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what the hell am i doing wrong

ok so here goes my son it 3 yrs old he was 100% potty trained pooping and peeing then i let my mom take him for 2 weeks cuz he lives in a differ state and ever since then he will only poop if i make him sit on his potty for like an hour now i reward him and make him feel as special as ever when he does and i mean i get frustrated w/ him when he doesnt but i dunno like he woke up from his nap at 2 and he will play in there till like 3 and he pooped his pants the potty was right there by his bed he just layed there and did it in his pants... and he will tell anyone u know like i dont poo in my pants or pull up or undies blah blah but then he does what happend what can i do i really need advice cuz i am at the end of my rope

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Asked by the_shy_one at 4:20 PM on Dec. 1, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Did you ask your mom what their routine was like there? Kids love structure and schedules. He was screwed up for 2 weeks so it may just take him a while to get back on mommy time..... Did you ask HIM why he is doing that?

    Answer by CoreyLynn at 4:23 PM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • In addition to what pp said, he may have also been afraid for you leaving and that change could have caused the problem. Nonetheless, it is probably temperary. Just keep up with him and rewarding him for the good behavior.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on Dec. 1, 2008

  • My 4 year recently just slipped backwards on the potty training also. For the last two weeks at school he was have daily accidents two or three times a day. Then the long weekend with 4 days with mommy and daddy. When we asked a doctor about it he said that he is doing it for attention. (Not like most of us don't spend time with our kids right) Anyways try taking a kitchen timer and set it for 20 min. When the timer goes off he is to go in and use the bathroom. After a few times of that extend the time to 30 min. Make sure you set him down and let him hear the timer so he knows what to listen for. After a little bit he should go back into being trained. Good luck hun
    Harly mae

    Answer by Harlymae at 7:57 PM on Dec. 1, 2008

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