Whitney Troxel


Excellent, Toddler, Todd Spector M.D., Arree Chung, Potty Training, Boys, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


Written by family physician Todd Spector, M.D., How to Pee: Potty Training for Boys is a guide to help parents potty train their young boys. Using his own experience of training his son, Dr. Todd explains how he used a game to help train his son how to use the toilet. Dr. Todd encouraged his son to create different "styles" of going to the bathroom. These styles would often involve costumes and props. He and his wife would try to guess which style their son was using. Dr. Todd gives simple instruction for how to pee in 10 different styles including cowboy style, guitar style, and waterfall style. The book concludes with a note form Dr. Todd to parents trying to potty train young boys and a few basic rules to follow.