Monday, July 9, 2012

Potty Training Update

I realized a few days ago that it's been a while since I've updated you on our potty training efforts.  As you recall, Music Man eventually learned that he's better off putting urine in the toilet but he hadn't made that jump for his feces.

Well, we haven't made much progress since then.  From the day we sent him to school after boot camp (February 22) until the end of the year, he never had an accident while at school (but he has had several at home).  We don't trust him to anticipate so we remind him to go every 60-90 minutes and it works well.

But we are still at a loss about what to do about his BMs.  We were working on it for a while and have decided that we just need to back off for a while.  We'll clean him up as needed.  He clearly knows that this isn't the way it's done.....he never has an accident at school (or camp).  So, for now, we're just going to deal with it.

I know that's not the wisest thing, but we are preparing to introduce some serious changes.  Music Man will be attending a new school and this school is much larger than what he is coming from.  He will have many expectations placed on him by his new teacher (who really expects A LOT of the kids in her class [and she gets them to achieve it all too!]) and I too will have many hopes for him once he adjusts to his new environment.

So, we really haven't made forward progress, but we haven't slipped back either.  I wouldn't even say we've held steady because we have been able to extend how long he can go without going to the bathroom without consequence.  We were even able to make a road trip without any problems.

So, he's doing JUST FINE, but he's really not ready to take the next step.

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