Very stubborn 3 year old - help!

Stacey - posted on 09/25/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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So my 3 year old is still not potty trained. He is very stubborn. He goes at his home daycare all day, but gets home and just pees in his clothes. We've tried EVERYTHING. He's just not having it. HELP!!!!!!!! I saw an article where a lady took a day off with a timer and snacks and basically pumped the kids full of liquid and junk all day and went every 15 minutes. Is it just that he's not ready???

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DeAnn - posted on 09/25/2012

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You might talk to the daycare teachers for advice. What is the schedule? What do they say/sing/do in reference to the potty?



It might be a need for attention thing - even if it's negative attention, it's attention. Or, it could be a power struggle thing. Don't shame or punish him. That will backfire.



Putting him on the potty on a timer is a known method that works in most kids. Try having a "potty grab bag" so that if he goes, he gets a prize. Get a bunch of little dollar store toys and things he can only have after he goes potty. Combine that with the timer method and pour on the praise when he does it.

Stacey - posted on 09/25/2012

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It's funny. He's very bright and advanced for his age except with , this one thing. He can sing, dance, speak as well as a 5 year old. He does go to daycare during the day but the minute he gets home he's just flat out against using the potty.

Stacey - posted on 09/25/2012

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It's funny. He's very bright and advanced for his age except with , this one thing. He can sing, dance, speak as well as a 5 year old. He does go to daycare during the day but the minute he gets home he's just flat out against using the potty.

Ella - posted on 09/25/2012

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It depends on how mature u think he is for his age,dose he use the potty at his daycare?and if he's there all day it may simply be that by the time he comes home he's exhausted

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