Potty training!

Lisa - posted on 08/26/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am beyond frustrated! My 3 1/2 year old daughter was potty trained for well over a month. We had been trying since she's 18 months and finally thought we had gotten through to her and were on the road to success. And then one day, she just woke up and decided she wasn't going to do it anymore. I've tried to be calm and understanding. I get it, set backs happen. But it's getting worse and worse. Every time I tell her she needs to sit on the potty and go pee per or poop she screams bloody murder as if she was walking to her death. I will literally check her and say do u have to use the potty, and she'll say no and walk away and then 30 seconds later she's in closet hiding because she pooped in her underwear. I don't want to go back to pull ups because I think that will make things worse then they already are. But she's starting nursery school in 3 weeks and I can't send her in underwear if she's going to just poop in her pants. But not only has the potty training come to complete hault, her behavior is getting worse. She doesn't listen to anything I say. I am constantly putting her in time outs, constantly repeating myself, and I've gotten to the point where I'm losing my cool and spanking her. I'm a full time nanny and take care of a 12 year old, 9 year old, and 6month old, and I know for a fact that the one on one attention she used to get has been compromised and I see this a factor but I also know I'm not the only parent/nanny who deals with 4 girls at once. I just don't know what to do anymore. I'm at a total loss. I almost want to quit my job to try and give her the attention I know she's crying out for but realistically that's just not an option.

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Danielle - posted on 08/31/2015

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Preschool just might be the turning point, my daughter and I worked and worked for months on potty training, she just refused to use the potty I tried "THE POTTY BOX" full of little treats every time she used the potty but that got old real quick, we would literally get into a battle of wills when ever it was time to go. So long story short I had a conversation with the teachers she started off in a pull up and as the day progressed my daughter saw all the other kids "using " the potty & insisted she was going to wear big girl panties & use the potty.....

Allison - posted on 08/29/2015

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Hey there as for the potty training why don't you try rewarding her every time she uses the potty nothing major just something small like one smartie if she goes pee and two if she goes poo see how that works make it fun not something to dread. As for the one on one that's a bit harder. Maybe do a couple group activities where everyone gets a chance to be listened to like show and tell kind of that way she feels and get attention from everyone and doesn't feel maybe left out or something.

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