Need help potty training 7 year old!

Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2020 09:19 pm
Hello everyone I came here hoping people would be able to offer me some advice on getting my daughter potty trained she currently has to wear diapers 24/7 for both needs. I have tried potty training her when she was younger but we made no progress at all later on I decided to take her to a few doctors and therapists but they all told that both mentally and physically she was fine.
I just don't know what to do anymore and feel like I've run out of things to try any advice I could get would be amazing thanks
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2020 11:22 pm
7 years...hmmm. They really said that was normal? Then my next question is...does your daughter have autism or anything on the ASD spectrum? ASD is mostly autism but other disorders go on it too. I ask because most kids who are not on the ASD spectrum potty train by like age 5. Those on the ASD spectrum will go beyond 5 years of age in most cases and some never get potty trained. I would recommend you have the doctor test her for ASD since it can be difficult to detect too. Get a different doctor if needed too since not all can detect it if it's not screaming in their face kind of thing. If she has anything that fits into the spectrum which I think is very likely then see a behavior therapist or RBT. Not sure what kind of therapist you used before but behavior therapists are usually covered with insurance. Of course, some are better with potty training than others. They all do it but there are those who specialize in it. For now, I would recommend taking her on a strict schedule of 30 mins to an hour. Just have her sit on the potty for 5 or 10 minutes but keep it consistent and stick to the schedule. Don't let her leave early unless she goes potty. I'd probably do 10 mins with her. So like would take her every 30 minutes and have her sit there for 10 minutes no matter what unless she goes potty. Use positive reinforcement too. Encourage her to go also. Compliment her if she's sitting well. For example say, "Good job sitting on the toilet." You can give her a toy to preocuppy her or something too if needed. Tell her she'll get some kind of treat if she goes potty if after some time it's not working. Say things like, "Big kids go potty on the toilet, are you big?". So be encouraging. Make her want to be like kids her age.
Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2020 01:52 am
I don't believe she has anything on the ASD spectrum since the doctors never seemed to find anything. And I have tried putting her on the potty before but it didn't really work out she always seemed to have accidents when off the potty but I know she is trying she understands that she shouldn't be in diapers still but doesn't seem to be able to hold it or tell when she's having an accident really.
Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2020 05:15 am
No one can answer this sort of complex issue on the internet. Lay people do not know and medical professionals will not answer.

In truth you need to go back to the medical professionals. Obviously your child requires psychological counselling to ascertain what the issue/issues truly are.

Posting on here or indeed anywhere on the internet/social media achieves less than zero, it is simply wasting time .... However every day your child grows older with this issue, the worse it becomes for her.

Get professional help for her.

Sometimes with the medical profession one has to kiss many frogs until one meets the prince or princess required. Your daughter has an issue which will very soon (if not already) become an extremely serious social problem for her, let alone the toll it will subsequently take on her mental health .... So, you have to keep pushing until you find proper professional help for her.

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Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2020 05:19 pm
Well honestly, I'm not at all sure this poster is real, but, for what it's worth....

My opinion is she's aware enough of what she's doing, and that you'll take care of it.

Stop putting her in diapers and let her pee on herself and her clothes and walk around in that. Put away her other clothes and underwear so she can't change, and let her walk around in her own mess. If she gets a rash, it won't be the end of the world. Further incentive to not pee on herself.

Same with crapping herself too. Let her experience the sensation and stink.

If she has any friends, let them let her know what they think of her.

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Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2020 08:31 pm
At the chance, this is a legit, :

Inquiring minds inquiring minds would like to know been going on for the last 5 years? Typically around 2 years give or take the problem ( if there is one) gets resolved. If it we’re my child, by age 3 I’d have sought out competent medical or professional help. If medical and psychological or psychiatric help said nothing was wrong, they were stooges.

But by Age 7....?
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