Let’s Get This Potty Started!
The thought of teaching a small child to put their poopy in the potty can strike fear into the heart of even a seasoned parent. One thing is for sure: the advice and support you get along the way can make the difference between laughter and tears (and not just your child’s!).
There’s no better guide to this major parenting rite of passage than Dr. Heather Wittenberg. Dr. Heather is a hands-on mom of four who also happens to be a psychologist and nationally recognized parenting expert—she’s someone who really gets why you need to step outside and breathe, but also has an arsenal of research-backed tips, tricks, and words of encouragement to help you keep your eye on the diaper-free prize.
Let’s Get This Potty Started offers a full complement of potty-training tools, from common readiness signs, to tailored strategies for different kid-personalities and different sexes, to secret-weapon parenting scripts for tricky moments. It also gives parents answers to common questions they’re sometimes afraid to ask: Do potty bribes really work? What about potty boot camps? And: Help! My son has to be potty trained by the time he enters preschool—what now?
This clearly organized, easy-to-read potty-training road map is the first in a series of “Dr. Heather” e-books that combines developmental research and the know-how of a mom-in-the-trenches to help you sail over parenting’s most common hurdles. Remember, they don’t call them milestones for nothing!
“Calling all parents who are about to embark on the wild adventure of potty training their child—this is your must-read! With authoritative practical advice, playful tips, and a spirit of connection and love, Dr. Wittenberg gives us an easy-to-read gem of a resource that can lead your family to a diaper-free finish line with minimal fuss — and a big helping of laughter. Enthusiastically recommended.”
Anthony T. DeBenedet, MD, co-author of The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It