Chances are good that you are already motivated to potty train your child. You've devoted months and most likely years now to changing diapers, hefting a diaper bag, and basically keeping yourself elbow-deep in your child's digestive system. The time has come for potty training, and you could not be more ready! For your child, however, potty training is a new and scary habit, one with the potential for scolding, embarrassment, and a myriad of other emotional reactions. For that reason, motivation from you, the parent, can only help your child feel more prepared and more excited about her new adventure!