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how to potty train an intelligent stubborn 21/2 year old

having difficulty potty training

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Asked by oatmealeater at 1:55 PM on Jun. 26, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Same issue here w/ boys I watch...3 1/2 yrs old w/o being potty trained - and they are VERY smart. I took away their pull-ups. As soon as they started peeing on themselves and getting all wet and THEY had to go change their clothes they started using the potty...the pooping took a couple months but they also have that down now too. I just stopped changing their pull-ups, their clothes, and handed pottying over to them.

    Answer by Elizabeth1015 at 2:30 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

  • I'm in the same boat.  I'm letting it be his choice.  If he's 3 and still not trained, then we'll get creative.  For now, it's nothing but a power struggle, and it's not worth it.  He's not going to do it until he's ready anyway.

    Answer by clithero at 3:52 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

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