If potty training itself has the potential to scare the bejeezus out of parents, then night training has the potential to cause full blown panic attacks. WAKE A SLEEPING CHILD? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I get parents practically shouting at me through the internet. So of course, the next question then becomes, is night training…

Pooping difficulty is probably one of the most common issues when potty training.  There's a million different specifics but the gist is a child who's doing well with pee and for some reason, just can't let go of that poop in the potty. It can look like fear. It can look like a power struggle.…

Somewhere on the parenting pendulum swing, positive reinforcement and bribery have gotten wildly confused. They are not the same thing. The term positive reinforcement hit the mainstream maybe around 30 years ago. It was decidedly not in vogue when I was little and I'm 47.  Before this term became a household phrase, parents tended to…