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|Sat, 06-05-2010 - 5:38pm|
Hi. I began toilet teaching my dd seriously this past March '10. I had been potty training her since last Aug '09 with minimal success. I have no problems putting her on the potty until recently when I literally have to force her to go to the potty. She succeeded going to the potty this past April '10, and I didn't really have any success with her really until May 22, 2010 when she peed a cup. I used the spoonful of ice cream as a bribe, and now all of a sudden it doesn't work. A couple days later after her May 22nd success she started to refuse, and I finally caved in and started her on big girl panties on May 29th (she wore it the whole day including the time she was in Gymboree). Well, it worked kind of. She peed on and off, but now it's gotten to the point where we're not giving her any tv time or letting her play with the new toys that she got for her b-day today. Yes, she turned 4 on Thursday, and we just celebrated her b-day today. I think I tore her heart out, and it breaks my heart to do this.
Do you think I'm being too hard on her? I'm hoping that she'll start 3 day/wk pre-school this Fall '10, plus, my twin boys are due Sept 1st, so I feel like I'm pretty much pressed for time.