I have three kids. Every single one of them was different when it came to potty training.
One of them was extremely strong-willed and I fought a long hard battle to get her trained early on before another baby was born, one was easy going + didn’t really care either way and trained by age 2.5 to pee AND poop, and one was super stubborn! LOL
I don’t claim to be an expert because I just winged it and felt like I had a different approach each time, but I get questions from readers asking me things all the time like:
- When should a child be fully potty trained?
- How do you know when your child (girl or boy) is ready to go to the potty?
- How do you potty train a strong-willed child?
- My child is resistant to going potty. What can I do? Is this normal?
- I have a defiant and/or difficult toddler who REFUSES to go potty. Can I force him to learn?
And on and on and on!
Everyone wants to know the straight answer!
I’m always in awe of moms who says they can potty train in 3 days.
Especially someone who could help with little toddler boys!
I went searching for someone to highlight on my blog who can teach you how to do that, and I found her!
Someone Who Can Teach You How to Potty Train FAST
Her name is Becky Mansfield, and she trained her FOUR KIDS in a long weekend and wrote down all of her methods in this book:
Potty Training Doesn’t Have to Be Hard OR Frustrating!
It took me so long to train my oldest (months), almost as long to train my second child (a girl), and with my third (a boy)? Well, I just didn’t even bother training him until he asked. LOL I was SO OVER it by that point.
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that method since it’s kinda embarrassing explaining that your 3-year-old toddler boy doesn’t use the potty because you don’t feel like training him yet!!
I realize now that it’s certainly possible potty train your child THIS weekend if you have the right information. This book has helped countless families potty train their children.
Grab your copy of Potty Train in Weekend and then come back and tell me how it went!
How to Potty Train a Stubborn Boy or Girl Step by Step
This is a POSITIVE, proven method of potty training that works for children as young as 15 months old…Becky trained all of her kids before the age of 2 using these methods.
If 2.5 to 3-year-old who isn’t potty trained yet, you DEFINITELY need this training.
Some of us just have those spirited children, and we need all the help we can get. If your child is strong-willed, you KNOW WHAT I MEAN! 🙂
I think Potty Train in a Weekend is especially perfect for strong willed children because it’s a simple plan they can understand. Strong willed children thrive on structure, even when it comes to using the bathroom.
I really wish I had had this book for my oldest because she was the strongest willed of all. Holy moly did we ever fight about her pooping on the potty!
What to Do WHEN Your Toddler Regresses
The hardest part of potty training – in my experience – is the regression (i.e. they don’t want to use the potty anymore or just have a ton of accidents).
When I trained my oldest, she regressed when my second child was born.
Then when I trained my second, she regressed when my third child was born.
It was an extremely frustrating thing to experience! I’ve heard that this happens EVEN IF another baby is not present to mess with their emotions. I guess it’s just super common!
Becky’s book addresses this issue head on:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can’t say it enough! This worked just as you said. She even regressed when you said that she would, but I stuck to your plan and we are TRAINED! I am forever grateful!”
~ Jessica Campbell, South Carolina
If you want to learn from someone who really knows what they’re doing AND has taught HUNDREDS of other moms, I highly recommend Becky’s book, Potty Train in a Weekend.
Best of luck!! You can do this. 🙂
Potty Train in a Weekend FAQ
Several people have asked me exactly what’s included in this book. Here’s a look at what you’ll learn:
- Potty Training Methods
- Day by day training for three days IN DETAIL
- How to fix the issue of a child peeing but NOT pooping on the potty
- How to approach rewards
- What you should do if your child regresses
- Sitting vs Standing for boys
- Ways to train your child while you are out and about
- How to choose the perfect potty chair
- How to train a child with developmental delays (so important for so many people!)
- And much much more!
I promise you it’s a COMPREHENSIVE book! And for $9.99, what do you have to lose?!
More Potty Training Information & Resources
- How to Know It’s Time to Start Potty Training – If you’re not sure whether or not your defiant child is ready to be trained in the first place, this article may help.
- Plastic Potty Training Seat with Steps – This will help your little one use the big toilet
- Super Adorable SOFT Rabbit Toilet Seat for Kids – This is very similar to the kind of seat we used!
- Magnetic Potty Training Chart – We didn’t use one of these, but I know people who’ve had success with it! Great if you want a gentle, child-led approach to the process.