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Son starts school this aug... But hes not totally potty trained... What do i do?

My son will be 4 aug 17th. He could start pre-k in aug. But he just doesnt get the whole potty training thing. He can never go a whole day without atleast two or three accdents. If he doesnt get any better with it, what do i do? Its very importent to us that he goes to pre-k. Would they except him at all or do they have to be 100% potty trained and how long do they have to be outta diapers/pull ups for before you can consider signing them up?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:25 PM on Mar. 29, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • each state and each program makes their own rules. call them (or have a friend call them) and ask.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 5:28 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • That would depend on the school - you should call them and ask. Most schools won't take kids at all unless they are completely potty trained, no exceptions. They ask for a change of clothes, because they anticipate the occasional accident, but I would think if your child had a few in one week they would get suspicious and possibly talk to you about pulling him out, which may be traumatic for him.

    Answer by missanc at 5:29 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Sign him up...... there is NO better time to finish up potty training than Summer.
    Have him naked as much as humanly possible while u fine tune/tweak it. He'll get the sensations much better with no undies on. And if u still have pullups toss them out immediately. Your goal is August and they'll just slow the progress down. It's just an expensive diaper.... he needs to feel a pee related erection, and be uncomfortable if he does wet/poop.

    good luck!

    Answer by hibbingmom at 5:29 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Sounds like you need to get a back bone and start really concentrating on getting him trained. Almost 4 us ridiculously late to potty train and the school will not take him if he's not. I agreee with letting him run around naked until he gets it, and he probably doesn't get it because you never made it something he HAS to do. You're the parent, act like it

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Hey anon... If i knew where u were id slap the crap out of you! How dare you tell someone that.. This is my son. Its completly normal for boys to not be fully trained till 4 yrs old. My son is also autistic and takes a bit longer to grasp things and how to do them which is why we really want him in pre-k! I cant stand people who come on here and bash someones ways of parenting! This is a SUPPORT site to get advice. You talk trash and cant even show who you are. Im sorry your children are forced to do something they are not ready for yet.

    Answer by Keaton_Hazel at 8:26 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • yes, let him go commando and he'll really get it then. it's much easier than trying to concentrate on pulling down the pants, etc. in time. also make sure to tell him that if he has an accident he has to clean it up. don't get angry or act disappointed, etc. just be very matter of fact and give him the paper towels, etc. to clean it up. boys are a little tough to train but i have had alot of success using this method. also tell him he can't go to school with the other big boys if he doesn't learn to go potty everytime, etc. but i guess that will only work good if he's looking forward to going to school lol. so use your judgement on that one.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:15 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Sorry but this site is open to any and all opinions not just support so if you want that only then you should go somewhere else and as far as forcing potty training, if my kids aren't "ready" to go to school should I tell then they don't have to go? Some things aren't choices for children that is called parenting.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

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