Potty Learning for Biological Daddy's???
I hate the word training, as it applies to kids...it just seems like I am comparing my child to some kind of animal. So, I choose to call it 'learning', we are potty 'learning'. So, since the Monkey is looking towards at least trying to use the potty during the morning, before bed and bath and at lunchtime, I'm thinking let's go for it! My son was ubber excited and so pleased with his ability to use the potty at school that it seemed like the natural progression of things was taking place. I buy the training pants, I send them with his Biological and then, he comes back in diapers...yes, it's a self-defeating action to expect his Biological to work with me on anything that seems to require any kind of co-parenting.
So, that afternoon when we did our potty check and put on his McQueen Pants he says, 'No, I'm not a big boy'. He got upset and angry with me for trying to put his McQueen pants on him and told me that Daddy said it was okay to not be a 'big boy'.
Again, we take two steps back from the ONE step we took forward just two weeks ago. So, this weekend I watched the free DVD from Huggies that appeared in the mail out of nowhere and with the Monkey and Grandma learned the 'basics' of how to start. So, how do you start a Biological on the path to helping you start? There is not DVD from ANYONE on that topic. I've read co-parenting books, taken classes and even started going to therapy on my own...and, I'm not sure there is a way.
At any rate, I will be patient and loving and let it be...for now.