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Potty Genius Blog — Common Potty Training Problems

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The Never Ending Need for Patience


It was Thanksgiving day, and my family was making the nearly two-hour drive to my father-in-law’s house. He lives in a rural part of Virginia, so while the trip there is filled with beautiful scenery, it lacks things like gas stations, rest stops, and fast food restaurants. We’ve made the trip so many times, though, we know where to stop. There is a large gas station about halfway through the trip that makes for a good break for everyone, a place to fill up on gas, grab a drink, and yes, go to the bathroom. On this particular trip, we made our usual stop. My 4-year-old daughter — the main reason for our stop — said she didn’t need to go to the bathroom. We took her at her word and carried on down the road. Ten minutes later, of course, she said she now had to go.

by David Stegon
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6 Tips for Surviving Potty Training Tantrums


As dreaded as they are, temper tantrums are a normal part of toddlerhood. Every toddler is going to have a tantrum every now and then, and many toddlers have them regularly. So what to do when toilet training leads to a dreaded emotional outburst? Below are 6 tips for surviving toilet temper tantrums:

by Brittany Tacket, MA

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