potty training

United States
July 30, 2009 4:43am CST
Does anyone have kids? What is the best way you have potty trained your child? Have you had a hard time training your child? My daughter is potty training her daughter and she will be 2 next month. I tried potty training my kids way before 2 years old. But some kids have a hard time being trained.
1 response
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Every child is different and realizing when they are ready is the big thing. Some children can potty train as young as one while other as late as four. They show the signs and if you recognize them then thats where to start. Its hard to say the right way to potty train because there are different tactics. Some prefer to do reward systems while other dont. I think starting at two is a reasonable time but some are not ready till three. Also you may get it where the child pee's in the potty but doesn't do other business in the potty. Some of these things can scare a child or make them feel pressured. Patience is a number one rule and realizing mistakes are going to happen.
• United States
31 Jul 09
Very true. My grand daughter is finally learning how to potty train now. And her mom praises her for doing a good job and gives her change to put in her piggy bank every time she uses the potty. I am not sure if she has tried number 2 in the potty yet but number one I know she has. Some guy my daughter was dating was so rude to my grand daughter and my grand daughter disliked him for it. And I told my daughter I don't ever want him around her again and he wasn't allowed back at my house know more and he wasn't.