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Melissa Adam started the Potty Training School, a four hour boot camp that she says has helped over 3,000 kids.
A South Florida mother is aiming to help children across the area and around the country perfect the art of one of life’s first lessons – learning how to use the bathroom.
Melissa Adam started the Potty Training School, a four hour boot camp that she says has helped over 3,000 kids – some who have traveled from New York and the Virgin Islands – whose parents swear by the class after having trouble training.
"The biggest mom shaming is, 'I can't believe these parents are so lazy nowadays that they can’t potty train their own child,'" Adam told NBC affiliate WPTV.
Adam says people told her she was crazy for starting the course, which she runs out of a Boca Raton warehouse.
"I was one of those moms that hid it, and I would say, 'I can help you with your potty training,'" she said.
Doctors says parents should look for signs their child is ready to be trained, including pulling on their diaper and saying they want to be clean.
Adam teaches private and group classes as well as classes for special needs children and those on the autism spectrum.