In the past your experience with potty training may have looked like this:
You decide to potty train your toddler or preschooler, because you want him to be independent and confident. And pocket those savings!
You learned that many of your friends have been successful at it.
So, you think of trying it.…
Mentally prepare yourself for the upcoming challenge and let your
mind chatter shut down all negativity.
The day arrives and you’re ready to channel your inner Mary Poppins - full of enthusiasm and encouragement.
Primed to be THE mom that other moms talk about with envy — instead of the one who opts to delay the training until “her toddler’s ready.”
Buuuuut…. things take a downturn.
After 12 hours, soiled underwear, and getting on your knees for the umpteenth time to clean a puddle of pee on the kitchen floor…
Your #miraclemornings have turned into #middaymeltdowns
“I’ll try again next month.”
And with renewed optimism you dive into attempt # 2 (read: few weeks or months later)....
…. However, it’s a repeat of the first attempt with double the mess and frustration….
…. Your determination gradually replaced with diffidence….
… With these thoughts racing in your head: