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Toilet Training

How Do Parents Know When It's Time For Toilet Training?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I once read about a child who knocked on the bathroom door insisting, "Let me in! Let me in!" So, let him in! That child is ready for toilet training....

9 Cartoons That Prove Potty Training Is Literally A Crapshoot

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents

Potty training is some serious business. You read all the books, you learn all the methods, you talk to everyone about the best way to do it. Unfortun...

Why I Gave Up Potty Training My Son After One Day

Susan Maccarelli | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Susan Maccarelli

Just because you luxuriated in your potty training genius with one kid doesn't mean the next kid will be an equal boost to your ego.

Woman Allegedly Injured Toddler During Potty-Training 'Boot Camp'

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.23.2015 | Crime

A Maui woman is currently on trial for allegedly injuring a 17-month-old boy during a potty-training "boot camp." Maui News reports that on the mor...

How I Survived the Potty Training Process

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Potty training. Two words that strike fear into the heart of every parent. When my daughter was approaching 3 and still not even remotely interested in toilets or potties, we decided it was time to start.

Potty Training Positivity

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

I used to feel bad about my parenting whenever I heard a mom talk about how easy potty training was for her and how I should try her magical method that somehow magically did not work on my daughter.

Real Talk on Potty Training: Parents' 9 Worst Fears

Posted 06.14.2013 | Parents

They say you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. If this sounds like your experience as a parent training your toddler to us...

The Worst Kiddie Birthday Party (Ever!)

Candace Walsh | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Candace Walsh

Every parent, if they're honest, will admit that a particular stage of parenthood was especially challenging. For me, it wasn't infancy. It was hardest for me when the kids were in that in-between stage.

POLL: Would You Buy An iPotty?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Wait till you hear what it's called.

5 Things You Can Learn From My Potty-Training Saga | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents

There is no magical age when kids are suddenly primed to go potty; it's all about their readiness level, and it's not something you can push or even force.

Before They Invented Halloween

Michael Kupperman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Comedy
Michael Kupperman


The Untreated Epidemic Among Potty-Trained Kids

Steve Hodges, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Steve Hodges, M.D.

Toileting troubles may not be topic number one at your annual block party, but trust me: Probably one-third of the potty-trained kids on your street are constipated, and a huge number of them are having accidents and bedwetting episodes because of it.

Our Son Wouldn't Poop: One Year Of Toilet Training Hell | Posted 12.10.2011 | Parents

My 6-year-old son is amazing. I promise he’s cuter and smarter and funnier than any 6-year-old you know. Even your own. He’s just started kinderga...

Survivor 21: Infants vs. Senior Citizens: They Baffle Science!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

I've been complaining for a few weeks now that this season of Survivor has been tortuously dull. Well this week it bounced back with twists so bizarre that, in the words of my idol W.C. Fields: "They baffle science!"

Potty Training Our Daughter: Do We Have To?

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith C. Carroll

I'm giving serious consideration to boycotting potty training entirely. What's the worst that'll happen if I just stop trying to teach her? Even neglected kids eventually wear underwear without incident, right?

A Slow, Simple Approach to Potty Training at 15 Months Old (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

My 15-month-old asked to go poop last week. It sounds strange because I wasn't really trying to train her yet. Though I suppose in some ways I've been training her since day one.