Child Psychology and Behaviour

toilet training

Somya Vij
3 to 7 years

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Updated on Jul 10, 2017

My son is 3 years n 4 months he is not using the washroom at school . teachers are making a lot of effort n I am also motivating him from last 2 months but still he says he won't use it.. l have spoken to him if something is disturbing him there. but he says I just don't want to use them . please suggest.

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Somya Vij

| Jul 10, 2017

okay thank you I will definitely start following it ..

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Shikha Batra

| Jul 10, 2017

that's because he is enjoying the attention given to him due to this issue. avoid enquiring about it everyday by saying , "did u use washroom today?" the more nagging is done regarding the same, or more he is given attention due to this , the more he would make it a point he doesnt use it. just ignore when he talks about it. when he would see there is no more fun in this , he might even use it . hope this helps!

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Somya Vij

| Jul 10, 2017

Thank you but when he returns from school he very happy sharing that today also he dint use the school toilet.. he feels very excited in telling me that I won't use it . please suggest.

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Shikha Batra

| Jul 10, 2017

hi Sowmya! some children are just not okay with the idea of using toilets at places other than home. the reasons behind these could vary from one child to another such as they fear that they will fall down in it or it's the smell which keeps them away. my girl also doesn't use washroom at any place other than home for the fear of being locked inside, as it happened with her once. I know of another child who doesnt use toilets for the fear of lizards.. please try and find out the reason for avoiding it by talking to the child politely. since he has developed fear over a period of time , he won't overcome it in a day and it might take time. worl on his fears by first and foremost accept this he is fearful of using washroom in the school. secondly try to find out ways to help him out ,say sending another child with him who could stand outside. or sending him during break time when many kids would be there. gradually he would get confident and overcome his fear. hope this helps!

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