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helpful book for reluctant potty users
on September 27, 2011
One of my twins was refusing to sit on the potty, yet preschool was starting soon and we were looking for some suggestions on getting her potty trained. The pediatrician had said that she was capable of using the potty now that she was over 3, but that it was a matter of motivating her to do so. I was so glad to have found this book! We had read several potty books to the kids over the past few months, but this one was different. It specifically deals with kids who don't want to use the toilet. I read my kids the "Going Peepee" story first and they asked me to read it over and over. There were a couple of messages in the story that really made an impact on my potty-resistant child: 1)EVERYONE has to go pee many times each day 2)learning new things can be hard, but we still do them, such as washing hands, brushing teeth, and learning to pee. The accompanying illustrations for these pages really got my kids' attention and they wanted to look at the story on their own for long periods of time and talk about what they saw. The guidelines for parents at the back of the book were also helpful. We didn't do a surprise potty box, but did buy a special fairy doll that could only be played with while sitting on the potty. We had been trying to potty train for a few weeks and had lots of accidents, and one child refusing to sit on the potty. After two days with this book, she finally sat! She potty trained within 3 days, and seven weeks later is still doing great. The second story for kids, "Going Poop", grabbed my kids' attention too, especially the diagram of how liquids and foods pass through the body. We read this one aloud to the kids several days after the pee story. Both stories provide a lot of information in an easily accessible narrative for kids. This book is based on the author's many years of experience working with young children and their parents. I highly recommend it for anyone with a child who is resisting potty training!