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The Potty Book: For Boys
- Gentle and humorous little story.
- Charmingly illustrated and told in verse.
- Helps little boys get the idea that it is time for them to grow up.
- A pleasant and effective new way to begin a child's toilet training.
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BABYBJÃ–RN Smart Potty, Gray/White
- Compact and practical potty – at home and on trips
- Sturdy and comfy to use
- Easy to empty and clean
- Designed and made in Sweden
- BPA-free and PVC-free plastic
The New Potty - Little Critter
- ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
- FOLLOW along with three fun ways to read!
- LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words
- TAP objects to hear their name read aloud
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On Toilet Trailing, Poop in Pants, Discipline, and when Childhood Ends
This parenting advice column suggests that when a toddler urinates in the potty but won't poop there, the problem is rebellion, not toilet training. We also weigh in on the age at which childhood ends.
Stop here every day for a new question and answer, practical help for busy parents.
My 3-year-old son poops his pants just about daily. He will pee in the toilet, but he won't even try to poop. I've tried rewarding him with candy and trips to fun places if he can poop in the potty, but he has yet to see any rewards. This is extremely frustrating. He used to hate showers, but now he loves showers, and he takes one every time he poops in his pants. I'm not going back to diapers and pull-ups, so what else can I do? Is it wrong to make him go naked (as long as no one else comes over), so that he has no choice but to poop on the toilet?
I understand your frustration. Potty training can stress out even the most patient of parents, and your son's refusal to finish the job is maddening. But don't make a 3-year-old go commando. It seems too harsh.
Generally I advise parents to avoid using punishments in relation to toilet training. However, this is a rebellion issue, not a toilet-training issue. After all, the boy urinates in the potty just fine. And the urge to pee tends to hit kids faster than the urge to poop, so the boy can't claim he failed to realize that he had to go until it was too late.
Your son has a reason for refusing to poop in the toilet, and I suggest you start by addressing some of those possible reasons.
The boy knows he gets a shower when he poops in his pants. So starting today, let him know that when he defecates on himself, you will clean him off, but he gets no shower. If that prospect doesn't bother him, then move on to another strategy.
Set a rule that in your house, only people who poop in the toilet get dessert/evening TV time/game time. Choose something the boy likes to do, then tie that activity to using the toilet. Make a big deal that you and Daddy used the toilet like big boys and girls, and you can both have a bowl of ice cream. Don't be critical or mean, just matter-of-fact. By age 3, kids understand causes and effects.
Don't yell at him or spank him over this issue. But do let him know that failure to use the potty like a big boy will lose him some big-boy privileges.
How old are you when your childhood ends? And over the years, have childhoods gotten shorter?
Legally, childhood ends at 18. Emotionally, some people remain children well into their 80s. I'd say your childhood officially ends when you begin acting in such a way that the people around you stop thinking of you as a child.
As for the length of childhoods, the verdict is still out.
In the age of the 24-hour news cycle and instant communication, children become exposed to "adult" topics earlier than ever. Kids who pay attention know more about violent crime, political corruption, and such social phenomena as divorce than they did a generation ago. It doesn't help that TV stations take content that would have earned an R rating 20 years ago and air it during prime time.
But that knife cuts both ways. A generation ago, fewer children finished high school and even less went to college. They frequently started working earlier, in many cases taking on far more adult responsibility than is laid on modern teens.
I guess I can best describe modern childhood in these words: Today's child learns about the adult world at an earlier age, when she is less able to handle it. But society also allows today's child a few more years to adjust to that adult reality.
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