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Dr. Gupta
Dr. Gupta, Doctor (MD)
Category: Parenting
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Experience:  Experienced, Board Certified practicing Pediatrician experienced in common parenting issues.
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My four year old has been having frequent shishi accidents

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My four year old has been having frequent shishi accidents lately. He has been potty trained for over a year now. We're trying to get him to go poop in the the toilet and he has been getting better at that ,which makes this such a surprise that he just goes shishi whenever, whereever. My mother (his grandmother) babysits him and always has. We've also been trying to get him out of a diaper at night, which is about the time these accidents started. Could that be a possible reason?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 6 years ago.

ParentingMD :

Hi,

ParentingMD :

Certainly diaper is an issue here

ParentingMD :

As is the spanking too !

ParentingMD :

Hitting the child unfortunately does not solve the problem

ParentingMD :

In fact it exacerbates the situation

ParentingMD :

Since this becomes a power struggle between you and the child, and rest assured the child is unlikely to give up in this case

ParentingMD :

I would recommend that you read the following excellent article for tips on training children resistant to potty training

ParentingMD :

Do get back for any clarification

ParentingMD :

Please remember to accept the answer by pressing the GREEN accept button, do get back for any clarifications