You've made the commitment to start potty training your child, but didn't realize how frustrating it could be. Take a deep breath, you're not alone. Real-life moms and medical experts share their knowledge for overcoming common obstacles.
Grandparents, friends, and society flood parents with well-meaning advice, but how can Mom and Dad be sure they are receiving accurate information? With help from Dr. Andrew Adesman and his book "Baby Facts," we separate myths from reality.
Every child is different when it comes to when, how, and how quickly they learn to use the toilet. If you're like most parents, you'll seek potty training advice from friends, the doctor, and books, but remember: You'll only learn what's worked for other kids. Your own will train in his or her special way. Period. That said, reading about other people's experiences does help you get through this, uh, "learning process" with your sanity intact. So on that note, here's some potty talk.