My five year old just started this day camp through parks and rec. We are homeschoolers, but he has been in preschool and never had a problem with accidents or intentionally peeing in the wrong place, like he has done at this camp.
The first day he peed in the park instead of the bathroom. This I could understand because I've always let him pee on a tree if he can't wait or there is no bathroom around. I was thinking he was confused about where to go and who to ask. The next day he peed in his pants. We talked to him about where to go and so forth. Well today he peed ON another kid in the bathroom.
This is my middle child. Never had any problems with my oldest and both of them potty trained just fine at three. This boy, I must say, has been the more difficult of the three. He was an awesome baby, we had a beautiful home birth, he nursed until 2 1/2, but he has had problems with his speech and is nowhere near where his eight y/o brother is emotionally or intellectually. I'm trying not to compare, but it's tough, esp. when stuff like this happens. He's very strong willed and has a hard time focusing, full of energy--your typical ADHD I'm sure would be the diagnosis were he in school. Thank god we're not. Anyway, any ideas? I'm wondering if he just really doesn't like this camp. It's run by college students so maybe he's feeling like he's not very supervised and can be a little jungle boy. I've always thought that urination problems were the result of sexual abuse, but I know that he has not been abused by me or his dad and I really don't think it's happened by anyone else and this has never ever been a problem before, but it's so embarassing. I think we're going to take him out. What should we do?? I'm worried there's something seriously wrong with him. He's already such a challenging boy and so different from my otheres. Help!!!!