Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Perplexing Potty Problems
O.K., so back in NOVEMBER, we went through potty training with McKinley. I did the "potty training in a day" thing and after about 4 or 5 days, she seemed to "get it" and went almost all of the time by herself. For some reason, around February or so, she seemed to regress. Since that time, she has had 3 or 4 accidents a day. I keep thinking if I just don't make a big deal of it and not get mad when she has an accident then she'll just want to go on her own and the problem will go away. Obviously it hasn't. And it's getting more and more frustrating. I can see that she needs to go, but if I ask her if she needs to go, she'll say NO every time. If I tell her to go, she won't. I can take her to go potty & she'll go, but then she doesn't learn to go ON HER OWN. I've read books - some are big on rewards. Others say that rewards just make them use the potty soley for the reward and they don't do it for themselves. Any suggestions in this department would be greatly appreciated. It would SURE be nice if she were 100% potty trained by 3 years old!