For the past two weeks, we’ve been dealing with what I consider my most difficult parenting task so far – potty training. At nearly 3 ½, Abbie still doesn’t have any desire to be one of the big kids and go on the potty. Seriously, potty training is not for the faint of heart.
But you guys – my daughter is stubborn as stubborn can be and she is fighting this change every step of the way. She likes things just the way they are, thank you very much. We have tried almost everything I can think of – rewards, frequent trips, bribes, distraction – nothing has worked so far. Honestly, it’s pretty frustrating. I know she has the ability to do it, but she just refuses – she gets that stubbornness from my side of the family.
This is where I am so thankful we decided to use Pull-Ups to start the potty training process, because they have made all of that bearable. It’s easy to get her to sit on the potty to try, yet if she has an accident it’s no big deal.
Curious as to if other people have this issue, I took the Potty Training personality test for Abbie – and she’s a turtle. Slow and wants to learn things at her own pace, which completely describes what we’re going through and why she’s fighting us. Persistence and support is what’s going to get us over the hump here, and we’ve just got to be patient. I also plan on trying some of these fun potty training games with Abbie and grabbing her a few more potty books to read – for her personality, the more it’s around, the better.
In the meantime, I’m just thankful we have Pull-Ups to learn with, and that I snagged a coupon for $2 off at Dollar General, making them a bit easier on the wallet. If you’re in the process of potty training with me, make sure you grab yours here!