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My 3 Year Old Boy Wont Potty Train
No: 3 year olds can be quite defiant and oppositional. The more you push, the more they may be stubborn. Make it available to him or her, and then back off for a couple of months. Get some fun books that make toilet flushing noises, invite child into bathroom to mimic mom or dad. Do fun things like try to sink the cheerio or toilet tissue. Applaud success but don't comment at al on failures. ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not : You provided no information for a real analysis, but a 3 year old can be autistic. ...Read more
My 6 year old son has been potty trained for over 3 years but is starting to poo his pants. Help!?
May be constipated: One of the most common reasons for pooping in his pants is the child is constipated, and has "overflow incontinence". If your child does not have a bm regularly, or is very quick in passing a bm, his large intestine may be full of poop, and he may be waiting until he can't hold it anymore. Check his stool pattern, and also find out why he is holding his bm's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potty Training: Around age 2 1/2 is the bet time to potty train. I wouldnt even consider it until age 2. Even if successful, they are very likely to relapse. ...Read more
My 4 yr old autistic son constantly pushes his 10 month old sister. How can I get him to stop this?
Autism: If he is truly autistic, he will need lots of "occupational therapy" to teach him normal social skills. He should not be left alone with his baby sister but punishing him verbally will probably not help. You should seek skilled therapists in autistic children for guidance on behavioral training. ...Read more
Do not worry: Night time enuresis is common. Usually there is a first degree relative (parent, aunt, uncle, cousin) who also we t the bed. After age 7 the best treatment I have found is a bed wetting alarm. Available at medical supply places, it still has the best track record for resolving this issue. ...Read more
Find key: Does she do this with others? At school? If she can control herself in other contexts then it is just carrot and stick (not literal) make chart, every day there is peace they both get a dollar (or something) every time she beats him you give him one of her dollars. Don't get mad, don't lecture. Model self control and wait for the teachable moment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old autistic son constantly pushes his 10 month old sister. What causes him to do this?
Many causes: Autism is a group of brain based disorders that can result in a variety of symptoms. Some children will have aggressive tendencies as well as impulse control problems in addition to their typical symptoms of autism. Talk to your child's doctor about how best to approach this problem. Sometimes a behavior management program can be helpful as a first step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If he's not tall : Enough to stand on the floor to urinate into the toilet, you may want to wait a while. The most stable stool that goes around a toilet is a little looster, if you feel you must teach him now. If he feels insecure or scared, he can regress to diapers or have toileting refusals. If you want him to watch you from a safe place, target a few cheerios or tinkle targets (from amazon) with your stream. ...Read more
Stone ???: Sorry, what is the definition of 3 stones? Have your pediatrician perform a routine well child physical examination in order to document her weight, height and calculate a body mass index (bmi). This will be a great starting point to document where your daughter's growth lies, . ...Read more
Relax: Don't fight him. Is he growing? Is the pediatrician in any way concerned about his health? Is he active? Is he alert? ...Read more
Try another tack: Rehersal is an important part of potty training & learning where equipment is & practicing diaper off sitting is important early in the process. After a toddler acquires these skills it is time to back off and become the potty assistant, not the potty commander. Tell baby you will help them when they need to go and mean it. Let them pick the time & respond immediately. They may need help only once ...Read more
Buy & read : To independence." if he says/ signs pee-pee, poo-poo & potty, " pulls his pants up & down, walks from room to room & feels a full bladder/rectum, calmly sit him on the potty whenever he squats & 15 minutes after dinner every night for 15 minutes. Prop his feet on a little looster, knees slightly flexed, & let him blow bubbles. "signing time's " rachel & elmo ipad apps can "call" as a reward. ...Read more
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