Reviewed by Hansa Bhargava on November 12, 2014

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T.Berry Brazelton, MD. Developmental Pediatrician

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Narrator: Is there some harm done to a child when they are pushed to potty train too early?

T. Berry Brazelton Pediatrician : Not if the child is strong minded. They just won't do it. So sure, if that harm, you might call it harm, cause they're setting up their own resistance. If that goes into being older and other kids are trained and you're not, yeah, it's hard to keep your self esteem in the face of other kids that are trained and I'm not. That's the harm.

Narrator: So you mean they might rebel and put it off.

T. Berry Brazelton Pediatrician: Sure, If mommy pushes them too hard.