ok now I am about to give up. need help

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Registered: 04-27-2009
ok now I am about to give up. need help
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Fri, 10-23-2009 - 7:31am
My son was pretty much completely potty trained four months ago. Then at the end of August we moved to a new house which messed him up a little. So instead of no accidents in a day he would have one or so, plus a little wet every night (night time I am not concerned about though, we'll deal with that later). But the problem is that this last week to week and a half my son has gotten worse. He is purposely not using the potty sometimes but instead pees in his pants. Many times I can tell that he has to go, so I ask him to go but he says he does not want to go to the potty, not that he doesn't have to go. Sometimes he tells me he has to go potty, other times he does not. He goes to the potty when he feels that he has time. Every time he goes we get very excited and give him lots of positive attention. And he gets very excited. We have also tried to give him stickers and other rewards, but it is not working. He seems to go potty if he wants a sticker or candy, and think that it is fine that he misses out on one if he goes in his pants another time. It is very important to him that he is a big boy, when he pees in his underwear I try to give him little attention for it, but tell him that big boys don't pee in their underwear but use the potty. Usually his reply is "I peed in my underwear"
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Registered: 05-18-2006
Fri, 10-23-2009 - 9:23am

Big ((hugs))!