My 5 year old son STILL won't poop on the potty! What to do?
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|Thu, 02-17-2011 - 1:57pm|
My 5YO son has been pee potty trained for about a year and a half, but he's totally freaked out about pooping on the potty. He's been diagnosed with mild sensory/anxiety issues, so I'm sure this plays a role in it, but we're at the end of our rope. We've tried every kind of positive reinforcement we can think of: sticker charts, wrapped prizes, letting him pick out prizes, big prizes, little prizes, candy, special time with mom & dad, Chuck E Cheese... none of it works. We've also tried taking away toys, TV privileges, making him stay home from "dates" with mom and dad. It doesn't matter. Even if he knows he's going to get in trouble, he'd rather poop in his pants than go on the potty. Our pediatrician feels it may be related to mild constipation combined with his anxiety issues, but no one can say for sure. We took our son