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Right!! How dare they be so unrealistic with someone so young. I know most daycares wont put kids into the 3 year old room until they are potty trained, but 2 is too young. Dont let the day care place push you around!! If you force it on the kid before they are ready you will end up with more problems like excessive accidents, bladder infections, and obstructions! Talk to your kids dr and do the research, 2 is very young if they are not the ones leading this big change.
Don't worry OP about what they say, he's your son so just do what you feel is right for him.
I would've told them to piss off for being so unrealistic. I know some grown ups that still miss the toilet seat.
The trick is to throw surprise bodily function celebrations; if you do it right, you can scare the piss out of him and start a loop.
I'm sorry but "celebrate". Celebration wouldn't achieve the proper response, that creates a bodily function reaction to moments of extreme emotion. Instead of just encouraging the use of a toilet by sitting your son on it and not letting him off until he goes. If we were to just celebrate every time he happens to pass a function, he'd respond by doing it in other places to elicit a similar response. Such as the bed
I don't think the daycare is using "celebrate" to mean cheering the kid on or giving lavish rewards (though positive reinforcement does help, as 44 pointed out). I think they're using "celebrate" as a way to normalize bodily functions for children (along the lines of "everybody poops"), just teaching kids it's natural and holds no shame. One way to do this would be for the parents to talk openly about peeing and/or pee with the door open for the child to see how it's done. Education, especially preschool and elementary ed, loves to use fun, upbeat, positive buzz words as euphemisms for unpleasant things—it's one way to destigmatize bodily functions (for example, children don't masturbate, they "explore" their bodies). However, if OP's child just turned two, the teachers need to lay off on the potty pressure. All children progress at different levels and trying to rush the process isn't helpful. By the way, I'd like to add that I'm not weird—I'm a teacher, and though I currently teach high school, I spent several years as a certified early childhood teacher. I've also kept up that credential, so every few years I have to take child development and methodology courses :)
My brother has Autism so that might have something to do with it - he's 17 and still has to wear adult diapers to bed. He has tried everything even one of those little sensors that's supposed to wake you up before it happens, didn't work. I wish it wasn't something that was so taboo (well it's a super taboo topic here) so they could actually do research or something and find a way to help people with these problems.