There’s no sugar coating a turd, as my southern husband likes to say. Which seems an appropriate way to say there’s nothing even remotely good or happy about potty-training a toddler. We started off bribing my older daughter with treats and rewards and ended up taking things away when the former didn’t work out. The latter worked, but not before we all cried in a pretty ugly way each time nature called.
RELATED: 10 Epic Parenting Mistakes