January 13, 2014. San Jose, California. Today I took the plunge with Hazel into potty training. It started out with her screaming for a diaper and refusing to put on the underwear. In a desperate move before throwing in the towel, I turned on this YouTube video of a mother training her two-year-old daughter and it grabbed Hazel's attention. After watching this video two or three times Hazel got the encouragement she needed to proceed. Her first success (and attempt) came with me holding her down on the potty after chasing her through the house as she was running for the door crying for a diaper. Poor girl...she was just scared. But success got her excited and gave her confidence, leading to more success throughout the day. We're so proud of you Hazel! You've conquered another fear.
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