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post #81 of 103

Yeah, the posts have been strangely cut off mid post and ending with ...... 

 

I've been making her wear the training pants again instead of regular undies.  At least they hold 1 pee.  She didn't have melon today, but I do know how that goes.

 

I did work with her fairly hard, but I'm not sure I would call it boot camp.  She's already super defiant and doesn't want to do what I ask, boo.  She talks and acts about like a 2-2.5yo already!   With some coercion she used the potty when she woke up from her nap.

post #82 of 103

Ellipsis.   Ellipse is a math term for a squished circle... (<---- ellipsis) the opposite of hyperbola. 

post #83 of 103
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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post

 

I did work with her fairly hard, but I'm not sure I would call it boot camp.  She's already super defiant and doesn't want to do what I ask, boo.  She talks and acts about like a 2-2.5yo already!   With some coercion she used the potty when she woke up from her nap.

Well, if she's essentially acting like a 2-2.5 year old already, maybe by 2-2.5 she'll be like a 3ish year old and willing to train at that point!  For me, potty boot camp was bottomless for days on end, following them around with a potty and making them sit down when they start to go.  It's usually easier to convince them to sit down when stuff is about to come out.  Convincing a defiant toddler to sit when they don't urgently have to go may be a losing battle.

post #84 of 103
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Well, if she's essentially acting like a 2-2.5 year old already, maybe by 2-2.5 she'll be like a 3ish year old and willing to train at that point!  For me, potty boot camp was bottomless for days on end, following them around with a potty and making them sit down when they start to go.  It's usually easier to convince them to sit down when stuff is about to come out.  Convincing a defiant toddler to sit when they don't urgently have to go may be a losing battle.

 

That's positive thinking!  My feeling is that she'll just be a stubborn 2yo FOOORREEEVVER, ha ha.  Olivine trained right at 2yo, but she's pretty agreeable and not defiant in the same way as Coralie.  I'm going to give it a couple more days and see if it's just a short regression, if not, I will probably do potty boot camp.  For awhile, so long as I moved the potty into the same room, she used it on her own.  I know she has it in her, it just has to click on in her own head.  I'm looking for a magic button here!!  

post #85 of 103
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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post
 

Ellipsis.   Ellipse is a math term for a squished circle... (<---- ellipsis) the opposite of hyperbola. 

 

What?

post #86 of 103

Abra, Sara was explaining the truncated posts and said they ended in an ellipse, so I was explaining the difference.  :D

post #87 of 103
To explain, I thought it was ellipsis, but spelled it so badly that autocorrect wouldn't allow it. It didn't allow my spelling of ellipse, either, but I was more confident that ellipse was a real word.
post #88 of 103
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Originally Posted by seraf View Post

To explain, I thought it was ellipsis, but spelled it so badly that autocorrect wouldn't allow it. It didn't allow my spelling of ellipse, either, but I was more confident that ellipse was a real word.

 

Ah, okay..

post #89 of 103
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Originally Posted by seraf View Post

To explain, I thought it was ellipsis, but spelled it so badly that autocorrect wouldn't allow it. It didn't allow my spelling of ellipse, either, but I was more confident that ellipse was a real word.

:thumb

post #90 of 103

She's in full on regression mode.  She peed in the potty when she woke up, and since then has had 6 pee accidents in her training pants.  She's not even telling me when she's wet anymore.  Any suggestion of using a potty or even peeing outside and ended in her yelling at me.  

 

Kali, Did the eBook that you read talk about regressions.  Should I push it, or back off and make it positive again?  

post #91 of 103

I think most people would say don't push and keep things l light and positive.  But I think your situation is a bit different.  She was nearly fully trained already and a regression at 21 months is different than one at say 3 years.  At least, IMO.  But you have to follow your gut and know your own ability to deal with the frustration either way- whether you push it or whether you back off and go back to diapers.  Many would also recommend rewards at this point.  Don't recall how you felt about that.

post #92 of 103
I would either back off or offer rewards for a couple days before bothering to get frustrated.
post #93 of 103

She peed through all 9 pairs of her training pants today.  Like I said, she's not even telling me that she's wet now, which she always did before.  She's in a diaper now until her trainers dry.  The only reward I have used until now was watching a show on my phone.  Now she hasn't even asked to use my phone all day.  I'm debating between rewards, potty boot camp or just waiting a few days and seeing if she come around.  

post #94 of 103

Yeah, if you decide to go the reward route, maybe a little snack or a sticker or something. 

post #95 of 103
J hates the potty chair. I have a little green Ikea one. I sat him down on it a couple of times and he says all done in his upset voice. Today he started to cry. And I had only sat him down for a second. He's starting to say potty words and tell me when he needs a change but that's as far as we have gotten.
post #96 of 103

Amber, some kids are simply afraid of the pottying process until they are a little older, but before I would advise you to not push it until later, I would try a few things.  Sometimes a potty seat on the toilet is preferable to a kids than a small potty.  Sometimes a different color or shaped potty or the ability to choose which potty to use can do the trick.  Also, you could try putting him on the potty when he's less likely to be upset like right after nap, first thing in the morning, or when he's already going.  Bottomless time helps with the latter.

post #97 of 103

Amber,  Coralie behaved like that towards the potty in the beginning too.  Then, one day she didn't anymore.  Just keep gently offering and make it positive and he'll likely get there.

 

Well, Coralie had a pretty good day yesterday with only 1 pee and 2 poop accidents (she generally had poop accidents anyway).  Now today she's already had 2 pee accidents this morning.  Ah well, at least bedtime is better now!  

post #98 of 103

After Coralie's really bad day the other day, she seems to have recovered some.  She's now at about 80% for pee and 10% for poo.  She's not telling me when she has to go much these days, so it's on me to remember.  At least she will go when I bring her now though.  

post #99 of 103

I was going to ask how things were going... and then forgot.  Glad to hear they are improving.  Maybe just a glitch for a few weeks?

post #100 of 103

Yeah, hopefully just a glitch.  Now if she would only poop in the potty....

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