It Hurts When I Poop! A Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Ryan is scared to use the potty. He is afraid to have a poop, because he's afraid it's going to hurt. He does NOT want to go.
This story, along with Ryan's "poop program," will help young children gain the confidence they need to overcome this common problem and establish healthy habits. Includes a Note to Parents by the author.
Howard J. Bennett, MD, practices pediatrics in Washington, DC, and lives in Maryland with his wife and two children. He is the author of Lions Aren't Scared of Shots, Harry Goes to the Hospital, and Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting.
Dr. Bennett is also a clinical professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and a member of the Community Advisory Staff at the Children's National Medical Center. He maintains a website where he posts information related to bedwetting.
- iParenting Media Award Winner!
Every child with toilet training trouble should see this book!
—Allison Schonwald, MD, Pediatrician, Harvard Medical School, author of The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Potty Training Problems
It Hurts When I Poop! is a wonderful book. My daughter runs a little slow, digestion-wise, and is prone to tummy aches when she holds everything in. Dr. Bennett's story provided her with knowledge about her body, confidence in her intelligence, and a plan to remedy the situation. I heartily recommend Dr. Bennett's smart, playful treatment of a frustrating problem.
—Mary Kay Zuravleff, author of The Bowl is Already Broken
This is a terrific book that will help children overcome the fears they experience with using the potty. I highly recommend this book and think it will be enthusiastically received by parents and children alike.
—Teri Crane, author of Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day: Proven Secrets of the Potty Pro
At last, someone has provided parents with a fun-filled, non-threatening approach to help children who hold in their bowel movements. Dr. Bennett's book will be a permanent fixture in my waiting room.
—Benny Kerzner, MD, Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology, Children's National Medical Center