resistance, big time!
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|Tue, 10-20-2009 - 12:45pm|
I feel like i have the only girl still un-potty trained at 3 and a half! She's a healthy, happy, and intelligent little girl, with of course, a very stubborn streak, but I guess most 3 year olds do.
I've been reading lots of advice for resistant kids is to put them in underwear and make no more mention of potties, and be laid back about the whole process. BUT here's the problem. We're failing at the first step! DD will scream for hours on end, literally, rather than not wear diapers. We've tried underwear that she's picked out (she likes the theory, she just won't wear them), we've tried just letting her go without any underwear at all, but either way it results in a giant and traumatic meltdown until she gets a diaper back on.
So what should I do? I feel like 'making her' not wear diapers is generating even more resistance as it's obviously traumatic for her and is making her dig her heals in even more.
I know she is physically capable of going potty. She has done it a few times and we praise her no end when she does, but then almost immediately after she goes back to complete refusal once more.
Sigh. I guess being this strong willed will be a good thing when she's grown up, right? ; )