Thank you for the encouragement John! Had your book come up first on Google when I was first looking into toilet training resources, I would've gotten it then--when my daughter was 18 months and life would, I'm certain, be much more peaceful now! The book I ended up with was "Toilet Training in Less than a Day." I'm doing my best not to bang my head against said slammed door. All pediatricians would do parents a favor too if they recommended your approach as well. I consulted the pediatrician my daughter had at 18 months and she spoke of the readiness signs, as has her current different pediatrician. What are they thinking?!