“So far it’s working out okay. I don’t have really high hopes of it all the sudden clicking for her, she is still pretty young, but I am happy for the dozen or so pees we’ve gotten”
So how on earth is this pushing? I have not EVER pushed my kid to do anything she is not ready to do. She still naps a couple of times a day. I haven’t made her give up anything so far. She quit nursing on her own. I never pushed her to crawl, or to walk, and other than pointing out words and showing her pictures, I never pushed her to talk.
I must really seem like some huge monster if it appears that putting her on the potty would be SO aggressive as to harm her? Maybe this blog is coming across as something different from reality, but I assure you that I’m not scarring her for life by tossing her up on the toilet a couple of times a day. As for not ‘interrupting her play’, well I would interrupt her play to change her diaper, anyway, so it’s not really any different on that score, and she seems to enjoy sitting on the potty.
It’s a learning curve, for everyone. I do the best I can.