about ready to cry.......(posted in other group)
I am starting to feel like a failure. My son who is 3 1/2 still will not poop on the potty. We have tried absolutely everything as far as rewards and we went as far as time-outs when he goes in his underpants. Nothing at all is working. I am constantly looking up what to do and it seems like there isn't a child out there that was older than 3 and still pooping in their pants. I am just getting so frustrated. It also makes it difficult because he is a child that only poops about once every 3 days and it is usually relatively hard. I have thought about some form of stool softener but then I am afraid that he is still going to go in his underpants and I am going to throw them all away. I also have heard that I shouldn't go back to pull-ups because that will just make it worse.
P.s.. he has been peeing on the potty for almost a year and a half now. He never EVER pees in his pants.