I need some suggestions cause everything I've thought of just isn't helping and am clueless on where to go from here. First, I've tried the reward system which really helped for going pee in the beginning and now he seems to have that conquered except for the rare accident from when he's playing. Second, I've tried just watching him and taking him when I've noticed the signs that he has to go. Third, we've had many talks about it. He really wants to go to pre-school, so I've explained that first he has to go poop on the toilet. He knows that's where he needs to go, but still really doesn't except for now and then. When he does go on the toilet, I make a BIG deal out of it in hopes that will help him do it more often.
Any other ideas? Cause I'm coming up dry and know we've only a few months to get this done before he's supposed to start pre-school.
Answer by kimigogo at 9:16 AM on May. 25, 2010
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Answer by tomib at 12:58 PM on May. 25, 2010
Obviously, some moms have never had this problem. It is so frustrating. First of all I don't think a cold shower would help him. That would probably scare him. One thing I learned about boys; the urge to poop is more sudden than it is in girls. He may not realize he has to go until it is too late. Also, my son has ADHD. He tends to get wound up with what he is doing and forgets about the potty. It gets too late. Just keep up what you are doing. Be patient, and don't over stress; it will stress him out too. Keep up the reward system. When he poops in the potty, let him put a sticker or smiley face on his chart. When he has something in every square, let him get a small treat. Something he may not usually get. I let my son get coloring books from the Dollar Store or a small, cheap toy. Then when the entire chart is filled up, let him get something bigger. BE PATIENT. He will get it. Good luck, momma.
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