does anyone have tips to potty train 5yr olds?

Sandy - posted on 09/08/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my 5 yr old still has poop accidents from time to time. He doesnt sit long enough to finish completey, then goes back to play and then the accidents happen. he is now in kindergarten and is responsible to do this on his own and im afraid he may get made fun of if it happens in school. any suggestions?

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Sandy - posted on 09/12/2012

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thanks so much for the advice. i try to be patient and understanding but sometimes feel this could be for attention, so this may help.

Ariana - posted on 09/11/2012

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Can you encourage him to take books to the toilet so he stays on there longer? A little comic book or something? I would explain the situation to his teacher and leave an extra pair of underwear/pants at school so if something happens no one will really know about it.



You may also want to take him to the doctor to make sure it's not a body problem. Otherwise it's going to be up to him whether it works out or not. I would try not to make a big deal of it and make it so he's responsible for cleaning himself up (at home and school) if he does mess himself. This makes sure he's not possibly doing it for attention if you are cleaning up for him, as well as gives him skills he needs (if he can do it at home he'll handle it better at school without embarrassment).

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