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Potty Training Hastings MN

Next to walking and talking, becoming potty trained is a huge milestone in a child’s development. Help them master the porcelain throne with training books and aids that allow children a sense of ease and accomplishment when potty training. Check below for related information, products and services.

LeAnne R Schmidt
(651) 450-5898
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
National Certified Counselor

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LPP, LPC
(651) 882-6234
4660 Slater Rd., Suite
Saint Paul, MN
Counseling for couples, generally, and for infidelity, divorce. Family therapy, counseling for children & adolescents.

Karolyn Mengershausen
(952) 997-3020
Apple Valley, MN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
National Certified Counselor

Jill Carlson Zimmerman
(715) 386-9011
Hudson, WI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Mike Moller, PsyD, LP, ABPP
(715) 386-0856
900 Sixth St. North #102
Hudson, WI
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Doctor of Psychology-University of Saint ThomasBoard Certified Clinical Psychologist (ABPP)Fellow, American Academy of Clinical PsychologyNational Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (11/00)Americal Psychological Association-Member
Membership Organizations
Michael J. Moller, PsyD, LP, ABPP

Mary Ann Mings
(651) 470-9302
Farmington, MN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Christine Ubben, MA, LPC, LAMFT
(952) 288-4091
15025 Glazier Avenue, Ste. 236B,
Saint Paul, MN
Couples & marriage counseling, relationship concerns for individuals &families, parenting, life transitions, conflict.

Cindy Grajkowski
(715) 391-9909
Couples & Family Therapy Center
Hudson, WI
Couple/Marriage Counseling, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
School: Concordia University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Allison Heeter-Condon
(715) 941-4095
Couples and Family Therapy2217 Vine Street
Hudson, WI
Anxiety or Fears, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
School: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

John A. Bragstad Counseling LMFT, M.Div
(651) 308-1200
11550 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Lake Elmo, MN

Potty Training Accessories - Stand Up Toilet Training : Peter Potty

Peter Potty - Stand Up Toilet Training

Finally, a dad has invented a stand-up child-size urinal for toilet training little boys. The inventor, Scott Rote, is a dad who easily toilet trained two little girls but was hesitant about the upcoming battle he might go through with his third child - a boy.

In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics confirms the common wisdom that boys take longer to train than girls: the average toilet training age for boys is 35 months - a full 3 months later than girls. Rote wondered if there wasn't a better way and researched potty training accessories on the market, all of which encouraged training boys in a sitting position. This seemed odd, particularly since the majority of educators and practitioners say that the best way to teach children is to "model behavior."  

With this in mind, Rote, an industrial designer set out to find a potty training accessory to train boys by allowing them to stand. Rote's invention, the Peter Potty is a familiar shaped kids-size urinal, made out of lightweight hard plastic. It is not a toy, but a flushable stand-up toilet.

Quantitative research conducted independently of over 400 children shows that boys trained in a standing position reached success two months earlier. Since the majority of these ‘standing boys' were trained with a step stool/toilet method, the Peter Potty may make earlier success possible because of the features of this potty training accessory. Anecdotal evidence suggests perhaps as much as six months faster.

Whatever potty training accessory you may consider, look for the following characteristics:

  • Appealing to kids
  • Correct size-kids shouldn't be able to fall in
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Stable and secure

We like the Peter Potty because:

  • It's unique and interesting to kids.
  • The ‘real water flush' can be appealing and offers a reward for success.
  • There are no steps to climb, no fear of "falling in."
  • The size is right, adjustable for 18 months to 4 years and beyond.
  • It's simple to use and requires emptying only once per day.
  • It mimics dad's behavior and prepares kids for urinals in public facilities.

The Peter Potty also comes with hardware to secure to a wall to eliminate any fear of it tipping over. We would recommend this or keeping it in a safe spot, such as betwe...

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