Frustrated and in need of any advice
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|Sat, 08-08-2009 - 12:21pm|
My son is 2 1/2 years old and was taking his diaper off, removing the onesie and the diaper, refusing to wear diaper, etc. That was Wednesday, so I completely went with it and told him - If you're going to take off your diaper, we are going to wear big boy pants from now on. Threw out all diapers and wear nothing but a t-shirt and underwear. Today is Saturday morning. He has been wetting during naps, wetting during the night, wets during play, never tells me when he has to go, hasn't pooped in 2 days.
I used the three day potty training plan, which is nothing but positive praise and giving the child control of his body. "Are your pants dry?" "You let mommy know when you need to use the potty chair" Tons of praise. Catch him in the act of "going" and get him to the toilet immediately. The problem is, he is so tired of me coaching him, he refuses to talk to me anymore.
Now on day 4, there seems to be no progress. He now refuses to tinkle on the toilet where he was doing it yesterday. Am I expecting too much? It doesn't seem that anything is sinking into his thick skull.
I'm just stressed here, with my 4 year old picking her nose to get nosebleeds for attention and my 15 month old desperate for attention, too, I'm at the end of my rope!