Definitely a trial of patience. My son is a little over 2.5 yrs. He knows his alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and is starting to read simple sentences but he refuses to use the potty! He can holds it for up to 10hrs at night and 8hrs through the day. Hence the reason i backed off potty training because he did this for a wk and i didn't want it to lead to any health issues. He can start and stop his pee, and considering he can hold it he can control it. He will sit on the potty but will wait until he gets in a diaper to p. At daycare they are not consistent and during the wk i only have him for hr in the am, and 3 hrs in pm before he goes to bed. sat hes w his dad and i have no clue if he helps. Sundays the only day i could work w him which doesn't even seen worth it. Some evenings he ll just hold it til the middle of the night. Ive tried stickers, Cheerios in the potty, toy rewards, acting crazily excited when he does go and nothing... He has a will of steel as its usually a 4wk battle for me to get him to do certain things w/o him pitching a fit (ex - almost every morning for 4wks he sat in time out until he calmed down because he didn't want to wear a jacket, no he was not in timeout because he wouldn't wear it, he was in timeout for the huge fit he threw. Sitting in timeout is sometimes the only way for me to get him to calm down so i can either explain to him or make him agree to listen. Then one day hes like ok and lets me put his jacket on when its needed. 4wks to get him to say please; 4wks w/o his beloved juice all because he wouldn't say please then one day he just says it). The idea has to b his or he won't do it.... What did you do to help spark potty interest in your kids?
on Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM