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Toilet Training for Adults
Toilet Training for Adults | How To Adult
Trading the kid-size potty for the adult-size toilet. Around the age of 3, most children are already toilet trained. But many of these toddlers have been trained on a kids' potty and may not be familiar with a regular toilet. It's also around this time that many children start preschool or begin spending time at other kids' houses -- where kiddie potties aren't always present.
Introducing the Adult-Size Toilet
The one question that would get work colleagues more animated than any other in an office I once worked at was not about love, or sex, or even the previous night's reality TV judgement, it was about going to the toilet. People stood up from their stations, gathered round and pondered this question. Bar one bloke who dismissed the issue with: "Why not, when you gotta go, you gotta go", the answers from the women in the room were unanimous. We all do it, it's part of the human experience, so why is defecation shrouded in such secrecy? In his research on the subject, University of Melbourne professor Nick Haslam and author of new book Psychology in the Bathroom published by Palgrave Macmillan found that women tend to be more disgusted than men by bodily waste.
The NFXF website has several articles on the topic of toilet training. They are mostly focused on introducing toilet training activities to younger children. It has been assumed that children of all ages would benefit from the same strategies, and if they were not initially successful with them, they may never make progress in toilet training. Experience has shown these assumptions to be inaccurate.