Saturday, September 26, 2015

More Parents Turning to Alternative Potty Training Methods.....

Jacksonville, FL-Despite decades of scientific advancements in our understanding of human waste elimination across the lifespan, and in the most efficient and developmentally appropriate means of teaching young children to use the toilet, a growing number of parents are turning to more natural alternative methods of potty training.
A human child, forced to suffer through the indignity of a conventional symptom-based potty training method, shown here developing learned helplessness and probably PTSD
"It's easy to assume that a child requires a restrictive and regimented training method because they are small and uncoordinated, or that they have a limited capability to communicate," Barbara Pennock, Head Instructor at Jacksonville's Freecheeks Potty Training Center, explained. "And that's exactly what those ivory tower eggheads from Big Potty want you to believe. But today's savvy parent is wisely considering his or her options before simply going along with a conventional method that may not approach the process holistically."

Pennock admits that the Freecheeks method, with its focus on the root cause of persistent infantile incontinence rather than simply the end result, isn't for every family. But she believes that it is for parents who are willing to listen to what their young children have to say about their own personal elimination functions. And according to her, the process couldn't be simpler as long as you do it exactly as recommended without exception. "You'll need a garden hose and enough newspaper to cover the floors of your house. But what you won't need is any more diapers!"

Carl Reed, a pediatric gastroenterology expert and parent of five human children, isn't sold on what he considers unproven toilet training methods. "In my opinion, calling a method alternative is just a marketing term that implies equal footing in regards to supporting evidence. In reality, there are no conventional or alternative potty training modalities, only those that work and those that do not."

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