“My daughter is dealing with a lot of changes right now. Her baby sister is potty-training, which is shaking up the family dynamic. Pre-school is ending for the year, and my daughter is saying good-bye to a teacher she adores and a number of her best friends who are going away to kindergarten next year. I had been thinking about all of this in the context of her accidents, and I knew there was a connection, but to be honest, I didn’t take it too seriously. I made the problematic choice of focusing on her behaviors rather than what she was trying to communicate to me with them.”

You can read the entire post – my most popular piece to date – over at PsychCentral.com.