……or lack thereof….
Henry is going to turn 3 in June (omg where did the time go?) and he’s still in diapers. Not only is he still in diapers, but he is showing no interest whatsoever in potty training. And, by “no interest” I mean he is showing willful objections to the slightest mention in the potty. He starts crying and yells no anytime you bring up underwear or sitting on the potty.
I’ve tried candy, iPad time, and just plain being stern, but nothing works. This kid has sat on his training potty for 20 minutes holding it (I knew he had to go because his nap time diaper was dry) and then when I told him we’d try again later, he got up, walked a few steps and then peed all over the floor….
I’ve gained from this that he just plain isn’t ready yet. But, because he’s almost three, he’s missing out on opportunities because he isn’t potty trained. He can’t do the summer program at the little gym because of it, and the preschool I’m looking into, he’ll be with 2 year olds instead of the 3 year olds. And, on top of everything else, I am just over changing diapers.
How do you potty train a stubborn child who adamantly refuses to do it?