no progression, getting frusterated!
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|Wed, 03-04-2009 - 5:21pm|
I have been working on potty training with my 2.5 year old for a couple of months now. She was doing so well the first month. She picked it up really quickly and seemed to enjoy the accomplishment. The frustration has come in the ensuing months. She has made NO PROGRESS. She can stay completely dry in big girl undies all day, but i have to remind her every 2 hours to go potty or she just kind of goes on her pants. She is also pooping in her undies still, I try to remind her over and over and over that poop wants to live in the toilet, but she just doesn't seem phased. I have heard not to punish or express disappointment or anything when a potty training toddler makes a mistake, but that leaves little else for me to do except remind her that she gets ice cream if she goes in the toilet. I am getting so frustrated. We have come to a complete standstill. I am beginning to think about some sort of minor consequences for going poop in her undies. I feel like she should be getting this by now and i am so tired of cleaning it up! She has gone twice in the potty, but thats it.
Anyways, any advice from mothers who have dealt with this would be wonderful. Any sort of consequences that have seemed to work? I have heard that negative consequences are bad because they can create power struggles or elimination problems, but NOTHING else is working.