As I’m writing this, our kids are sound asleep, but I’m wide awake. Isn’t that ironic? 1:30 in the morning and I’m wide awake. For years they were wide awake as infants, while all I wanted to do was go to sleep. 😉 I remember, when they were babies, how I worried about EVERYTHING: Did they sleep enough? Did they sleep too much? Did they eat enough? Did they poop enough? (yes, really… I worried about that, too).
Then they became toddlers. OK, just writing that reminded me of those sweet little (chubby) toddler hands! I LOVED to take their hand, open it up wide, fan their little fingers out and press it up against my cheek. I still do this with them, but now those hands take up most of my cheek. I remember worrying about things like: Do they still need one nap or two? Will they use the toilet soon? When will they talk so people can understand them? 🙂
I don’t think the worry ever stops, but I will say that I am so glad to have friends and family to talk to when I am worried about things. When I was about to start potty training our first son, I called my grandma, my mom and my aunt asking for any advice that they could give me. It was really funny because they ALL gave me the same advice.
My grandma had learned a method from her mother-in-law (my great-grandmother, Geraldine) that worked wonderfully.
She used it on her kids, and they used it on their kids.
This family potty training method had been passed down again & again until soon it was my turn to ask… and I was taught this family potty training method to train my children.
It had been used on every child in my family, for generations.
Over 20 children – all trained the same way. All trained before or on their second birthdays. All trained in 3 days or less. She was onto something!
(This was me with my mom… right after I was potty trained)
The teacher & developmental play therapist in me wanted to know more… why did it work so well? What made it so successful? Why didn’t everyone do this? Would it work for everyone this way?
It did… it worked for me four times with our children. It worked for my niece & nephew when we used the method on them. It worked on my friends when I shared it with them. I think that it worked because it was NOT stressful and it was a method that everyone could do.
Six years after I started potty training this way, I asked my grandma if I could share her method in a book, along with the research that I had done, to help other parents. Of course, she said yes. I worked on that book for years, interviewing parents and grandparents to find out just why it worked so well.
This book, Potty Train in a Weekend, soon became a best-seller, and it has been helping parents potty train their children ever since. I was thrilled that so many people could follow the advice of my grandmother and see success with their children (Although I can’t take too much of the credit- it’s a team thing, my family, myself, our kids, you & your kids!)
Fast forward to this week–>> I was talking to a dear friend, Holly Homer. She runs the blog, KidsActivities.com, and she is just the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. She’s a therapist, author, and teacher (she even home-schools her children). Oh- and she is also the mom of THREE boys. We have a lot in common.
She and I were talking about potty training, and I told her about my friend who had a hard time potty training her daughter because she didn’t have family close by and none of her friends were potty training at the same time that she was. She felt alone & confused. I didn’t know her at that time, but I wish I had because I would have been there to support her.
So, Holly & I thought of an idea–>>We are going to do a live ‘show’ where we will teach people all about potty training – every little tip, trick & tool that worked for us.
We gathered together ALL of the potty training materials that we had; we worked on creating printable cards, charts & books for you (we will send it to you when you sign up).It includes SO MANY great things!!
20+ printable routine cards like these…
List of top 10 Training Toilets
Evening Routing Charts
Morning Routine Charts like this one…
Not to mention everything else that we are including (that you can only see in the live show)
- It means that you’ll join us, in a private forum, for about an hour to talk about potty training.
- It means that afterward, we will answer your questions (No one will see them, except for the people in the private forum. You will not be on video… only we will. We will see your texts, but not your faces.)
- It means that you will be able to watch it over & over whenever you want.
- If you can’t make it, don’t worry… I’ll send you the replay!
- It means that we will be sending you many potty training materials that we have, including the cards, charts, books, tools that we’ve used, potty training songs, etc… We’ll tell you which potty chairs work, which underwear work best, which times are best to get started… everything you need.
- It means that we are here for you because potty training should not be stressful, so we want to make it simple for you.
- It means that you can say GOODBYE DIAPERS, HELLO UNDERWEAR because when we finish this one-hour training, you are going to have everything that you need to potty train your sweet child then & there.
- It means No more guessing or wondering. No more “what’s going to work?” No more hurdles, whatever they may be.
- It means that no matter where you are in your potty training journey (just starting, in the middle, done but facing some issues), we’re going to help.
- It means that this is going to work. You will be happy & your child will be proud.
If you want to join us (I hope that you do), just sign up here.
Ps- If you are interested, sign up before registration closes: