my son is 6yrs, and will not go to the toilet by himself. my husband and i, are the only people that take him! he will not stand and do it the boys way! when we try and discuss this with him, he shuts down and gets really distressed. i dont believe this is naughty behaviour,but may be a phobia! has any mums experienced this or any ideas ?

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Linda - posted on 09/26/2011

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This does not seem normal to me. I hate to suggest it, but is it possible he has been abused at some point? At the very least, I would take him to a child psychologist. Most boys LOVE to stand and pee. Also, the fact that he is shutting down and getting distressed tells me something is very wrong.

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