I grew up on Long Island, New York and received my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Ithaca College in 2004. I completed my Doctor of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University in 2009 and have practiced in the fields of pediatrics, orthopedics and neurological rehabilitation. In 2013, I trained to become a Certified Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Instructor, and have proudly taught over 300 infants and children the skills they need to survive if they were to make it to the water alone.
I taught my daughter how to float independently at 6 months old and swim independently at 14 months old. Potty training would be a piece of cake, right? WRONG! After an unsuccessful attempt with a three day method, I began to question if my 2 year old was “ready.” As a science-based thinker, I refused to believe that she wasn’t. That’s when I found the “Oh Crap! Potty Training” method. I read the book, but we were still facing some potty training obstacles, so I booked a consult with an Oh Crap consultant. Things improved tremendously, and my husband and I were so impressed, I decided to get certified to help others navigate this important, amazing milestone. The process of potty training my own daughter and completing the Oh Crap Potty Training Certification turned out to be directly parallel to my experience teaching survival swim skills.
I’m Kristine and I would love to help you and your family through the often dreaded, sometimes stressful, it doesn’t have to be that bad, potty training process. I am a wife to a New York City Firefighter, and a mother to a beautiful toddler girl. I am so grateful to be able to help foster independence in children both in the water and on the potty!