After eight children, Kate Gosselin knows at least eight things about raising the little buggers.
And one of the big steps in raising a child is teaching them how to use a toilet!
Here's what she wrote on the subject in her blog:
"So many of you over the years have asked me about potty training — and since it's a topic that all moms, at some point, find themselves reading, listening, and asking a lot about, I thought I'd walk you through my experiences on the subject. It's definitely nerve wracking for everyone and can be very frustrating if you're not prepared and aren't in the right mind set."
How does one get in the right mind set? Well, reading Kate's blog is a good start!
"First, I made sure each of my children was old enough and understood the concept. I found that my older two were ready at the same time, at 2 years old, but with my six, even though they were all the same age, I potty trained them in groups — six months apart. The girls understood and wanted to learn a little after they turned 2, while my boys needed more time and potty trained closer to age 3."
Her post offers so much insight and wisdom. We are so grateful for her generosity in sharing knowledge that she is privy to.
Kate G. concluded the post with:
"Lastly, I always tried to stay calm and not get upset when accidents happened, no matter where. It's very important that potty training is a GOOD and positive experience, no matter what, or it could turn into a battle of the wills which could cause a crappy (sorry, had to) result!"
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