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Q+A: My Daughter's Preschool Requires Kids to Be Potty Trained, but She's Not

Q. My daughter, Lindsay, who just turned 3, got accepted by a preschool that requires kids to be potty trained. She uses the potty only a little bit. What can I do?
-- Pam Hansell, Levittown, Pennsylvania

A. "It's always best to be honest with the staff," says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for the Knowledge Learning Corporation, which oversees KinderCare preschools. "Let them know that your daughter is newly trained and will need frequent reminders and encouragement. Most preschool teachers are accustomed to working with kids who've just turned 3 and are still learning to make using the toilet a regular habit."

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