Why is my son regressing?

Jenalee - posted on 09/21/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My Son has been potty trained since he was 2. He will be 5 in about a week and just started Kindergarten. The last couple weeks he has been pottying in his pants at school and once while he was with his Grandfather. He also has been misbehaving in school. He did 2 years in head start before this and never had problems like this. Its like he is back tracking. I try to ask him if he is having trouble at school but he just tells me no. Can anyone help me out with this? I'm so worried about him, he is with his Dad half the time and im scared he wouldnt tell me if something was going on there.

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Vicki - posted on 09/21/2012

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no i didnt mean that you trained him to early, what i meant by it was that he did train early.

As for school i understand that its only been 2 weeks and of course the teacher doesnt know him. My reasoning for saying talk to the teacher was to get some input as what he is like in the classroom, is he fitting in does he feel uncomfortable etc etc...When kids dont feel comfortable i cant see why they would ask to go to the bathroom.

As for him being uncomfortable i do agree with you being in kindergarden all day every day is a huge change and very diffrent from preschool or home life. If he is uncomfortable it may be a good idea to have a talk with his teacher and let her know your concerns and see if maybe the teacher can help in this area to help him feel better about his enviournment, some kids take longer to adjust.

Jenalee - posted on 09/21/2012

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I do communicate with his Father and he thinks its more a behavioral thing. I do not agree with this because my son is a good boy and doesnt normally do things just to act out. He is also just hoping its a phase and he will grow out of it. His teacher wouldnt be able to notice a change because she has only been his teacher for about 2 weeks now and this has been going on ever since he started school. I think it is much more then training him to early because he was more then ready and eager to start using the potty. He would not sit in a soiled diaper and would say he didnt like being wet and wanted to use the big boy potty. I checked with his doc. first and we both agreed he was ready. I wounder if maybe he just doesnt feel comfortable using the bathroom at school because he also had an accident while he was with his Grandfather at his uncles house where he does not visit very often. If it is a question of being comfortable how do i make him feel more comfortable? I read it could also be a stress thing, maybe the new stresses of starting kindergarten and going all day 7 days a week instead of half a day 4 days a week? Thank you so much for your reply and any more help i can get with this i would really appreciate. I am a young Mother and dont really have many other experienced moms to talk to about this.

Vicki - posted on 09/21/2012

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Have you been communicating with his father? Has his father mentioned that he to has noticed a change? How about the t4eacher have you spoken to her, is it possible that he doesnt feel comfortable yet in school?

2 yrs old is early to be completly potty trained your lucky, man kids are only just getting started! My daughter did things way before most kids already singing the alphabet at 11 months old, wanting to feed herself early etc etc. My doctor said that kids do things in stages and each stage is a milestone so when a child does somethng to early they will revert back to collect what was missing, such as all of a sudden 3 yrs old and wanting me to feed her. All of a sidden acting like a baby and wanting the attention that a baby would require. Could this be what is going on or do you feel like its much more than this?

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