Potty Training: The Underrated Lesson

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.”

-Thomas Carlyle

The end of the size 5 diapers is nearing. I can sense the journey from messy diapers to the porcelain throne is almost over. Just a few more steps or accidents and we’re there….right?

This whole potty training period will go down as the toughest lessons for my first born boy and me. It’s been a roller coaster experience of patience, surprise, disgust, confusion, worry, doubt and victory.

It would be an embarrassing topic if it weren’t such a monumental step in life for a child and difficult lesson to teach for parents.