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Son Isn T Interested In Potty Training
My 3.5 yo son is potty trained for pee (has been for 6+ months) but absolutely refuses to poop in the potty. He is not constipated. What can we do?
Be Patient!: Trying anything but subtle encouragement will likely cause the opposite effect! at his age i would guess that only 1/2 of all boys are fully trained. Leave the potty available to him, offer privacy, and recognize his cues for a pending bm to suggest a sit on the potty. You might consider a star chart (star on the chart for each movement he does on the potty, but avoid treats as rewards. ...Read more
21/2 yrs old son is hyperactive. Cant talk just says 50 words. Doesn't eat just drinks milk. Difficulty in toilet training. How to handle him?
Needs evaluation: The combination of all of those issues suggests there might be some type of developmental delay. Milk as the sole source of nutrition is not healthy and suggests there may be some sensory issues. This could be part of the issue with the toilet training also. Recurrent ear infections associated with speech delay could mean decreased hearing. Ask his primary to do an evaluation or refer to another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?
Do you really want : to pair those behaviors? Once you do, transition to a regular toilet is going to be tough! Use his developmental, not chronological, age, for readiness: Can he stay dry for 2 hrs., walk from room to room, recognize the urge to go, use a word to say so (e.g., potty) & pull his pants up & down? If so, use a Little Looster stool & read " Steps to Independence" by Baker, ~$30 on Amazon.com. ...Read more
How do I potty train an autistic 3yr old boy, when i haven't potty trained anybody before? He pulls off his clothes & runs around naked, is he ready?
Readiness for: Toileting includes his being able to pull his pants up & down, say/sign "pee-pee, poo-poo or potty" & sense when he needs to "go." if he's in early childhood special education through your local school district, teachers sometimes help with tt.. (if not, call child find for assessment). His aba therapist can help, also. "steps to independence" is a good book.See www.Autism-society.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 5 and not potty trained please help, he starts school in September, he hasn't really shown many signs of readiness that I've noticed.
Potty trained: Make an appointment to discuss this with you pediatrician. ...Read more
Does 5-9 hours gymnastics stunted children growth? My children loves gymnastics but I am afraid to send them to more intensive training. They currently do 1-2 hours/week only.
Gymnastics: it is not necessarily the number of hours per week spent doing gymnastics. Issues with growth revolves around less than adequate nutrition intake during the optimal periods of childhood growth, while performing gymnastics. Adequate caloric intake, of healthy foods, is of utmost importance. A discussion with your pediatrician, or HealthTap prime consult, can help lay out more instructions for you. ...Read more
Hi my kid is 2.9 years but he is little coward he has fear of water some loud sound n shy with meeting people n he takes much time to adjust in school?
Shy child: It sounds like your son needs support and understanding, rather than being called "a little coward." some kids are naturally "shy." our kids look to us for care, and how to deal with new things. If our surroundings are safe and parents keep us secure, we feel more sure as we move forward in the world. If not, we feel afraid. Working with a child psychiatrist or psychologist may help both of you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?
Need? No...: It sounds like your son is in a loving environment. Children his age (and older) learn through play and connection. He doesn't "need" preschool. Read to him, talk to him, explain things to him, and most of all have fun! I bet he is already getting those things at the family daycare. My vote - if you are happy where he is there is no need to change. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
3 y/o potty training issue Shows zero interest and seems to have zero idea of what to do on potty. Doesn't care if pamper is dirty with poo/pee. Help?
Ask pediatrician: Take your daughter to her pediatrician. An exam should screen for possible reasons that she's unable to acquire this behavior. If everything's okay, ask for clear guidance on managing difficult toilet training and/or child psych referral. Don't let it become a bigger problem than it needs to be! Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old knows her letters, shapes, colors & numbers. But its a struggle potty training her, is she autistic?
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder = qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal social interaction + stereotyped movements &/or narrow, repetitive areas of interest. The Sally-Ann test of false belief screens for ASD at 4; firstsigns.org. has more screens.Call your school district's Child Find Team to test her development & for ASD. If her self-help/adaptive delay is isolated, it's probably behavioral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 yr child has trouble learning spellings and following instructions at school.daydreams and does not complete school work?
My son is 3 he will be4 in december, he shows no interest in potty training when he doses attempt to use the potty he sits for a short time.Help?
The best time to put: him on the potty is 15 minutes after a meal with his feet on a stool like a Little Looster. Let him blow bubbles. Put small, safe toys in a clear bowl on top of the fridge. When he asks what they're for, say, " Oh, they're for when you choose to pee-pee & poo-poo on the potty." Have a playdate with a potty-trained peer. Reward the peer for using the toilet without referencing your son's refusal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter is 24 never diagnosed with ADHD and now wants to take aderol. Is this dangerous? College graduate 3.24 gpa high school honor roll never any problems with teachers or coaches. I believe she took aderol in college and liked the way it made her
C A U T I O N !: In a recent position paper from the american academy of neurology cautioned against the prescription of "cognitive enhancing agents" [medications 2 sharpen thinking/attention/memory] in "typical" healthy students. Read summary here: http://bit.Ly/16niytn. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was physically abused by teacher in 80's. School did not investigate. She is working w/ kids at church. How can I tell them in most credible way?
Be : Straight and have evidence or proof. There are others if there is one. Protect the rest. ...Read more
My child is 6 yrs he learns his school lessons late he is not sharp in memorizing what should I give him so that his memory power increases?
Time and practice: Just like he practiced walking and didn't just stand up one day and run around, his brain has to practice memorizing. Try different ways of presenting information. Some kids are oral learners (you can just tell them 2+2 is 4), while others are visual learners (show them 2 items and 2 more and then count all together are 4). Make learning fun, not a task or chore he is "good" or "bad" at! ...Read more
I am having trouble potty training my 3 year old. I have tried the whole naked potty training and he goes pee in his potty but he will just poop in the floor. Could he not be feeling it?
Potty training : He's 3 years old. I would give him more time but continue to reinforce the behavior in a positive way ...Read more
My 2yo son still only babbles, with just 3-4words. Does diet play role in speech delay? He is fussy eater who doesnt like textures, mostly soft foods.
See doctor: Your 2 years old son with 3-4 words speech is normal for his age ,he will improve in his babbling . Some children take time to get used to solid or textures .You should not force him for tough textures . Speech does not get affected as long as he eats all foods .Talk to your doctor and get him checked for his development and speech , also hearing test . ...Read more
Depends on age: Children vary a lot in when they develop these skills. Many toddlers don't do either for a long time. If the child is emotionally relating to you it probably is not autism but you should review his or her development with you pediatrician if you are worried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?
Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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