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It's Time to Go! Toilet Training 101

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Using the toilet is one of the most significant skills your child must learn. But potty training can be a real struggle. How can you make it easier?
Air Date: June 26, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Laura Jana, MD
DrLauraJana 037Dr. Laura Jana is an Omaha-based pediatrician, health communicator, and the award-winning author of Heading Home with Your Newborn and Food Fights. Having first served as a consultant to Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Jana went on to co-found The Dr. Spock Company in 1999, and then subsequently founded her own company - Practical Parenting Consulting.

Recognized nationally for her ongoing efforts to promote healthy lifestyles for children and offer credible practical parenting advice to new and expectant parents, Dr. Jana serves as a media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics; is on the advisory board for American Baby magazine, The Walt Disney Internet Group and Nancy Snyderman's BeWell Expert Network; and serves as an expert consultant for academic organizations, non-profits, and major corporations such as P&G and Reckitt Benckhiser/Lysol.

Having spent several years as a parenting expert on Omaha's top morning radio program and as the parenting expert for Omaha's NBC affiliate, Dr. Jana is also the proud mother of three, a published children's book author and early literacy advocate, and the proud owner of Primrose School of Legacy – a nationally franchised, 200-student educational child care center.
It's Time to Go! Toilet Training 101
Using the toilet is one of the first and most significant skills your child must learn.

But do you teach it to them, or are they simply ready at certain ages?

In order for a toddler to be successfully potty trained, she needs to be able to sense the urge to go, be able to understand what the feeling means, and then be able to verbalize that she needs your help to make it to the toilet and actually GO.

This can be both an exciting and frustrating time for both parents and toddlers. However, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences you both will have, and you'll remember it forever.

Join special guest, Dr. Laura Jana, for the best ways to help your child through this milestone so that it is enjoyable for both of you.

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