Adriana Vermillion, 35, of SouthPark, started P.O.T.T.Y Generation® in 1998 where she develops custom potty training plans for children (including special needs children), offers nationwide boot camps and Potty Training University Classes for parents.
Adriana also offers parenting and family coaching as well as corporate training (teaching based on several topics such as finding balance and potty training your thinking). Keep reading to learn about P.O.T.T.Y Generation®.
Q. How did you get the idea for P.O.T.T."Y" Generation ® ?
A. I got the idea while in college. I worked as a nanny and found my self in trouble several times giving advice to parents who did not want advice. I once helped out a client with potty training her child over the weekend while she was out of town. The child was trained in less then an hour and when his mother came back 3 days later she said, You are a Potty Whisperer, you should consider doing this as a profession. You sure are gifted! Days later I had many clients as referrals and Potty Training Services was born.
Q. What programs do you have to help parents?
A. We offer several services, classes and training - from 101 potty training and coaching to classes on potty training and parenting, as well as working mothers or fathers lunch for the corporate world.
Q. What does one of your boot camps entail?
A. Our boot camps are fun, hands-on, and only open to ten attendees per camp. We have up to six two-hour camps per day. Kids can attend from 3 days to 5 days and they each receive a free follow up with their lead potty coach.
Q. What are the fees?
A. The Boot Camp is charged per class and each class is $125.00. We offer a registration fee credit to all participants who register 30 days before the camp starts, a value of $250.00.
Q. Did you use the program with your children?
A. I did use the program with my kids, and both of my kids were trained as infants. My son, the oldest was trained at 9 months old and my daughter at 4 months old.
Q. What is the general training time for children with your program?
A. The general training time for children with our program is different from one child to the next because we offer a custom plan for every child. We have children who train in one hour or some who train in 24 weeks. It all depends on their individual needs and style of learning. Our evaluation prior to the training helps us know the child well and also develop the program.
Q. What is a common mistake most parents do while potty training?
A. A common mistake many parents make while potty training is getting emotionally involved. As parents, we are guides, and when we parent our children we need to remember that it is not about us, it is about the journey to our destination.
Q. What is one of your best training tips?
A. Start as early as you can. The more you know your child, the better the journey, even if it takes a long time.
Q. How many books have you written?
A. I have 6 books in progress, soon to be released by major publishing houses.
I am also writing a childrens book series call I Can and many of them are on potty training, singing, reading, cooking, etc.
Q. Where can our readers find your books or any other info you've written about potty training?
If you are interested to review one of my childrens books write to me and I would be glad to send you a book.
704.750.0506 and 312.388.5002