It's probably under my nose the answer to this question, but I will ask it anyway, what is the longevity of potty training? What I mean is, I know it takes every child a different amount of time to potty train, but I've been wondering (again) if I'm going about it the wrong way. I've been potty training my 3 1/2yr old son on and off (due to frustrations) since this past summer- that's about 8mos now. All the posts I've read, or advice I've heard have never mentioned how long it actually took them when they did it hard core or the only thing I heard is days or weeks, nothing more than that.
My son has been doing pee pee in the potty wonderfully and is rewarded...but he's still having accidents because he refuses to do poops and once he gets discouraged with that he retracts a bit and has accidents.
I'm just wondering if I should do a cold turkey deal and never put a pull up on him again (right now he's wearing it to bedtime only) or if I still need to be patient. Again, should potty training be taking THIS long?