My son is 6 years old and still uses the bathroom on himself

United States
October 16, 2007 1:57am CST
Does anybody have any suggestions my 6 year old uses the bathroom on himself #1 and mainly #2 .When asked why he uses the bathroom on himself he says I was just to busy playing . I have tried taking things away that he enjoys, I have tried grounding him and I have also tried spanking him and none of the above has worked does anyone have any suggestions.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
16 Oct 07
Hi,my daughter is 4 1/2 and sometimes forgets to pee,hehe.She says shes to busy playing.It is true that when a child gets "too into"what they are doing that they will automatically go.She even did a peepee in the bed the other morning,she was dreaming and in her dream she had peed,so really she was peeing in the bed.I just laughed,what else can you do.I wouldnt take anything away from him,but tell him what others would think and if his friends would play with him if they knew what he does.This will be kind of a small guilt trip on him.Ive done things like this and it worked on my daughter.My daughter would try to go outside if she was playing too much and i told her to go in the house because she will get worms in her butt and its gross!She beleived me and know she takes the time to "FLY"in the house fast for it.You have to twist things for them to beleive it,they beleive anything at that age almost anyway,haha.But not everyones alike though and what worked with me,may not work for you,but theres no harm in trying though,right?:)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Thank you so much for the advice. I will try it you are right it cant hurt to try. I have tried telling him that his friends wouldnt want to play with him and he is like i dont care then there not my friend anyway then He is too smart lol but again thank you so much for the advice
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
16 Oct 07
Do you think hes scared of using the bathroom or hmm,maybe doing it to bother you?If hes too smart like you said,well maybe you should asked a doctor why hes doing this because if he keeps doing it,he will be older,much older and still doing it.My boyfriends brother is 40 and he has to wear a diaper because he goes in his pants,but hes kind of well,how do i put it,different but able to work and looks normal but the brain is slow and short fused.Plainly put,my brother in law is "TOO LAZY"to go to the bathroom alot,hes scared he will miss something happening.I did not know of a good way of saying it.