Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Galli | 2008/08/02


toilet training problem

My daughter is having trouble fully toilet training my grandson, who will be four in September. He' s very good about alerting her to the fact that he needs to wee and will happily go to the toilet, but he insists on wearing a nappy for a bowel movement. My daughter has tried everything from punishment to rewards, but to no avail. Any advice?

Expert's Reply



Your grandson is getting on a bit now for this kind of behaviour. The first thing she needs to do for both of their sakes is to give things a complete break for 2 weeks. She must say absolutely nothing or do anything related to trying to get him toilet trained. Then she should start up again.What will be needed then is a relaxed attitude on the part of the parents;the provision of his own toilet seat or chair;try to provide an opportunity for imitative behaviour;avoid punishment or excessive rewards;provide training pants.

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