• 3 months ago

    5 1/2 year old is still not potty trained

    My son is 5 1/2 and still not potty trained . Yesterday after several accidents he cried and stated he did not want to live any longer. It frightens me. He says he does not feel the "urge" and is very frustrated but readily goes when reminded. His father is convinced he is not trying, spanks him, and "explodes" which makes matters more devastating. Could there be a physical developmental cause???

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  • 3 months ago

    RE: 5 1/2 year old is still not potty trained

    Hi You said, Could there be a physical developmental cause???

    Sorry to say it was you, and you now have a mountain to climb as he must be getting near school time, and his teacher will not be to happy with a child either wetting or pooping his pants during class.

    NOWHARD
  • 3 months ago

    RE: 5 1/2 year old is still not potty trained

    I delivered from one months and doctor said to me don't give baby water until four months is it ok for the baby only milk until four months
  • 2 months ago

    RE: 5 1/2 year old is still not potty trained

    My 2 boys weren't potty trained until 5 and they didn't seem to feel the urge until last minute. I just let them do it in their own time (especially the second). It worked out fine! Spanking will not help your child at all and it fact may make it harder! Kids do things when they are ready mentally, physically, and emotionally.
      • 2 months ago
        The best thing you can do is keep it positive. Remind him regularly since that seems to help. And definitely seek a doctor's advice if you haven't. Years from now you will wonder why this seemed like such a big problem. Every kid, unless they are severely disabled in some way, will eventually use the toilet. Don't blame yourself!
  • 2 months ago

    RE: 5 1/2 year old is still not potty trained

    Does his father know he is hurting him by exploding and hitting him? Does he know that your son has said he didn't want to live any longer?
  • 2 months ago

    RE: 5 1/2 year old is still not potty trained

    I also suggest you click the "Ask a Question" button to the right and ask the doctor your question!
  • 2 months ago

    RE: 5 1/2 year old is still not potty trained

    Have you tried following a routine as we teachers of grades Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2 do? We take the children to the bathroom as soon as they arrive, after each snack, and before nap time. We compliment the children and give them a smiling face sticker for doing well. Potty training seems easier when a child has other children to emulate.However, even 6 and 7-year-olds sometimes have accidents when they are in a new school situation or become nervous.