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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, September 21, 2012

Whether Potty-Training Kids should be Allowed to Urinate Publicly

From Jacoba Urist, writing for NBCNews:

To pee or not to pee in public? That’s a hot debate among potty-training parents. Some say it’s no big deal for a small child to do an occasional “nature pee,” while others think public pottying should be a crime.

In some places it is. Philadelphia mom Caroline Robboy recently got slapped with a ticket – and a lecture on bad parenting – when she let her 2-year-old son pee in public. She and her three children went out to dinner at a Johnny Rockets, then visited a nearby clothing shop, where her 2-year old son announced he had to go. Robboy told NBC News the store wouldn’t allow them to use the restroom. 

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All of a sudden, you'd be getting into an argument about public breast-feeding! This is an interesting debate for first-semester ethics philosophers. Good post- maybe a look into some potty training info might aid this situation.

Posted by: Potty Training REgression | Jan 6, 2013 8:42:56 PM

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