My 5 year old is potty trained.. he knows to use the toilet.. but for some reason he cannot stand to poop in the toilet. It has always been this way.
I've asked him why, he says "cuz I can't"
I've taken him to the doctor.. they say nothing is wrong. its just possibly a phase.. or he isnt getting enough fiber (which is BS cuz he does it just about every other day)
I have given him laxative suppositories which work.. obviously.
I know its not a medical condition cuz I can simply threat his favorite toy, or threaten he won't go to his grandmothers if he won't poop in the toilet. that works wonders.
I'm tired of threatening to take things away from him. I've tried to reward him for pooping in the toilet. that doesn't work, and threatening to take things only works for the time being. It doesn't stay in his mind he must use the toilet.
Any ideas? Has anyone else dealt with this issue? I worry that he will have social problems by being bullied as being known as poopy boy. He's a very brilliant kid, yet seems to have a problem with pooping in his underwear.
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