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I am not sure about the answer to potty training, it will probably depend on who you ask. I didn't think my 3 1/2 would EVER be ready to go on the potty, he doesn't care if he goes in his undies or not (we are in the midst of it right now) but he will go if I sit him on the toilet and ask him to go.
Our developmental pediatrician said that some kids, esp high functioning autism spectrum, like to have their gross motor totally under control before they start pottying, and then they do it in a day (except they're around 4-5 years old). However, his preschool teachers disagree and are having a lot of success teaching him to go on the toilet.
I would try it and see how much time you're investing into it. If he's sitting on the potty every five minutes and getting nowhere... revisit later. If he only has to sit on it for 2 minutes every hour then why not.
As far as yelling "go away" to his Daddy... maybe you can teach him a different phrase?
Rachelle, mommy to 8 year old boys!
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