Toilet Training by Magda Gerber

Little River School Online

  Magda’s article   is lengthy and involved and worth the read….it is filled with clear and concise information allowing us to make an informed, intelligent decision when it comes to toilet issues.

Magda begins the article:

“I feel strongly ambivalent about calling attention to a book that I consider harmful.  In our society, a negative response attracts more attention and, therefore, may sell a product better than a positive one.  Yet, since several mothers have asked for my opinion on a book with the catchy title “Toilet Training in Less Than a Day” (Simon Schuster, 1974, N.Y.) I will share my concerns with you.

On the back book cover a photograph shows the smiling authors, Nathan H. Arrin and Richard M. Fox, squatting, with a child and a musical potty chair between them.  The front cover of the book says, “The breakthrough book that describes a professional-tested new method of…

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