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Potty training was going so well but I've hit a delimma we just can't seem to solve. My daughter has been an eager participant in potty training, we have talked about the potty for months and had her sit on the chair often. So far, so good - she tells us when she needs to go potty, she runs to the potty and sits on the chair. We had a few succeses at first. However, she has a hard time peeing while sitting down. I think with diapers she peed standing up so she just doesn't know how to make it work while sitting! If she were a boy peeing standing could be managed but girls just don't work that way.
So right now she runs to the potty, takes off her pants, sits down and then the second she starts peeing she stands up! If we tell her to try to sit down she just holds it then either has an accident or she goes in a corner and pees so she can pee standing up. Its clearly stressing her out because she WANTS to pee in the potty, she just doesn't know how.
Similar issue with poop in the potty, but at least for that she knows she can squat on her potty and she has sort of figured it out (in fact, that is the only time we actually 'pee' in the potty right now...)
Any idea how I can get her to practice peeing sitting down???