Complicating Factors: Preschooler

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Potty Training & Discipline Problems with My 4 Year Old

My son is almost 4 years old and is refusing to potty train. He knows how to do it, but just goes in his diaper. He comes to me to be changed when he is poopy. We have been trying off and on for a year now. I have tried every method suggested to me: pull-ups with cold sensation, wearing big boy underwear, putting him on the potty every hour, rewards with stickers and M&M's and using plastic pants. I haven't tried to let him run naked yet because we are in a fairly new house with new carpets and do not own a carpet cleaner. I also have...


My 3 Year Old

I'm having a couple problems with my 3 year old, the most important problem...

At Night

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Night Time Potty Training for 4 Year Old.

Can moms give me some advice about night time potty training for my 4 y.o. boy? He's fully potty trained during the day, but night time is a way different story. My DH and I try to wake him multiple times during the night to go potty, but our son is so sound asleep, either that or he's already wetted his bed. We do not give him liquids past a certain hour, but that doesn't stop him. We currently have him in night time pull ups. I want to try to get him potty trained at night before he begins Kindergarten (July 2009). Any suggestions I...


Accidents at Night

My three-yr-old is fully potty trained; however, she still has accidents at...

Family Stress

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Stressed Out with My 3 Year Old Daughter

hi mamas! as most of you know i have a very strong headed 3 year old daughter. as of about a month ago she really started acting up. she now hits, kicks, yell, screams and talks back. tonight she hit and kicked my mil (who just laughed at her) and i took her and put her in her room where she yelled and screamed for 5 mins before i went in there and told her to stop and that its not ok to hit and kick anyone. when she came out she immediately was sent to apologize and only then did my mil try to correct her behavior (saying it wasnt nice). i...

Medical Conditions

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Help! My 4 Year Old Won't Poop in the Potty!

I have a 4 year old who will pee in the potty all day long, but for some unfathomable reason, he will only poop in his pants! I'm so frustrated. I have tried bribing him, punishing him, even begging and it's not working! Please anyone give me some suggestions!

Preschool or Day Care

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3 Year Old Acting Out and Refusing Potty at Daycare

My three year old son has been potty trained for quite some time but recently has been refusing to use the potty at daycare. When his father asked him about it today he told him that he wanted to wet his pants and not use the toilet. The daycare had to end up washing all the extra clothes my ex packed for him so that he could have something to wear. Has anyone else gone through this and if so, what did you do that seemed to work for your child? P.S. My ex and I have been living in separate households for about three years now - my son...

Twins or Triplets

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"Potty Training" My 3 Year Old Son!

I'm looking for advice/ideas on how to Potty Train my 3 year old son. How do I know he's ready? At times I think I am influenced by other family and friends that comment on him not being potty trained. At the moment I am a stay at home mom so i'm thinking this is a great time to get started. Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!


Potty Training Twins

My boy/girl twins are 21/2, and I have been unsucessful thus far. I was...