By: Sloane Hughes
I don ‘t have any kids and I get baby fever in the sense that the thought of being responsible for a tiny human makes me break into a sweat, so suffice to say I am thoroughly impressed and amazed by people who are parents. Literally no aspect of that looks easy or fun. Babies are pure chaos with zero skills. Like a lump of clay that periodically explodes and you have to figure out why it ‘s exploding and also still form it into a recognizable being. In short, a nightmare.
I have, however, had dogs. Which I understand isn ‘t the same thing, but there are some similarities. Potty training, for instance. Honestly the only difference is you teach one to shit in a toilet and the other to shit outside. I assume you also reward babies with treats and head scratches but I don ‘t know for sure. Housebreaking both dogs and humans can be an incredibly difficult process that is not fun for either party, as well as extremely messy and gross. With dogs, I know that some people rub their dog ‘s nose in it if they have an accident in the house, but in my opinion that ‘s just mean. I can ‘t say how well this approach would work for potty training a toddler, but if someone could test it out and tell me how it goes I ‘m kind of curious.
This training tactic probably isn ‘t featured in any parenting handbooks but it ‘s definitely a winner.
Normally I ‘d say this sort of thing is extra as hell, and it is, but when it comes to dealing with actual human poop these measures are definitely warranted.
At the end of the day, you wanna set your kids up for success, and this mom ‘s approach to potty training is certainly giving her kid a small margin of error.