According to eHow mom, here are some signs that your child might be ready for potty training:
• The ability to follow basic instructions
• Being able to verbalize words and phrases associated with going to the bathroom
• Keeping a dry diaper for two hours at a time
• Showing an interest in using the toilet
My personal experience as a mom tells me the last bullet point is crucial to effective potty training. If a child is not motivated, it’s simply not going to happen, and his is just not a war you want to get in to. It’s also important to understand that potty training has very little to do with cognitive development. If I recall, Albert Einstein was quite a lot older than “average” before he had any interest in taking on the challenge.
Katherine Generaux, Community Inclusion