Potty Training Is Easier When Children Are Younger

Letting a child older than 30 months soil and wet herself several times a day is an insult to the child’s intelligence.

Actually, it is easier to train a child at 20 months than it is to wait much past the child’s second birthday.

Ask yourself: Is it easier to house-train a 6-month-old puppy or a 1-year-old dog?

As the age at which toilet training begins has increased (by nearly a year in the last 50 years), so have toilet training problems.

In the mid-1950s, researchers at Harvard determined that nearly 90 percent of 24-month-olds in the U.S. had been successfully trained.

That so many of today’s 3-year-olds are still in diapers and “pull-ups” can only mean that today’s kids aren’t half as smart as kids were in my generation (and our parents never claimed we were gifted).

However, to learn that there are still intelligent children in the world, as evidenced by the following story:

The mother of a 27-month-old reads a magazine article about “readiness signs” and noting that her son displays none of them, decides to toilet train him. Yes, you read that right.

Mom promptly announced to her son that they had no more diapers; therefore, he would have to use a potty from then on. They went out together and bought a potty and big-boy underwear.

Read more at The Norman Transcript


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