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Depending on the child and their ability to verbalize, she may very well know what she's afraid of but cannot put it into words. Instead of asking her why, give her scenarios. "Are you afraid the water will hit your bottom and get it wet? Are you worried about what happens to the poo/pee when you flush?" (That's what my daughter's issue was.) No matter ...


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One likely issue: she's probably afraid of failure. Or, perhaps more accurately, she's not afraid but nervous or stressed. Pooping in the potty is a stressful experience at first - both because you and she have expectations of success and yet it doesn't come easily, and because undoubtedly it's stressful to you (as a parent) that it's still going on - ...



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