Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training? Here's How to Know!

Toilet training is like any other big milestone, it's hard to know when your child's ready to take the next big leap. Here's how you can tell it's time to ditch the diapers (15 Photos)

Patty Onderko on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:23PM

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Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training? Here's How to Know!

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She Can Say "No!"

Believe it or not, being able to say “no” is integral to teaching your kid to use the potty. “Toilet training must engage your child’s will,” says Joshua Sparrow, M.D., a child psychiatrist and co-author of Toilet Training: The Brazelton Way. “Saying ‘no’ is a sign that he can express his will.”

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