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    Has anyone ever read this book? I just had a friend send me an excerpt from the book. The author says that daycare providers claim they can't take children to the bathroom every 30 to 60 minutes. She finds it to be BS and that parents should insist/make providers take their child every 30 minutes. Thoughts on his book? Have you had to deal with parents that have read it?
    Last edited by Alwaysgreener; 3 weeks ago.
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  • #2
    In a center, in a room with two teachers, in a program that offers potty training as a service, sure.

    I don't offer that service. Potty Training is a parental responsibility. I take them when they, themselves, ask.

    I offer many services centers can't or won't. There is a program out there to meet every family needs. It is their responsibility to go out and find it, not demand services that their program does not offer. Next.

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    • #3
      For me it’s not about having time to take a child every X amount of minutes.

      For me it’s that I don’t buy into the idea that taking a child to the toilet every X amount of minutes is a good method of training.

      Oh and the fact that toilet training is a parental responsibility.

      Like meals/snacks my responsibility is to have it available not to make them eat.
      I have a bathroom and support available but I won’t make them try/go.

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      • #4
        I don’t have a potty training policy. I didn’t think I would need one… but after finding this forum, I’m going to implement one at my contract renewal.

        I have no problem taking a child to the bathroom. My problem is that I feel like I am the only one working on potty training. I have one family that forced the child (3YO) into underwear and he won’t tell either of us when he has to go. He’ll go wherever he wants to. He either doesn’t know the sensation to go or he’s rebelling. I have now decided that as soon as any child comes in, they go into a diaper or pull up. If the child says they have to go, we’ll go. Otherwise, it’s diapers.

        I have one family that worked on potty training for several weeks maybe even a month at home before bringing the child to me in underwear. But they are on the same page as I am. If he tells me, we’ll go. If I’m not busy and I remember to ask, then I’ll take him.

        I have 5 other children to take care of. I’m certainly not going to take them all to sit on a toilet every 30 mins.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Blackcat31 View Post
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          For me it’s that I don’t buy into the idea that taking a child to the toilet every X amount of minutes is a good method of training.
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          This 100%

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Alwaysgreener View Post
            Thoughts on his book? Have you had to deal with parents that have read it?
            This is the first I've heard of this book so I haven't read it and as far as I know, none of my current parents have either. I've got a great group of parents. They're very respectful and know my job isn't an easy one. I can't imagine any of them trying to insist or "make" me do something I didn't feel I had the time to do. My first thought about the book is, "It's obvious the author has never worked as a family child care provider."

            It's one thing to ask politely but if a dcp insisted or tried to "make me" potty train her child, I'd hand her her 2 week notice. One of the parents here did ask about training her older child recently. I have both of her kids - an infant and a 3 year old. She knows both are a handful and she knows I have 2 other babies and 3 preschoolers in my care that are no picnic either. I told her I would try to support her efforts at potty training but that I couldn't do it consistently here right now. I suggested she start the process at home and that as the babies get older and a bit easier to manage and her older child has more practice using the toilet, I'd be happy to help. She totally understood and is working on it at home as far as I know.

            I think some authors stick things like that in their books to create controversy which creates social media buzz which they hope will equal more sales.
            Last edited by e.j.; 3 weeks ago.

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            • Sahm121
              Sahm121 commented
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              My first thought was ‘oh, your daycare provider must’ve thrown a party when they ended their relationship with you!’ Lol!

          • #7
            Originally posted by Alwaysgreener View Post
            Has anyone ever read this book? I just had a friend send me an excerpt from the book. The author says that daycare providers claim they can't take children to the bathroom every 30 to 60 minutes. She finds it to be BS and that parents should insist/make providers take their child every 30 minutes. Thoughts on his book? Have you had to deal with parents that have read it?
            What is the title of this book? Who is the author?

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Blackcat31 View Post

              What is the title of this book? Who is the author?
              If you go type in Oh crap potty traning book on amazon it comes up. I read this book, I loved this book. I actully took parts of it and shared it with my parents and said "We wont do it here, till you do THESE steps at home" Has worked great for all but one of our kids (a stubborn rainbow baby, with no rules and no bedtime. Mom tells us she goes to bed at 8. and he goes to bed whenever and whereever he feels like)

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              • #9
                let’s say a kid is at daycare 8 hours and every bathroom break is about 15 minutes, that means the child will be in the bathroom the whole day?
                so at 8am-8:15, 8:45-9am, 9:30-9:45, 10:15-10:30 etc. When am I supposed to feed the child? Do any activities? OR watch any other kids?

                basically it’s not teaching the kid anything except that they may sometimes pee if they sit on the toilet

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                • Alwaysgreener
                  Alwaysgreener commented
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                  Not to mention that I had 3 kids last fall potty training at the same time.

              • #10
                I am always leery of books that are written and sold as a guides or how-to books when the author hasn’t been on that side of things. kwim?
                Parent books/guides written by a parent..…
                Books about what child care providers can/can’t do if you’ve never been a provider…
                Imagine buying a guide book on how to climb Mount Everest by someone who’s never climbed anything

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                • Gemma
                  Gemma commented
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                  Very good point!
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