Twitter Party on Potty Training with The Potty Whisperer™

Join us every Thursday at 10am and Sundays at 2pm for our Fun Twitter Party where you can ask your Potty Whisperer™ and Hosts questions, Win Prizes and also enter for our Monthly Boot Camp Giveaway Contest!

What Is a Twitter Party?

A twitter party is a fast and fun virtual party, using the twitter platform. Usually held in the evening, twitter parties typically last 1-2 hours and are a wonderful way for people to connect and discuss a topic of choice. Most twitter parties have an expert panelist and party host to keep the party on topic.

How does a twitter party work?

Twitter users tweet with a specified Hashtag (#) for the party. The party host will announce the hashtag prior to the event. If you look at the twitter party calendar, parties are listed by the hashtag (#). Users use their tweet chat client to search for the hashtag and join in the conversation. Tweetdeck and Tweetgrid or HootSuite make following a twitter party much easier.

What are the benefits of attending a twitter party?
Twitter parties are a great way to connect with new friends using the power of social media. People get together for fun, friends and support. Often times twitter parties have some great prizes to give away.

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Twitter parties are a wonderful way to ignite conversation around your brand. A twitter party can generate thousands of tweets in under two hours. Twitter parties are an excellent way to introduce new products or services, start a conversation about your niche, or get better acquainted with an enthusiastic group of people.

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Constipation and Encopresis in Children

by P.O.T.T."Y" Generation® Staff Writers

What is constipation, and does it cause Encopresis?

Many people think of constipation as not passing a bowel movement every day. However, each person has his or her own schedule for bowel movements, and many healthy people do not have a bowel movement every day.
A constipated child might pass a bowel movement every third day or less often. Constipation implies not only infrequent bowel movements, but also having difficulty or experiencing pain when doing so. 
In most children with encopresis, the problem begins with painfully passing very large stools.
This may have happened long before the encopresis starts, and the child may not remember this when asked.
Over time, the child becomes reluctant to pass bowel movements and holds it in to avoid the pain. This “holding in” becomes a habit that often remains long after the constipation or pain with passing bowel movements has resolved.
As more and more stool collects in the child’s lower intestine (colon), the colon slowly stretches (sometimes called megacolon).

As the colon stretches more and more, the child loses the natural urge to pass a bowel movement.
Eventually, looser, partly formed stool from higher up in the intestine leaks around the large collection of harder, more formed stool at the bottom of the colon (rectum) and then leaks out of the anus (the opening from the rectum to the outside of the body).

Often in the beginning, only small amounts of stool leak out, producing streaks in the child’s underwear. Typically, parents assume the child isn’t wiping very well after passing a bowel movement and aren't concerned.

As time goes on, the child is less and less able to hold the stool in-more and more stool leaks, and eventually the child passes entire bowel movements into his or her underwear.
Often the child is not aware that he or she has passed a bowel movement.
Because the stool is not passing normally through the colon, it often becomes very dark and sticky and may have a very foul smell.

P.O.T.T."Y" Generations treats children with Encopresis and Soiling problems. For more information please contact us.

American Academy of Pediatrics

© 2012 WebMD

Communicating Toilet Training to a Special Needs Child

Communication is probably one of the biggest difficulties in teaching a special needs child how to potty train. 
If your child is ready for the most part , but they can't verbally tell you when they need to use the potty, then how will you ever know? 
Working hard at anticipating their needs without communication would be difficult and as you know can lead to accidents.
Here are a couple of sugestions from our clients to help you: 
  • Use sign language
    One of our clients experience: "We taught our twins some simple signs when they were little. One sign my oldest picked up right away was diaper, and the younger one pee. When it was time to start potty training our twins were not using much functional language, however with a few sign language words we got by. My oldest couldn't walk to the potty himself. He did sign for us when his diaper was wet or later on when his underwear were wet and we could work with that little bit of language to help him tell us when he needed to go. Learn more about teaching visually impaired babies sign language.
  • Use tangible symbols.
    If coordination may be an issue for your child are not able to use sign language, you may want to try using tangible symbols. Keep these symbols handy, and teach your child how to use them to communicate their need to use the potty by simply touching the symbol. A good symbol to use for the bathroom is a piece of remnant tile or an empty roll of toilet paper. Most bathrooms have tile in them somewhere and the tile will feel reminiscent of the toilet itself while the empty toilet paper roll can resemble the need to be clean.

The reward of having a child trained is so worth the journey of potty training. May you have a great experience and remember accidents are part of learning and journey itself.

Adriana Vermillion is the Founder and CEO of P.O.T.T."Y" Generation®, a Lead Trainer and Parenting Coach with over sixteen years of experience in training special needs children and coaching parents. Adriana is a freelance writer, author and a frequent motivational speaker available for your event at

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