Two reader requests in a row! Thanks--keep 'em coming!
This week's question:
"I know this issue has been gone over so many times, but I am really really struggling right now and just wanted some other Mommy advice :)
I have a 4 1/2 year old little boy who is giving me a run for my money! He potty trained the week of his 3rd birthday flawlessly! He went months being amazing, during the day and night! Then the accidents started, only during the day time, then at night time only, then both, and they have yet to stop! We have good times and bad times, but right now we are having some bad times. Both "types" of accidents occurring multiple times a day, I'm at my wits end. We have tried every tactic we can think of or read about, but nothing seems to click for him for good, the accidents always come back. Right now we're starting a currency system where he can earn "money" for treats and fun things he likes to do. But I am at a loss as to "why" he doing this. No big changes have occurred, but I will be starting online courses in a couple of weeks and worry about how that will impact him. It is also impacting my 2 yr old daughter immensely. I am terrified to start potty training her because I just don't know if I can handle 2 kiddos having accidents.
I would love to hear any advice or suggestions, or even just horror stories letting me know I'm not the only one that feels they will have a school age child who isn't yet potty trained...."
So help her out!
What do you do when a child who was potty trained starts having accidents again?
Have you had a child start school without being completely potty trained? Any suggestions to avoid this?
Any tips on potty training two at a time?
And, perhaps most importantly, how do you deal with the mommy stress of potty training?