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This kind of behavior can be an act of control, similar to the self-harm behaviors of cutting and anorexia. Make no mistake, what she is doing is a slow-burn level of self-harm, and her desire to discuss it with you reflects her obsession with controlling this (but may also be a subtle 'cry for help'). Behavior like this can result from an environment or ...


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Here is what we did. We figured that our son couldn't make the connection between his need to poop and the potty, yet. So we put him on the potty several times a day. Eventually he would poop by coincidence in the potty. Then we made a big deal out of it. Praising him, celebrating and high-fiving. That got the message across pretty quick. There were ...


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Jelly beans. 1 for a pee. 2 for a poop. Sounds like you might need to add an additional 1 for every time either happens "in the potty." I recommend Jelly Bellies because they are small, so have less sugar, and are very colorful so you can do a few activities with them, too. Is it sugar? Yes. Does the overall benefit of autonomy for the LO and less ...


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