It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Parenting Issues Message Board

mom at her wits end

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-27-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Jacksonville,Florida, USA
Posts: 2
rocketbot9 HB User
mom at her wits end

My son is four and has been peeing and pooping on the floor almost every day since he was two ,and even driving his toys through it. The toys that he drives through it get thrown away instead of being cleaned any more, That seems to have stopped the pooping on the floor ,but not the peeing. I notice that he does it when he's mad. The only thing his doctor has told us is that he has ADHD, we've tried meds, time outs, making him clean it up, you name it, nothing seems to work. I've gotten to the point that I just scold him and clean it up, I don't know what to do anymore.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-01-2010, 08:41 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 969
justmel30 HB User
Re: mom at her wits end

have you tried bribery? How long did you do the time outs? I would go back to that and I would make it consistant, firm, and something that he can find absolutely no enjoyment from. He's old enough to be able to put two and two together. My brother and his wife used a play pen when there son was acting out. It had no toys, no blanky, nothing that was fun and it they would turn the tv off so he couldnt watch tv. They say one minute longer then their age. So if he's 4, you can put him in it for 5 min. after he gets out. make him clean it. He will put it together eventually. But you may have to stick with it for a while. He knows at this point that he can outlast you. Also, get a big jar and fill it full of treats and let him pick one out when he goes on the toilet. Let him know what a good job he is doing. Its a lot of work, but that's part of being a parent. hope that helps you.

Last edited by justmel30; 03-01-2010 at 08:44 PM. Reason: Too long and wordy. Wanted to shorten it up.

Old 03-04-2010, 04:55 AM   #3
Belly Kelly
Senior Veteran
Belly Kelly's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 855
Belly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB UserBelly Kelly HB User
Re: mom at her wits end

First of all, I don't know a doctor that diagnoses kids at such a young age for ADHD. Has your child truly been evaluated for this? Diagnoses for ADHD should take months and it does not happen in just one visit.

Another question - are you with your son all day and where are you when he is peeing and pooping? It seems you need to catch him in the act.

When he does this behavior, you have to follow with discipline. I would still make him clean it up, and then take away his favorite toys for the rest of the day. It's all about the discipline!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
At wits end with OAB meds KellyCz Urology 3 03-07-2008 06:12 AM
Help, I have reached wits end. Rosbud Headaches & Migraines 2 02-08-2005 02:56 PM
i am at my wits end April 505 Bipolar Disorder 11 01-05-2005 05:37 PM
At Wits End..... Where do I go from here??? TexasWildRose04 Back Problems 8 10-30-2004 08:37 AM
I am at my wits end with everything troubledchild Addiction & Recovery 16 06-29-2004 07:08 AM
At my wits end- do any of you have kids? JoanneWaters Children's Health 4 02-11-2004 07:31 PM
at wits end cdw Digestive Disorders 5 12-09-2003 11:14 AM
Help I am at my wits end!! cshore General Health 8 08-22-2003 09:51 PM
At my wits end and I am in need of help bigror Relationship Health 2 08-17-2003 05:54 PM
multiple foot problems with pain-at wits end swimcaps12 Foot & Ankle Problems 6 06-30-2003 06:15 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:55 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!