About Potty Whiz

I have a confession.  I am a bit of a type-A personality.  I do a little reading before I make any decision.  Okay I do a LOT of reading.  I read books, blogs, message boards and anything else I can get my hands on.  I talk to friends, parents, and people in the grocery store check-out line.  I drown myself with information and then try to find my way through the other side.  I view everything as a project… small or large.  I determine how I’m going to proceed, and then build a plan, make a schedule, or whatever else is required to implement my decision.

What does this have to do with potty training?

There is a lot of information out there about potty training.   From books and websites, to expensive programs and doctors, you have access to a lot of information.  I’m sure that your mom and mother-in-law also have some opinions to share.  Unfortunately there is a lot of conflicting advice, as well as bad advice, and it can be very confusing to both you and your child.  Never mind the fact that our children are all very different and there is truly no one-size-fits-all strategy.  Any source that tells you differently is misleading you.  The potty training plan has to be flexible, incorporate the child’s personality and incorporate your own preferences and situation.

When I told friends I wanted to potty train my first child when he was 20 months old, I got the following responses:

  • “boys are usually so late to potty train”
  • “that’s never going to work”
  • “why would you start so early!?  It’s just going to take longer because he’s not ready.”

When we aced potty training in just a few short days, everyone said “wow he’s so young, that’s crazy!” and wanted to know what we did.  That doesn’t mean we didn’t deal with accidents and regressions – everyone does.  I started sharing my ideas and suggestions with friends who were thrilled to see results with their own children.  Some of them had been working on training for months with little success, and I was able to help them turn things around in 1 weekend or week.  I had local moms begging me for help and offering to pay for consultation services so that I could help fix their potty training issues.  Recently my second child, a very different personality/temperament than my first, took to training very well also at the same age, although I had to change up my approach a bit to suit him.  Again, he saw success very quickly!

I decided recently to start blogging to try to share my own personal experiences and thoughts on the subject of potty training.  I have helped hundreds of parents like you with potty training.

Potty training, as with a lot of other things in parenting, can be difficult, but there is also a lot of pride and joy in leading your child through an important milestone in their life.  You are inspiring confidence and building their self-esteem.  I know that I can help provide information and advice to help you and your child succeed.  I also want to create an online community where we share ideas and help each other.

I am looking forward to helping you with your potty training journey.