Myth: Boys Are Harder To Potty Train
Apr11

Myth: Boys Are Harder To Potty Train

It’s a prevailing potty training myth. Boys are harder to train than girls. The first time I heard it was when I potty trained my own son at 22 months…waaaaay before I was The Poop Lady. I remember being surprised hearing it back then.  I still hear it so frequently, it no longer surprises me.  Let’s bust this myth right here, right now. Boys are NOT harder to train than girls. In fact, I find they are technically...

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The Kid Who Only Stands To Poop
Oct19

The Kid Who Only Stands To Poop

Sometimes you have this kid. The kid who stands to poop. She’s never squatted while in a diaper, at least to your knowledge.  Sometimes I get a client whose child doesn’t even poop in their sleep or supine position. It’s all standing poop for this child. Not to worry…this child will absolutely begin sitting to poop in short order. The tough part of the process for this child is the transition from standing to...

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Heading Into Preschool With The Newly Potty Trained
Sep02

Heading Into Preschool With The Newly Potty Trained

In the next couple of weeks, many parents will be sending their kids to preschool; this is almost a necessary step in education these days. Most preschools expect children to be fully potty trained. Many parents anxiously potty train their children in the weeks before but they can be filled with dread wondering how their children will do that first week. Here are my top 8 tips for stacking the odds for your child’s success 1. Be sure...

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Q + A:  Traveling With The Newly Potty Trained
Dec14

Q + A: Traveling With The Newly Potty Trained

‘Tis the season of travel and I often get this question in one form or another: QUESTION: My daughter is doing GREAT with potty training but we are going on a cross country plane ride next week. I’m concerned she’ll have to pee right at take off or landing. Or that the bathroom will be occupied. When she has to go, it’s NOW. ANSWER: Many people have to travel soon into potty training or live in remote areas...

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Autonomy And Potty Training
Sep12

Autonomy And Potty Training

Autonomy and potty training are practically synonymous. According to Webster, autonomy is simply defined as independence and freedom. Children CRAVE autonomy…as witnessed by the never ending “I do it myself!” But occasionally, I have a client with what I call “The Fantasy Kid”. This child is stuck in the zone of mom’s-got-this. Often, it’s not clear what exactly is going on but this child...

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