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He himself is very concerned and tries to avoid it by holding his 'thing' and pointing it down. This way he is successful but i am concerned is there any side effects of this practice. There are no problematic side effects to this practice. Don't be overly concerned just because genitals are involved. Be happy, he's found a perfectly good solution to his ...


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A very old question, but I'll put my $.02 in. Yes, you should have mentioned it. Not because you did anything wrong, not because they need to know about their kids' bathroom habits, not because they saw anything shocking, but because it might come up in an unexpected conversation someday (kids say the craziest things) and might have caused them to wonder ...


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I like the accepted answer and agree that there is probably nothing to worry about because it sounds like you did nothing inappropriate. I do want to add some motivation for telling the parents what happened. Your child's poop and their bowel habits are one of the biggest indicators of health. My wife and I are constantly asking "Did he poop today? What was ...


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I am going to copy one thing of what Ben said, but specifically leave everything else out. Start making her go to the bathroom every couple of hours. She has to physically go to the bathroom and sit down and give a solid effort to try and 'go'. I played this game with one of my kids (by game I mean irritating back and forth power struggle) so I get the ...


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I also did not have this problem of them seeming to want to potty train This does not strike me as a problem. When kids show interest in growing, you should encourage them! The kid goes potty every 5 minutes! Even though this is understandably annoying (especially if you've got places to be), your child is trying really hard to learn the cues. Every ...


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TL;DR: There are several signs of toilet readiness, and multiple methods of toilet training, supported by research, that may be useful for your child. See the book and the links below on Azrin and Foxx’s method. In my experience, if the child can recognize full bladder and can follow simple directions, then the child is ready for potty training. From your ...


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In brief: use soft toilet paper; engage the child and make it fun and pleasant; use learning by example; wipe from front to back; about half the kids master wiping by roughly 4 years old. Note that we did not use the bidet for children - that could be a good idea. I found from personal experience that this worked for us: Use soft toilet paper (easier on ...


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You may consider purchasing a portal bidet for your son to use, but these devices might be challenging for a 3 year old to use. Otherwise, I think your best option is to continue practicing. Incorporate rewards similar to what you would toilet training in general. Leading by example could also be helpful here.


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Ask yourself what need your child is satisfying by this behavior, and then see if you can find a way to meet the same demands in a way that is more compatible with your needs to not do an excessive amount of laundry. I think you're onto something regarding attention. My uninformed assumption would be that intimacy and a feeling of being nurtured when you ...


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I am not sure there's any one canonical answer here, but I vote follow through. My reasoning: Going back to diapers may confuse him He may resist going back to diapers and it could be equally or more stressful than forging on He's highly motivated right now and I don't think you should waste the momentum Two days is not long enough to really know if it's ...


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@Meg is onto the right idea. Don't worry about the cause; see if you can intercept the symptom. We got an Amazon Alexa robot for the house, and we use Alexa for daily timed reminders like brushing teeth, taking medicine, etc.


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You could mention that other kids of her age are all grown up and use the toilet on their own now. It's a bit manipulative, but if she thinks she's being more baby-ish than her peers, that may motivate her. Or talk about the things she won't be able to do without learning how to go to the toilet properly - like go to school with her friends, riding a bike ...


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It depends. We had a similar issue with our 4 year old kid. For some time he was not capable of knowing he had to poop before he actually did. So no change. Then something changed. I mostly behaved like before but not in every point. For example he caused intentionally a mess if we did something he did not want and got angry. It took us some time to notice ...


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No one has answered so I'll give it a go. I had problems with the first who reverted after his first sibling was born, but otherwise I don't remember any problems. In my opinion, you're doing a lot of things right. The things I especially agree with are: bribery, trying going commando (though that backfired badly once, my guess is she'll hold it til she has ...


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