letting it all go in the toilet is a HUGE transition. For kids with a diagnosis, particularly "on the…

Let's talk about screen time and potty training. This post is NOT about how much, how little, or any personal feelings about screen time and your littles.  This post is about some pitfalls that can happen when your child is viewing any screen (TV, movies, phone, camera roll, games, or anything else I haven't thought…