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Lessons from Toilet School:
A Family-Centered Approach to Toilet Training

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Lessons from the Toilet School: A Family-Centered Approach to Toilet Training
by Ann Coleman Stadtler, DNP, RN, CPNP and Claudia Quigg, MEd

Edited by Emily Chudzik and Tyler Porter
Designed by Sarah Suits and Shelby Truax.

ISBN 978-0-9909921-9-6
paperback © 2017 • 168 pages (6" X 9”)

$16.00 plus $2.50 postage
Illinois residents add 9% sales tax ($1.44 per book)

Bronze Man Booksis pleased to offer a new book for parents and care providers, Lessons from Toilet School: a Family Centered Approach to Toilet Training. While many toilet training books are narrowly prescriptive, this book provides support to families seeking to better understand the developmental processes of toilet training. Each family's experience is unique and each child's experience is unique. As professionals collaborating with young families, Ann and Claudia have walked with thousands of parents on the journey of toilet training their children. They have listened to a variety of methods, celebrated a myriad of success stories, and marveled over how each family makes this transition in a way that is uniquely their own.

Every parent raising a young child eventually asks this question: is my child ready for toilet training? Lessons from Toilet School: A Family-Centered Approach to Toilet Training helps families address this question by looking for signs of readiness in the child. This book recognizes those signs of readiness, but it also explores the bigger picture of your family's experience. How will toilet training your child fit into the life of your busy family? How might it impact relationships? What special considerations will you need to make for your own unique child? Overall, how can you create a plan that makes sense for your child and your family?

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Lessons from Toilet School: A Family Centered Approach to Toilet Training by Ann Coleman Stadtler, DNP, RN, CPNP & Claudia Quigg, MEd. Perfect bound trade paperback, 6” x 9” 168 pages © 2017 168 pages. Publication date: June 1, 2017. ISBN 978-0-9909921-9-6. Available at or for $16 plus $2.50 postage from the publisher: Bronze Man Books, Millikin University, 1184 W. Main, Decatur, IL 62522.

About the Authors - Ann Coleman Stadtler & Claudia Quigg

Ann Coleman Stadtler


Ann Coleman Stadtler is a pediatric nurse practitioner with a doctorate in nursing practice. She is one of the founding faculty at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). She led BTC's professional development program for over 20 years. Ann has received the Massachusetts March of Dimes Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners' Loretta C. Ford Outstanding Fellow Award, the Wong Hock Boon Professorship from Singapore University Hospital, the BCH Mel Levine Award, That's the Spirit Award, and the BTC Outstanding Leader Award.




Claudia Quigg


Claudia Quigg, M.Ed. is the founder of Baby TALK and serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. A national lead faculty member for the Brazelton Touchpoints Center and the Newborn Behavioral Observation, Claudia writes the weekly newspaper column “Let’s Talk Kids,” records a weekly Illinois NPR radio segment, and has published three books for parents. Claudia speaks at national meetings and writes regularly for parents and professionals. Her commitment to parent-child relationships, critical early development, and system building has enabled her to be a proponent for these related causes.





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