4th grader will not use toilet!
March 11, 2012 2:16 PM Subscribe
Some friends of mine have a son who is in the 4th grade. He is not yet fully toilet trained. He pees in the toilet but he will not poop in the toilet. When he needs to poop he puts on a pull up diaper, does his business, takes the diaper off, and cleans himself up. They have tried everything they can think of, including therapy, to no avail. He is a decent student, plays sports, music, has friends, etc. But he won't use the toilet. There was no event that anybody is aware of that may have triggered his fear of the toilet. His parents have given up. They figure he will eventually just figure it out for himself. But he will be entering middle school in September, and I can only imagine what his peers might do if they somehow find out about this. It could be unspeakably brutal. Any advise for how his parents might solve this problem?
posted by Seymour Zamboni to health & fitness (61 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite