Child Development Helps Your Writing

Hey guys!

I switched majors, which means I’m taking child development classes. Here’s a few random things I’ve learned in class that might interest you guys when it comes to writing:

Kids have the muscles required to be potty trained around 18-36 months of age. They also need to be emotionally and cognitively ready for potty training. A big sign that a child is ready for potty training is their expressed desire to stop wearing a diaper.

How to use this in your writing: If someone has a baby sister who is a year old, diaper changes should be required. This can be worked into a story as needed. More importantly this one year old sister should not be capable of using the toilet alone yet. Conversely, unless a child has developmental delays, a four-year-old should not be wandering around in a diaper.