Tell me how?

Veronica - posted on 09/15/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son Michael is almost 3yrs old. We have a small problem... he is not potty trained and he doesn't really talk. That is only the begining.... he also doesn't let you know that he had to go or went. Then if you don't smell it first then he will run into another room or corner where he thinks you can't see him, takes it out of his pull up and starts painting. Any advice...

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Jennie - posted on 09/25/2009

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I am no expert, but i work with children everyday. Some children are just delayed in speech, and definately some are delayed in potty training.I wouldn't worry too much if you've already had him evaluated. (as long as you are making an effort to get him help, and aren't ignoring the fact that there could potentially be an underlying issue causing this delay in speech.) My son was a very outgoing child who communicated very well, but he had no interest in potty training. i honestly thought i would never get him fully potty trained. He did not even start potty training until about 4 months after his third birthday. Every child develops at their own rate, he may be delayed in this matter, but far more advanced than other children in another. Dont stress about it, dont push him into doing it. just keep encouraging it, and he'll catch on.

Brenda - posted on 09/23/2009

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Veronica, my name is Brenda and I don't have all the answers, but I just want to encourage you to get Michael involved with other children his age. Sometimes that really helps. Pushing him will set you both up to fail...my daughter bribed her son. She kept a jar of M & M's in the bathroom and everytime he went he got his favorite treat. Not that all children do the same. You need to find a point when Michael feels comfortable and ease in to it. Children are all different....don't expect more than he can give right now.

Veronica - posted on 09/16/2009

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This is true Michelle he should have more language.... i already talked with the doctor when he was 1 1/2 and i saw his verbal skills not developing the way i thought they should. He was already tested and his language is delayed. They are starting him in school as soon as he turns 3. However in the mean time he is trying to talk more now then he ever has but most of it still makes no sense. The pooping is the issue though.... i think i am having trouble potty training cause he doesnt really communicate well. Do I seem to be on point with my thoughts?

Rebecca - posted on 09/15/2009

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Since he is not talking, the first thing I would suggest is to have him evaluated by your local school district. Through the No Child Left Behind Act, school districts have a responsibility to serve kids as young as 3 to help prepare them for school, and your child could be eligible for speech services. I have several friends who have their preschooler in speech because they either weren't talking much or you couldn't understand the words they were saying. If your school district doesn't offer a program that works for you, ask them if they can suggest a city program that might work. Some city programs are covered by insurance. As far as the potty goes, getting him to communicate will probably help that. My older son had no problem going pee in the potty but it took forever to get him to poop. Finally, I went the naked route, where he didn't have an option, and that is what worked. Maybe your child needs something like that. Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 09/15/2009

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What do you mean he doesn't really talk? Do you mean he doesn't have language or he just doesn't tell you things? If it's language, you may want to speak with your doctor as a child who is almost three should have enough language to tell you when he has to go to the bathroom. As for the potty training, try taking him to the bathroom every half hour or so. When he goes on the toilet give him lots of praise and maybe a reward (IE- Sticker). Good luck:o)

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my son used to do the same thing and if you live in the country this should be easy for you take them outside and let them pee anywheres on the grass or tell them to water the trees the first time i done that my son pooped on my front step lol i was specific enough i guess lmao but after that he knew to poo in the toilet then on

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