Danielle - posted on 04/29/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )
I keep seeing the same question asked over and over again.
"My son/daughter refuses to potty train! He/She screams when I take them to the potty." Or the classic, "What age did you start potty training?(mostly from mothers of 1 year olds...)
BE PATIENT!!! Potty training is a major habit to enforce. It's a skill they have to learn. Most kid don't even have the proper bowel or bladder control to be able to hold it before the age of 2. Pushing them into something that they are clearly not ready for.
If he screams and cries, he's not ready. Don't force him. My son did the same thing. The, a month after he turned 3, he decided he was too big for diapers, so we picked out some boxer briefs like daddies and he's been fully potty trained (not even night accidents) since that day. Kids do it when they are ready. Don't push him to the potty if your reason include the word "I" Just because you're tired of cleaning his butt or paying for diapers doesn't make him ready. Let it go! No kids go to kindergarden in diapers!