It is important that you keep a positive attitude as you approach each aspect of potty training. There will be days when your angelic toddler is compliant with every request. Other days won't be so heavenly and you'll wonder if it's really so bad to send your child to middle school in diapers. Remember, your child will be potty trained. So for now, just take a deep breath, relax, and keep a smile on your face. In order to proceed, it is necessary to talk about your toddler's growth and development. For many, this will be the first time you have heard some of these terms. Don't worry; this will not be a lengthy lesson in psychology. However, it is critical to know the natural development of your child as she ages.