Shona - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 78 moms have responded )
I'm about to go crazy! My son will not stop pooping in his pants. I have tried taking his toys away until he used the bathroom, I have prevented him from going outside to play with his friends, I have even stood there and made him go in the toilet, only to have him come back in from playing outside with a huge piece of poop in his underwear! I'm at my wits end!! I don't like spanking him but I have gone as far as to spank his butt every time he does it.... Nothing is working! Does anyone out there have any advice or ideas as how to get him to stop playing and just go to the bathroom? He is way too old for this. At first I thought he had some kind of medical issue or fear..now I just know that it is out of laziness since every time I punish him with taking toys or stopping him from going outside then he will consistently go to the bathroom, as soon as I give his stuff back he will literally sit in his room and poop his pants! He knows he is doing wrong too because now he has started going in the bathroom and taking off his underwear and hiding them in the laundry room.... Anyway, enough rambling from me... Please HELP!!