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    I am Having a same issue with potty training my 3 year old son...
    lelesilky posted:
    My ex was starting to potty train our son and it was working. He did the stand up pottying and only pooped once or twice but was progressing. Then my ex acted very violently and I think my son saw a little bit, I know he heard what was going on because he became very histerical. Now that his daddy is out of our daily life he refuses to go potty completely. When I try taking him he gets upset or very mean about it and won;t go. I am so confused on how to go about starting him back up again. Can someone help please?
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    FarmWife1979 responded:
    All the drama with his Dad is very upsetting for him, and if Dad is now not part of daily life, that's a huge change. That will cause just about any kid to have a setback. Take a break from potty training for about a week, then start back gradually.

    Use a sticker chart and dollar store prizes to get him excited about trying to go on the potty again. Do your best to make it fun for him to try.

    Even without drama in our household, DD has phases where she gets stubborn about not wanting to go, saying she doesn't have to, and throwing a fit about it. It comes and goes. Just be patient and take your time about it.
    Holly (31) DH (38) DD (3-born 11/16/07). Full-time working Mom, Wife, Library Board President, Chef, Chauffer, Maid, Toy Assembler and Repair Technician, and Chief Boo-Boo Kisser.
    lelesilky replied to FarmWife1979's response:
    Thank you. Im getting so much pressure that he is not, but inside i knew that could be the reason. Im going tomorrow for the toys lol. I figure I can take this week to make a really awesome chart for him....I appreciate you.

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