got this in the mail the other day. we decided to go with the 1974 version because we like to kick it old school. i've just started reading it and find it highly amusing, being from '74 and all. so even if i can't potty train linc in less than a day, at least i'll have had a good read! so far my favorite excerpt (other than reading about the "profoundly retarded") is:
"When you will be praising your child during training, you will be telling him not only that you are pleased but also that others too will be pleased. To facilitate this, use the Friends-Who-Care procedure. Make up a list of all the persons and friends your child admires, such as Daddy, his big brothers and sisters, his grandfather, his aunt, the mailman, and the baby-sitter."
um, the mailman?? is there something mommy needs to tell daddy when we're including the mailman in the potty training process? i guess mailmen were the superheros of the 70's. lincoln probably does admire our mailman, since he drives a pickup.
the illustrations in this book are also fantastic; maybe i'll share a couple of those too at some point (that's a lot of work though, scanning and all).
i must get reading. and start looking for a doll - "the doll should be of the type that wets". anyone have one i can borrow?
anyone want to be included on the "Friends-Who-Care" list?