why my 3 year old wont potty train all she does is cry still has a sippy cup.and very bad attitude

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Barb - posted on 11/26/2009

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My daughter gave me a hard time with potty training also. One day I asked her "so when will you stop wearing the pull ups" We looked at the calendar and she picked a date and then I would remind her and say only __days to no more pull ups and sure enough from that day on no more pull ups. Not so lucky with the whining. She just turned 8 yrs. old.

Louise - posted on 11/26/2009

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help how do i know when its the right time my daughters two and everyone thinks she should be potty trainned?

Ladean - posted on 11/26/2009

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I went through the same thing with my daughter (now 4 and potty trained). She resisted potty training completely. I had given up on potty training and then we were broke.....I mean not even a dollar to our names. Then, she only had one pull up left. I put underwear on her, told her we were out of pull ups (I even showed her that they were gone) and she was going to have to use the potty......I picked her up from daycare that day and she still had the same underwear on......NO ACCIDENTS! I was, and still am, dumbfounded! It may have just been dumb luck, but worth a try!

Sarah - posted on 11/25/2009

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Potty training is a hard one to answer since it can be many different reasons. I personally found that not using pull-ups during the day helped (though did have a long road of trying to get my daughter to not poop in her underwear), reminders or just have potty breaks can also help. Also be consistant. I think consistancy all around will help with the potty training, sippy, and attitude. Sippy I would just say get rid of them. If she is thirsty she will drink. The crying I have learned to ignore (if it is the whinning kind). My daughter would cry and whine to me and I got to the point where I would tell her once that when she could talk to me in a nice voice I would listen, but until then I would go one with what I was doing and ignore it. Sometimes this would make her more mad, but she learned that if she wanted my attention then she needed to not whine. I did the same with the bad attitude. I would very sternly tell her that that was not how we acted and that if she continued she would have a time out. You have to be consistant because they will test you and the one time you are not means 10 more times you have to be in order to get back to where you were before.

Dana - posted on 11/25/2009

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I've had the very same problem with my youngest daughter. She resisted everything.....from being bottle broke to being potty trained. She was almost 4 before she was completely out of diapers. I was very frustrated because with my other two children it was a breeze. I learned that I need to be patient and not let her see my frustration because if she saw it then it discouraged her. I also made it a game....she wore the Pull-Ups that had butterflies and flowers on them that disappeared when they got wet. I asked her to see how long she can keep the flowers on her Pull-Up. It worked quite well. Now with the crying and bad attitude...I would love some insight on how to deal with it. My daughter is now 7 and she still cries and whines a lot. She's definately not the little ray of sunshine most 7 year olds are.

Michelle - posted on 11/25/2009

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welcome to the life with a three year old. Every three year old i have been around (i have a VERY large family) has a bad attitude. They are just testing to see how much they can get away with. Dont worry too much about it. As for the potty training and sippy cup, i wouldnt be to concerned about that either. She will let you know when she is ready. One thing that helped my daughter get away from sippy cups was straws. I got those swirly straws and some that changed the flavor of the milk (i dont remember what they are called...sorry) to strawberry. She loved them and hasnt drank from a sippy since. But i would get rid of all the sippy cups when you are sure she can do without or else she will want them when she gets board with the straws and you will have an excuse not to give her one.

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