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my 3.5 year old son is potty trained, but doesn't want to pee standing up. is it important that he learns how to do this?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
In time he'll change: In early childhood kids often want to do what they did yesterday rather than trying something new. Change can generate anxiety & its hard for adults to understand why it would. In time, dad can model the behavior or his friends at daycare will provide the peer pressure needed for him to change. Give it time and be comforting, he needs you to be an anchor even when he seems to hold back.
Answered on Jan 16, 2012
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Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
52 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily : At his age it is not important to push standing to urinate. It is more important that he is toilet trained
Answered on Oct 23, 2018

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