A Conversation for How to Teach your Child the Basics
I'm not really here Started conversation Oct 10, 2000
My son was 4 when he wiped himself. He had to, as he announced he wanted a poo when I was dishing up dinner, so I told him if he wanted to go he'd have to do it himself as I really couldn't stop what I was doing. Off he went and got on with it. My friend was still clearing up after her son when he started school at 5. I recomend this method to anyone, it's just laziness on the kid's part.
It is a strange quotient in our society. I theorize that we often exagerate upon so many things in life. The Bottom issue is a perfect example. Every parent I talk to insists that his/her child is FULLY potty trained by the time the child is 3 years old. I look to my oldest child and our efforts to keep him on his toilet discipline, and want to scream. At nearly five years old he still has regular accidents and cannot fully comprehend the physical nature of a bowel movement. Just an "UH-OH, I went poopy.", is enough to send my wife and I into fits. We keep on him as we can, never stern, but we don't let up. Basically we just hope that he will "get it"
I'm not really here Posted Oct 29, 2000
I was told that 5 years old for days and 7 years old for nights is not a problem for accidents. At least your child knows that an accident has occurred.
I am not an expert, but I'd suggest a naked bottom and a potty in the same room all the time. And a big plastic mat on the floor.
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