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The No-Cry Potty Training Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Child Say Good-Bye to Diapers (Pantley) Paperback – August 28, 2006
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During my potty training of my daughter, I had some stress and no patience. After reading this book I realized that I needed to control my patience, and once I did and had the correct tools it did not take long at all for my daughter to succeed, and with few accidents.
Elizabeth Pantley gives you creative ideas to help along the potty process, my favorite (and my daughters) was a box of wrapped little presents (i.e., play dough, crayons, coloring book) and whenever my daughter used the potty she got a gift. She loved that positive reinforcement!!
Another great thing in the book is a quiz about Potty Readiness that you can take from the beginning to see where your child is on the potty training.
From a mother of 2 with 1 successful potty trained daughter, and a son who will be starting within the next year, I highly recommend The No-Cry Potty Solution book from Elizabeth Pantley to all the moms and dads who are getting ready to start the potty training and even for the expecting moms to have something GOOD to look forward too.
Mother of 2
The book is based on her experience as a parent. She gives a couple of feel-good options, then just explains that every child is different and you should do what works for you. This book does not offer a plan, nor does is give many facts. It is completely based on the opinion of the author and does not include any research to back up her opinions. I found myself continually asking "why?" to things that she says, and not receiving an answer.
Most of what was in this book is easily found on the internet with a simple Google search. The one thing that I will take from the book is a reminder that potty-training takes time, like everything else children learn.
One thing I liked about the book was that it had pictures of children using the potty that I could show my daughter. I wish, though, that she had not included the picture of the boy unraveling all the toilet paper, or the girl with the potty seat on her head!
There are a total of 9 chapters in this book with a set of quick guide summaries in the beginning. The first chapter sets the philosophical tone of the book. It tries to make you understand your child's perspective and show you how difficult and complex potty training is. It claims that potty training is rarely achieved in that short amount of time and that it typically takes months.
The second chapter has a fairly comprehensive quiz on readiness that spans several pages. Even if your child is not yet ready for potty training, there is still quite a lot that you can do beforehand to get your child prepared, and this is discussed in Chapter 3.
The meat of the book is in Chapter 5, and that chapter is accurately entitled "A Menu of Potty Training Ideas". Indeed, the author gives us many ideas about potty training. Too many in my opinion. When there are so many options and every way can be the right way, I am left lost as to what I should do.
The remainder of the book discusses bed wetting and common problems & questions with the last chapter on bathroom safety.
One particularly useful insight presented in this book is that it doesn't matter when you start potty training, the end time is usually the same.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very basic information, not really any new or different ideas. Not really worth the money.Published 11 months ago by Tony L. Telck
I love the more relaxed way of potty training and I have not seen another book like this so I am glad I picked it up.Published 13 months ago by Sassy
As usual, all the advice from Pantley is practical but at the same time, really taking care of the capabilities and emotions of children.Published 13 months ago by Marcela Rendón
I'm a HUGE fan of Elizabeth Pantley. She has helped in raising our children in SO MANY WAYS.
I'm in the midst of trying to get a very strong willed, almost three year... Read more
We are getting ready to potty-train our 18-month-old son. I loved The No-Cry Sleep Solution, so it was a no-brainer for me to read this one. Read morePublished 16 months ago by johnandShannon Ganshorn
I liked this book but frankly there wasn't any 'new' or inventive info in here. I was hoping it would maybe provide some insight for my slow to potty train three year old daughter... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Celina F.