Potty training is often more frustrating for the parent than it is for the child.
For your child, it’s like learning to drive when they’ve never been in the driver’s seat before. Actually, it’s more like learning to drive when you’ve never even been in a car before.
It’s difficult. And often times, disgusting. (Okay, that last part doesn’t really fit the car analogy.)
This is one of the areas where parents express the greatest amount of impatience…which makes sense, because changing diapers is awful.
Patience is important, however.
To help you along, here are 5 ugly (yet important and helpful) facts that you should understand when attempting to potty train your child.