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By KEVIN COWHERD | February 6, 1995
The phone call found me in the newsroom, staring blankly at the empty screen of a computer and wondering if the time had arrived to think about a career change, possibly running a small deli."
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
I have a 2-year-old female pit bull and a 13-year-old male husky mix. They are house-trained. However, the pit continues to urinate on my living room and dining room carpet. We took up the old carpet and treated the subfloor with Urine Destroyer, but she has gone on the new carpet in different places. She does know that it is wrong because she hides and is contrite when confronted. Can you help? In my way of thinking, a truly house-trained dog will never eliminate in the house, no matter what, until you take them out to specifically do so (excluding medical conditions or parasites)
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By Kevin Cowherd | February 25, 1994
Even though I recommend that you not stop over to see it, this is a very exciting time in my house as we go through the potty training of our 2-year-old.Unfortunately, the 2-year-old himself does not seem terribly excited about the whole business and has pretty much decided not to participate.In fact, he seems content to remain in diapers until he's, oh, 17 or so, which is why I suggest that you not visit us for a while. A teen-ager wandering around the house in a Nirvana T-shirt and Pampers -- I don't think anyone wants to see that.
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By KATE SHATZKIN and KATE SHATZKIN,kate.shatzkin@baltsun.com | November 3, 2008
CKisMom wanted advice on nighttime potty training for her 3 1/2 -year-old, who uses the bathroom by himself during the day but still needs a pull-up at night. He doesn't drink much before bed and uses the bathroom before lights out, but isn't staying dry. Dr. Katherine Hopkins, a pediatrician with Box Hill Pediatrics in Abingdon, says it's common for kids to wet the bed until they're as old as 7. "If there is a family history of bedwetting, then a later age for night-time control is common," she wrote.
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By KATE SHATZKIN and KATE SHATZKIN,kate.shatzkin@baltsun.com | November 3, 2008
CKisMom wanted advice on nighttime potty training for her 3 1/2 -year-old, who uses the bathroom by himself during the day but still needs a pull-up at night. He doesn't drink much before bed and uses the bathroom before lights out, but isn't staying dry. Dr. Katherine Hopkins, a pediatrician with Box Hill Pediatrics in Abingdon, says it's common for kids to wet the bed until they're as old as 7. "If there is a family history of bedwetting, then a later age for night-time control is common," she wrote.
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By Imre Karacs | August 1, 1999
GERMANS are at odds over claims that harsh potty training is to blame both for Nazism and modern thuggery.A friend of mine is convinced that the German national character in all its complexities can be traced back to Germans' rigorous potty training.Teutonic infants, he claims, are made to sit on their lowly thrones for hours on end, until pronounced spiffy clean, usually at a remarkably tender age.Out of this early purgatory of life emerges a nation of precision engineers obsessed with waste disposal, with an unquenchable yearning for order and authority.
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By BEVERLY MILLS | January 8, 1995
Q: My 3 1/2 -year-old will not have a bowel movement in the potty. He goes and hides to have a B.M. Otherwise, he was completely potty trained six months ago. What do we do?D. A., HyattsvilleA: This issue is complicated, so we'll cover it in two parts. Today's column deals with defining the problem. Next week we'll talk about solutions.The most common reason children refuse to go in the potty is that they are caught up in a power struggle with one or both parents. Fear, constipation and a new baby in the house are other likely suspects.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | February 9, 2003
WE HAVE DISCOVERED the secret of happiness. Our lives are filled with joy. We have joy morning, noon and night, so much joy that I don't think we can take any more. Our secret? Potty training. As you veteran parents know, potty training requires you, the parent, to react to every successful effort by the child with an outburst of near-lunatic rapture, as though the child had produced a commercially viable cold-fusion reaction right there in the potty. So, that's what we do, many times per day. "Guess what!
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | November 10, 2002
BECAUSE OUR HOUSE contains a small yet fully functional human, we automatically receive, by mail, roughly 25 pounds of parenting magazines per month. I don't know how the magazine people find us; maybe they have an orbiting satellite that detects the roof-penetrating aroma rays emitted by used diapers. All I know is, these magazines keep coming to our house, filled with articles for clueless new parents, with headlines like: "Which Specific Gender Is Your Baby? 23 Ways To Tell" "461 Common Household Items That Could Easily Wind Up In Your Baby's Nose" "38 Ways To Spruce Up An Unattractive Baby Using Big Hats" "Whatever Way You Installed Your Baby's Car Seat, It's Wrong" "The Colicky Child: A Doctor Explains Why Heroin Is Not the Answer.
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By Bette Harrison and Bette Harrison,Cox News Service | March 2, 1993
Atlanta-- Recently, Susan and Glenn Flugman made an exciting discovery about McDonald's "Chicken McNuggets" and their son Travis, 4, who still isn't toilet trained."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 9, 2005
NEW YORK -- Hannah Rothstein, 7 months old, has double thighs and a dimpled bottom, but very svelte German underwear. She can still fit into her birth-to-3-month-old clothes because she lacks her peers' familiar bulge in the rear. She can sleep all night without a diaper. And during the day, every so often, after her mother, Melinda, of Newton, Mass., places her on a plastic potty and makes a little "pss-wss-wss" sound like the one used to call a cat, Hannah uses the toilet. For many parents in the United States, the idea of potty training before a baby is able to walk, or even before age 2, is not just horrifying but reprehensible - a sure nightmare for parents and baby, not to mention a direct route from the crib to the psychiatrist's couch.
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By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 25, 2004
ONCE A month, at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, a group of employees meets for APL PIE. Served not in the cafeteria but in a classroom, PIE stands for Parent Information Exchange, a support and resource program run by engineers who are passionate about parenting. "We just thought it would be helpful to working parents," said Jay Dettmer, who helped to start the group 15 years ago at the laboratory's North Laurel campus. At that time, Dettmer was going through a separation.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2003
A 21-year-old man was convicted of murder yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court for beating to death his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter as he tried to potty train her over a span of several months. "This was a lot more horrendous than a typical beating case," said prosecutor Julie Drake, chief of the Felony Family Violence Division in the state's attorney's office. "I found this case really shocking and upsetting." The jury heard four days of testimony and deliberated for less than one hour before convicting Erik Stoddard of second-degree murder and child abuse in the death of Calen Faith Dirubbo.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | February 9, 2003
WE HAVE DISCOVERED the secret of happiness. Our lives are filled with joy. We have joy morning, noon and night, so much joy that I don't think we can take any more. Our secret? Potty training. As you veteran parents know, potty training requires you, the parent, to react to every successful effort by the child with an outburst of near-lunatic rapture, as though the child had produced a commercially viable cold-fusion reaction right there in the potty. So, that's what we do, many times per day. "Guess what!
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | November 10, 2002
BECAUSE OUR HOUSE contains a small yet fully functional human, we automatically receive, by mail, roughly 25 pounds of parenting magazines per month. I don't know how the magazine people find us; maybe they have an orbiting satellite that detects the roof-penetrating aroma rays emitted by used diapers. All I know is, these magazines keep coming to our house, filled with articles for clueless new parents, with headlines like: "Which Specific Gender Is Your Baby? 23 Ways To Tell" "461 Common Household Items That Could Easily Wind Up In Your Baby's Nose" "38 Ways To Spruce Up An Unattractive Baby Using Big Hats" "Whatever Way You Installed Your Baby's Car Seat, It's Wrong" "The Colicky Child: A Doctor Explains Why Heroin Is Not the Answer.
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By Imre Karacs | August 1, 1999
GERMANS are at odds over claims that harsh potty training is to blame both for Nazism and modern thuggery.A friend of mine is convinced that the German national character in all its complexities can be traced back to Germans' rigorous potty training.Teutonic infants, he claims, are made to sit on their lowly thrones for hours on end, until pronounced spiffy clean, usually at a remarkably tender age.Out of this early purgatory of life emerges a nation of precision engineers obsessed with waste disposal, with an unquenchable yearning for order and authority.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 9, 2005
NEW YORK -- Hannah Rothstein, 7 months old, has double thighs and a dimpled bottom, but very svelte German underwear. She can still fit into her birth-to-3-month-old clothes because she lacks her peers' familiar bulge in the rear. She can sleep all night without a diaper. And during the day, every so often, after her mother, Melinda, of Newton, Mass., places her on a plastic potty and makes a little "pss-wss-wss" sound like the one used to call a cat, Hannah uses the toilet. For many parents in the United States, the idea of potty training before a baby is able to walk, or even before age 2, is not just horrifying but reprehensible - a sure nightmare for parents and baby, not to mention a direct route from the crib to the psychiatrist's couch.
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By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 25, 2004
Once a month, at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, a group of employees meets for APL PIE. Served not in the cafeteria but in a classroom, PIE stands for Parent Information Exchange, a support and resource program run by engineers who are passionate about parenting. "We just thought it would be helpful to working parents," said Jay Dettmer, who helped to start the group 15 years ago at the laboratory's North Laurel campus. At that time, Dettmer was going through a separation. All of a sudden, he became a single father and found that there were things he didn't know about taking care of his young daughter.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | February 6, 1995
The phone call found me in the newsroom, staring blankly at the empty screen of a computer and wondering if the time had arrived to think about a career change, possibly running a small deli."
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