Lynne - posted on 02/16/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son is 8 (since Jan) and has severe developmental delays, undiagnosed. We continue to go to Dr.'s and add to the list of everything he doesn't have, and life goes on. We have been working on potty training for over a year now. I am very well trained. I take him on a regular schedule and he does fine. Same at school. But if I miss a time or get behind he just wets his pants (pull-up). It is like he just can't be bothered. And he doesn't seem to mind being wet. Actually, I believe one of his symptoms is that he doesn't feel things as much as we do. So he doesn't really notice he's wet. He also falls, scrapres, brusies and plays with ants and says, "Ow". Then he is off again. Unless I can catch him. There is definitely never a dull moment. We have been cheering him on when he does go potty and stays dry. We play that up a lot. If he wets, then he loses a priviledge (outside or TV), but we try not to make a big deal of it. He thinks negetive attention is pretty amusing and will repeat it for the reaction. Sooooo, any advise out there? Techniques that have worked? I would love to hear about them. Thanx in advance.