mrsmikey:I think that's kinda weird, it's not like you're not going to be going in there with them all the time in the beginning. DS is just now getting to where he goes alone, and he's been PT for a year!
That's what I thought. I can't imagine letting him go alone, I see that being a huge disaster
Yes, but definitely not at first. In fact, I still mostly help her. But at school, she does the whole potty thing--pants down, wiping, pants up--by her self. (which is why she often comes home in different clothes because she will have sat down on the back of her dress and peed on it or something!) I always wipe her myself at home.
To me, that is a skill they perfect by practice, not a sign of readiness.