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Old 12-03-2002, 08:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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In the same building w/my office is a research study on preschoolers. In the restroom just now were a little girl and her grandma:
GIRL: I gotta go potty!
GRANDMA: No you don't; you just went in your pants. Now stand right there while Grandma uses the potty.
GIRL: But I'm gonna pee!
GRANDMA: No you're not. I swear, you make me crazy.
GIRL: I use the other potty.
GRANDMA: Get back here! Can't you hold still for one second?!
GIRL: I gotta go potty!
GRANDMA: No you don't. Come on, let's go home.
GIRL: I use the potty at home?
GRANDMA: Yeah, you better not go in your pants again. Grandma's had about all she can take out of you today.


What on earth is this woman thinking?! The kid's just had an accident and is trying to prevent another one; what possible benefit can there be to forbidding her to try using the toilet?! How is she supposed to learn to understand her body's cues when grandma's insisting that she doesn't feel what she feels?! AARGHH!!!

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Old 12-03-2002, 09:37 PM
 
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YUK!!!!!!!!


It would KILLLLLL ME if I ever found out mt mother talked to my children like that!
Never mind,shell never get the oppertunity to!
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that is so sad!!!! I can't believe that someone could be like that especially to thier own granddaughter!!!
It really amazes me how people can be.
I'm glad that we practice ec with our dd. it must be tough to train a child for 2-3 years to use thier pants as a toilet then have to untrain them.
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That's just ridiculous.
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that poor baby!!
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