Sir has done amazingly well with his toilet training at school, and now we are on holiday for 6 weeks I am determined not to let it slip. Easier said than done when he insists “pants are for school Mummy”
Well, since the first day of the holiday, pants have been for at home too. Not all day, but certainly for a few hours. He protested on day one but since then he’s been choosing which colour he wants to wear, and I’ve left it up to him (within reason) as to how long he wears them for. I could push him, I could insist he wear them all day, however that will get me absolutely nowhere. By giving him the idea that he is in control over it, I am far more likely to get him to co operate and the pants will stay on for longer. He has been sitting on the toilet too although we have yet to see an actual result, even so this is the furthest we have ever got with toilet training.
I have found that a more relaxed attitude towards it has meant I feel less stressed about it too. Although I have to admit I’d rather train a two year old than a 12 year old, it is what it is though. Two year olds are small enough to be picked up and deposited on the potty regardless of whether they argue with you! LOL! A strapping pre teen is another matter entirely 🙂
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that by the end of the holiday he will be more comfortable wearing his pants at home and using the toilet or at least not far off that stage.
I’m linking with Jane http://ourlittleescapades.com/2016/07/small-steps-amazing-achievements-27th-july-2016/