1. When picking out the baby you want, be sure to get a strong-willed and competitive one.
2. Deal with your strong-willed child's need for independence for two years. Try not to pull your hair out with the "Own" and "Self" statements (as in, "I'll do it on by myself, and I do NOT want any help from you.")
3. Use your child's older sibling as an example, which may or may not turn into a competition for the potty each and every time one decides to sit on it. This will test your patience to the limits, but hang tough.
4. Pick a day, and go for it!
In other words, training Haley has been a breeze, totally opposite from Shelby. I didn't have to offer any bribes and didn't have to spend days at home with a naked kid. Maybe picking out that strong-willed child wasn't such a bad decision after all!