A comment on potty training.

Nirmala - posted on 05/02/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hello,
I am a grandma of a sweet 5 year old grandson. He struggled with potty training and was only fully potty trained at 4 years and a bit. His struggles led me to write a potential book on potty training based loosely on his experience. I have another character in the book, a singing potty seat that plays a role in his being toilet trained. I submitted this to an editor for her views. Among her comments she said the following:
"Despite the subject matter of the book, I also think the use of the words “pee” and "poop" and “dirty” will cause many readers to leave bad reviews."

I was disappointed and felt well, that's it. But I never used the word "dirty," in my script. I got to thinking how thorough is she if she made such a glaring error.

It is a book about potty training, are the words, "poop" and "pee," that offensive?
Any comments from you new generation of mums will be greatly appreciated. If a lot of people feel that way, then maybe this Editor is right. Thanks
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Ev - posted on 05/02/2016

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I think the editor is wrong. Those are common words that children use when they have to use the bathroom. It is easy to say as well as to understand. I can not imagine a book where it is geared to kids between 2 and 4 for potty training using the words "urinate", "urination", "bowel movement", or "bm" for the same thing they use pee and poop for.

Nirmala - posted on 05/02/2016

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Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. Really appreciated your affirmation.

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