Jessica - posted on 10/27/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
My son will be 4 in April and while he pees on the potty sometimes he does not poop on the potty. And my mother in law is telling me that he is way to old to not be potty trained that all of her kids were potty trained by now. I hear that all the time her kids did this and she didn't do that with her kids. But I have heard that you are not supposed to force them that it will just make it worse. Some days he wants to use the potty all day and other days I can't get him to go for nothing. I encourage him and praise him and reward him when he does. She is even telling me to take his cup away from him so he doesn't have as much fluid. We are living with her right now and she already complains about the kids crying and the noise. And if I take his cup away its gonna be a huge screaming fit. I just don't know what to do. She already makes me feel so belittled and like a bad mom all the time. One example when telling me to take his cup away she slapped her hand against her forehead twice and said duh.
So my main questions are is my son to old to not be potty trained? And am I a bad mom BC he is not? And how do I deal with my mother in law who we are temp living with without completely blowing up on her or myself completely crumbling into pieces mentally. Please any advice will be helpful.