I need advice. I have reached out to family and friends for any and all ideas and NOTHING is working.
There is usually two types of potty training stories. The "Oh I put underwear on my kid and that was it" (the story most of my friends have)! or the "Potty training was the wost thing ever!!" (the story I haven't reached yet)
Long story short, potty training my first son has been exhausting. He is now 4 years old. After a long hard battle we have reached a point where I feel like I am the one that is potty trained, not him. He can wear underwear all day, he can even go days at a time with no accidents. However if I forget to take him to the bath room, he will ALWAYS have an accident. This hasn't been a huge problem until he now because he is in preschool. He will not tell his teacher when he has to go.
He has no problem telling me when he has to go number 2, it is only a problem with peeing. I have had him at the doctor's office and his doctor told me I am doing "too good" of a job with taking him on a schedual so he doesn't have to think for himself. Every time I stop taking him on routine (even if I warn him I am not going to remind him when to go) he ALWAYS has accidents, every time. He refuses to tell me he has to pee, or even that he peed his pants. He just continues on without notice.
I am at my wits end with this and I really don't know what to do. We have tried bribing him with rewards to get him to tell us, or punishments for when he doesn't. Neither seem to motivate him.
Has anyone ever experienced this?? What worked and what didn't??? I just don't know what to do anymore!