(MOBILE, Ala.) - It's a struggle for many parents potty training a child.
For working parents, its an added stress if your child care worker is not on the same page as you.
So, what do you do to make sure you and whoever watches your child, whether it's a babysitter or at a daycare, are working together to reach your goal?
Dr. Robert Rux, a Magnolia Springs Pediatrician, says it comes down to talking openly.
"Establish a good line of communication talk to your caretaker about what you want and to establish your expectations in potty training. Potty training can be very frustrating. Sometimes these kids can get mixed messages. Pick up on cues from your child to see if they're ready to be potty trained," says Dr. Rux.
Potty training isn't an easy job, don't get frustrated! Doctors say every child is different, and they will get potty trained.
Doctors also say sometimes your child will do better potty training with a caretaker.
The reason, kids are very smart! Sometimes they feel they can manipulate their parents to get away with more, where they can't with a caretaker.