Book Review: Potty Training Simplified by Lisa Campbell

Parenting is stressful. Just when you’ve figured out feeding, you have to learn how to deal with colic. When your little one has outgrown that colicky phase, there’s teething. And then your precious baby is suddenly mobile and you frantically run around wondering if there’s anything you’ve forgotten to babyproof.

And someday the topic of potty training comes up. There’s always a relative or a friend who’ll say, “Oh, your little one still runs around in diapers? My grandma’s cousin’s friend was diaper-free at 18 months and could do algebra at the age of three!”

Your stress level skyrockets. Is your child developing normally? When do you start potty training? How exactly do you do it? Also, why is everyone giving contradictory advice?

The truth is that only 25% of children are diaper-free when they’re two, but 98% master potty training by the age of three. So potty training is definitely doable. Just follow a professionally written, science-based guide such as this one, and you’ll be surprised by your child’s progress!

With this book, you will:

Know for sure when your child is ready for potty training!

Gain an overview of proven potty training methods and get to know the best one – Potty Training Simplified!

Help your child feel safe and comfortable during potty training

Learn how to deal with nighttime accidents (spoiler: they’re normal even when your little one is already dry during the day)

Expertly support your child’s development while letting them do things at their own pace!

In short, this is the only potty training book you’ll ever need in your parenting career!

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My Review

I chose to read this e-book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

It’s been close to 30 years since I had to do any potty training but since I have a young grandson who will be ready for potty training soon, I wanted to brush up on my knowledge so I’d be prepared for questions.

Potty Training Simplified lists the common ways of potty training, some of which are child led and others are parent led. Then it explains the author’s method of potty training. No matter which method you use, your child being ready is the most important thing. That is stressed throughout this book and is what I experienced as well.

Potty Training Simplified is short but informative. There were a couple of methods that really surprised me, and I can’t imagine using them! I think the author’s method is one of the better ones to choose from. Since this is our son’s first child, I plan on getting him a copy of this book in a few months.

About the Author

Lisa Campbell‘s Wicked trilogy is the only body of work written under this name. She continues to write novels using a pseudonym.

Ms. Campbell graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor Arts degree in English. She works part-time as an educator in the inner city schools. On the days when she is not working to inspire young minds, she likes to spend her spare time reading, plotting stories in her head, and trying out new recipes. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and young son.

Website: http://lisacampbellblog.com

Book Review & Giveaway: How to Raise a Smartass by Lucia Walinchus

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Book Description

How to Raise a Smart Ass is a funny, witty, rollicking ride through the joys of early parenthood. The so-titled “Best Butt Wiper in the World” delights audiences by recounting tales of ninja nurses, naughty knights, and super-duper poopers. Whether you’re a proud parent or you aspire to populate the world with tiny terrors of your own someday, this book will have you laughing out loud, or at a minimum buying lots of sanitizer. Kids are messy.

 

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My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book from the author.

How to Raise a Smart Ass is Lucia Walinchus’ memoir about having a baby and the early years of parenting. I love her sense of humor and her ability to put things in perspective.

I’m not sure how Lucia Walinchus was able to find time to write this memoir but she did a great job at sharing the joys and trials of the first years of parenting. And she brought back memories of the challenges such as what to do with your baby while you’re in the bathroom or changing a diaper just before an explosive poop, and starting all over again. Having a boy, I also learned how to change a diaper quickly so that I didn’t get an unexpected “shower.”

Any parent or parent to be will get a kick out of How to Raise a Smartass. I hope she does more of these as her children get older.

 

 

Author’s Bio

Lucia Walinchus is an award-winning journalist, author and ice hockey addict. She has written more than 500 articles for various publications throughout her career and was recently named to the 2016 Fulbright Berlin Capital Program. She has been featured as a guest speaker on CNN and is a contracted freelancer for the New York Times. Walinchus currently lives in Oklahoma because she enjoys wide, flat golf courses that make her think she isn’t actually that bad.

Upcoming event:  Lucia Walinchus will be a the Enid, Oklahoma Public Library at 11AM on Saturday, November 12th.

 

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter

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Giveaway

Prizes:

Win a copy of How To Raise a Smart Ass and/or a $25 GC to spend at My Spreadshirt Shop (5 winners – print for USA, ebook for int’l)

Ends Nov 12

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