THE Best Potty Training Method
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Jamie Glowacki is an internationally recognized potty training and parenting expert. Her two former careers as social worker and circus performer make her uniquely qualified to deal with toddlers and poop. She is the author of Oh Crap!
A book about pooping that contains a semi-curse in the title seemed about right for me. So about a month and a half ago I bought my PDF and read through it. For a book about something kind of gross and tedious, it's a fun read, and Glowacki has some interesting points and perspectives in it that I'd never considered before. I dutifully took notes and informed my husband that this would be the way we'd be doing things in a few weeks. He dutifully listened, and then about 36 hours into training I started throwing away what I'd learned.
A fter having potty trained my first five kids, I had decided that potty training was surely the armpit of parenting. But all that changed with my sixth. My oldest is autistic. That, coupled with no prior experience, made for potty training hell. My second was born shortly after my first, and I spent so much time trying to figure out what my firstborn needed and become an expert in his disability and keep him from hurting her that potty training was not on my radar.