fear of the potty

Re: Help

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Individual experience. Results will vary.

Hi Lora

I am not sure why the email was received blank on your end. Cyber error I guess. Anyway my original questions are irrelevant now.

Today I completed the three day potty training on my 26 month old son. I want to thank you so much for your help through your ebook. It was a hard and tiring 3 days especially the first day but my son definitely knows when he needs to go potty and he is able to tell me before he goes. He even has been waking up dry after bed time and nap time. He still needs lots of practice though because he sometimes pee without letting me know he has to go. He is also still holding his pee and especially his bowel movements until he has no choice but to let it go. He gets really scared when he has to make a bowel movement, he is scared to do it in the potty and he is scared to do it in his underwear. It is also difficult getting him to sit on the potty after a nap when I know he needs to go and also before nap. I will keep at it for the rest of the week because he has made tremendous improvement over the last three days.

I have to tell you that I am nervous to take him out to church and other public places without pull-ups. I am nervous that he will have an accident or he may tell me right before he needs to go and I will not have time to get him to the washroom. Are you sure that I can take him out in just underwear?? Maybe I should start praying now that it will indeed work :)

I will definitely refer friends to your site and although he is not totally comfortable with the change, I think I do have bragging rights. Thank you.

Linda Griffith


Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Individual experience. Results will vary.


I just have to tell you “WOW” we had church today and I had to give it a lot
of thought not taking Bohdan because I wasn’t sure if he was ready (potty
training). Our service is 2 hours long and Bohdan stayed dry the whole time
(I was asking him to tell me if he needed to go) “WOW” My husband and I then
took the kids out for lunch where Bohdan told us three times he had to go to
the bathroom !!!!! By this evening Bohdan is actually tells us when he has
to go making it (4 pee’s and 2 poops on the potty this evening).

I can’t express how lost for words I am, I thought Bohdan would never get it
because of some main reason please see below,

  • Very stubborn
  • Still having a little bit of a hard time communicating
  • Was very afraid of the potty

But after reading your book and using the techniques, it made it easier than
I ever thought possible!!!!!! Don’t get me wrong the first day or two was a
little hard having to stay right with him and catching him in the middle of
accidents, everyone kept telling me he’s not going to get it, he’s too
young, he’s going through too many underwear, my favorite go to the store
and him pull-ups.

I stuck to my guns and told everyone not to use negative talk around Bohdan
and myself and that Bohdan was a very smart boy that just need the
confidence and his mama to understand and read his signs.

Thanks a million, I know everyday will be easier. My husband and I are going
to Mexico next weekend and my mom is very happy I did this now and is
prepared for any accidents and I will be ready for any set-back when we
return in 1 week.

Debbie Rotoff

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