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A few ideas/suggestions/questions: Have you spoken to a pediatrician about a physical issue? Does he watch you poop and then help you flush? He may be afraid, many children are, of allowing 'part of him' to be flushed away. Flush his poop down the toilet even from his diaper/underpants. Does he make any sign he is making? React to it FAST! Does he poop at ...


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My daughter has the same problem. She's four and didn't potty train until this year. I highly recommend Dr. Sears Baby Book for this kind of stuff. Love him or hate him on co-sleeping etc. on basic behavior stuff he has some great advice. We tried some of the things in the book. Here's what's working for us. Breathe! Forget that they're 'too old' for this, ...


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One possible reason for such behaviour that wasn't mentioned here yet is that he might be enjoying this, while pooping in toilet might be "boring" to him. He is probably well aware that he shouldn't be doing it and that it's "a bad thing" so that's why he keep silent when you ask him why he's doing this. I would go and ask him "Do you enjoy doing this?" ...


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It seems to me that the other possible reasons for this behavior is: Your son does not like other people to see him doing his business or the result of it. He is attached to his potty and does not feel comfortable on others. I don't think you can do much about either except for discussing it with your son and letting him know that there is nothing wrong ...


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I was like "what the heck could be going on!?" Until you said "autism".... Even if it's mild, this could be one of his antics, rituals etc... as odd as it may sound. I would have said make him do all the cleaning up of the mess etc. but I bet that would be hard with him. Rewarding like you are doing is a good idea. I've been working with Aspergers and ...


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Ham and Bacon is on to something, I think. Given BBM's reply, I am offering this: You need to separate cause from solution; you can't attempt to solve the problem until you know what is actually causing it. Causes: Does your child only behave this way when he perceives a risk to lose toys or miss out on something? It seems reasonable that he's afraid of ...


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Some of the suggestions here are great ideas for a new trainee. However, this questioner is asking about a five year old and has been at it for a few years now. Take heart! Take a breath and realize it is unlikely your child is being purposefully difficult at this age and stage of the game. This answer is pointing out the possibility of encopresis, ...


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The best way to get a toddler toilet trained is to encourage. Allow him in the room while you go. Another good way is sticker charts, get him to sit on the loo with clothes on and make a big fuss of it and work down to no clothes. Each time make a fuss and give him a sticker. Then get him to actually try and poo. Make a big fuss of it. He will like to please ...


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I realize this was posted ages ago, but it struck me that your situation is somewhat similar to the one we experienced with my son when we returned to daycare after being potty-trained. Our son was perfectly potty-trained at home, but when we put him in daycare 3 days a week, he started having accidents. Granted, we didn't have any poo accidents, but we ...


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Not sure where you are but have you escalated this up to the school's governing body? Gotten his physician involved? And if nothing else works, can you get the local media involved to shame the school into doing the right thing? "Local school refuses to help adorable kindergartner with illness" can be the headline that most schools will do anything to ...


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My son is 2 months from his 5th birthday and just now started pooping in the potty. We have been frustrated for years, since he was 2 1/2. He started doing it around 3 and got a stomach virus which put us back at square one. Everyday he would poop his pants, he did not care that he did it either. I started putting the poop in the toilet and showing him to ...



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