Topic: potty training

Publicly Shaming Moms For Potty Training Accidents Isn’t Helping Anything

Publicly Shaming Moms For Potty Training Accidents Isn't Helping Anything

A Missouri mother is embarrassed and angry after a checker at a Dollar General store shamed her for what she considered to be an inappropriately dressed child. The two year-old was in underwear and a t-shirt at the time – her had mom changed her out of her wet clothes in the bathroom after a potty training accident. I don’t see the point of shaming a mother who is doing her best in a difficult situation. Mind your own business. More »

Stinking Rich NYC Parents Can Now Outsource Potty Training For A Mere $2000

Stinking Rich NYC Parents Can Now Outsource Potty Training For A Mere $2000

Is there any aspect of raising children wealthy New York City parents can’t outsource? I’m thinking the answer is “no.” Especially after this article I read about the newest trend in pillaging the pockets of rich parents – paying for potty training. For around $2,000, NYC Potting Training will have your diapered kid using a toilet in two days – or your money back. Just kidding! Not about the exorbitant price, about getting your money back. You can’t have your money back if your dumb kid can’t get the hang of this in 48 hours. Sorry. More »

In Defense of Elimination Communication

In Defense of Elimination Communication

And anyone who really practices EC knows it’s just that–a practice. It’s a way of engaging with, and teaching your child about one of life’s most basic things. Sure, there’s a level of “training the parent” that comes with it. Do more conventional methods of elimination in particular (and parenting, in general) leave you with any more shallow of a learning curve? I would think it’s all a challenge! Where you teach your kid to shit is, in the long run, a very small aspect of your relationship with your kid, but one that must be addressed at some point. More »

10 Parents Having Potty Training Problems From The Whisper App

10 Parents Having Potty Training Problems From The Whisper App

Potty training isn’t one of the most thrilling aspects of raising children. It isn’t like any of us jump up and down with glee, super excited we get to teach one of our kids to eliminate their bodily wastes in either an adult toilet or a plastic junior-sized one that may or may not play a happy little tune when the seat is lifted. Most of us don’t get super psyched about bodily functions, but seeing all these crybaby memes on the Whisper website makes me feel like some of these parents are just getting a bit too stressed out about potty training. More »

Alicia Silverstone, If You Believe You Potty-Trained Your Six-Month-Old I Have A Bridge To Sell You

Alicia Silverstone, If You Believe You Potty-Trained Your Six-Month-Old I Have A Bridge To Sell You

This method of potty training is not new. It’s called “elimination communication.” The idea is that your child was born ready to potty train and it’s your lazy Western reliance on environment-destroying disposable diapers that is getting in the way of your six-month-old’s natural inclination to use the actual toilet. In a nutshell. More »