Jennifer - posted on 01/30/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I sit here crying as I write this post. I feel like I am at the end of my rope! My son is nearly six years old and is still pooping in his underwear. We have had him to the doctors, have had him on Murilex, the whole nine yards. Rewards, punishment, charts, incentives, I believe there is nothing else. He has pooped on the potty numerous times in the past and was very proud and we gave him much encouragement and praise. It is a control issue with him, he does it on purpose. We make him wipe himself up or get into the tub and wash up (it gets all over the place). Before he even refused to wipe and made my husband or I do it, but after much ignoring and leaving him messy, he now will clean himself. Still it is not without much agony and resistance that he does get clean. I know that I should not take this personally, but it has caused such a thorn in our lives and in my relationship with him. I am filled with guilt over the negative feelings that I feel towards him. At times I feel as if I will lose my sanity. They have told me that he will grow out of it and that once he becomes modest about the smell factor with friends or school mates he will change his tune. He has never once pooped in preschool or Kindergarden. Thoughts????????????