Listen to your child, not your mom or neighbor, for clues that it's time to potty train. It's tempting to follow the lead of your tot's best friend, but if he's not talking about needing to pee or wanting to go poo-poo on his own, he might not be ready to take the next step. Sure, some of the language might be a tad embarrassing, but it's important to talk about it. Not sure where to start? Head to your local library, and check out some cute books about potty training.
Wish I had heard this 45 yrs ago! This would have been easier if my son had been ready instead of me being ready!