Now that I'm home with my son he's at the ripe old age of potty training. I still believe in not forcing them, so I don't push the issue. I let it be on his terms.
The reason I chose this subject is because I have a very good friend and her son is the same age as mine. He attends daycare full time. From what my friend tells me, the daycare is forcing him into potty training. I think they are pushing him so bad, he is reverting. Another thing that baffled me, the daycare is teaching the boys to stand up to pee!! Andrew is my only son, but I'm teaching him to pee sitting down. Why would the daycare teach them standing up? I doubt they have very good aim, some of them have fingers longer than their "business" their finger will probably cover their hole, then you have a pee sprinkler going on!! UGH
I talked to my friend and I told her she needs to go the director of the daycare and lay down the law!
She told them; You will not force my son to be potty trained, we work on it at home, and I can clearly see he is not fully ready. I will buy pull ups when I'm damn well ready too! And my son will sit down to pee until he's mastered that then he can stand up!
Those of you with boys out there and have mastered the potty training, I have few questions for you.
1. Did you teach him to sit down or stand up when starting?
2. How old was he when he was completely trained?
3. Are boys harder to teach then girls (on this issue)?
Another thing that freaks me out, when we are working on potty training, he refuses to put on underwear, so I let him be naked. He is very aware of this, and his boy parts. Then he runs to me and says:
"Look Mama, Big Weenie"!!! EEEK..
What the hell do I do about that? Do I discourage him from his extra curricular activity? Or just let him be?
Like I said I'm new at the boy thing.. any advice of past experience will be appreciated!