Wendy Sweeney

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Wendy Sweeney, also known as the "Potty Whisperer"[1] or the "Potty Nazi",[2] is a pediatric Registered nurse who runs "Booty Camp", a course that aims to speed toilet training for children.

Booty Camp[edit]

Booty Camp is a course run out of the kitchen in her suburban Chicago home. She claims a 96 to 98 per cent success rate. It consists of a five-hour session, and costs US$250. Children must be 2½ years old or older in order to be admitted.[2]

The course is based on Nathan H. Azrin's book Toilet Training in Less Than a Day.[3]

She claims to have trained nearly 500 children with the method.[4]

Al Roker has taken his son.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Sweeney is married and has six children, and has been a potty training expert for over 11 years. Wendy graduated from Triton College School of Nursing, and has worked at several Chicago area hospitals including Loyola University Hospital. Through Booty Camp Mom, Sweeney provides potty training seminars for groups as well as individual sessions. Sweeney has also been working with various school districts and therapeutic centers to provide services for children with special needs.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bells, Nadine (June 10, 2008). "Superwoman of the Day: Wendy Sweeney (The Potty Whisperer)". Superwoman.ca. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b Susan Mohammad (July 9, 2008). "Hey, Kids - Time to Potty!". Macleans: 48. 
  3. ^ Azrin, Nathan (1976). Toilet Training in Less Than a Day. New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-69380-8. 
  4. ^ Celizic, Mike (June 9, 2008). "‘Potty Whisperer’ toilet-trains toddlers in one day". Parenting & Family: MSNBC. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  5. ^ Celizic, Mike (June 9, 2008). "‘Potty Whisperer’ toilet-trains toddlers in one day". Parenting & Family: MSNBC. Retrieved 2008-11-21. "Impossible? Not according to TODAY’s Al Roker, who offered an unsolicited testimonial. “I actually took my son to this, and it works,” he said. “One day.”" 

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