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Hello & welcome! If you have any questions after reading my answer, be sure to let me know.
I understand your problem pretty well, and I have a few cases that are similar ...
My advice, STOP talking about potty training for the next few weeks COMPLETELY
Do not discuss it at all... just tell the child that you know that she is grown up and knows all about how to do potty.. so you are going to stop talking about it....
And let the pressure of her & yourself...
Tell your family that the pediatrician has told you NOT to push any more at the present point of time, and he will let you know when to try again ...
and then I would suggest that you read these excellent articles on potty training resistance
Let me know if I can assist further ... remember this is a power struggle and there is only 1 winner if you push this thing at the present point of time .... and it is NOT you ...
Remember this excellent line too
"While you may get a lot of negative feedback from friends or family members about not being more aggressive with getting your child potty trained, you should be firm and let them know that you are working on it and remind them that not all children potty train at the same time.:
Being an older parent brings about its own challenges , but it is a very satisfying experience too,
try not to be intimidated by well meaning but incorrect advice ...
If you feel that it is NOT right for your child, it probably is not ....
Dr Gupta, MD
Oh my gosh, thank you!! I have tears in my eyes right now. I so appreciate this support.
Hello Dr. Gupta,
Ok, we're settled in to our new location now, (only since Nov 20) and we've been chatting with our little one about starting potty training again.
She is still adamant she won't use the potty. We have tried to explain that she's outgrowing the diapers (which is true) and that she can't go and have fun at school, but she won't budge.
Is it time to try the diaper free weekend?
Happy to pay the fee again - just not sure how to do that.