Autism and potty training




My son is 10, he finally got potty trained at 8.




The first thing I'll tell you Not to do is buy an expensive potty chair




Your kid will probably outgrow the chair before they learn to use it




I made that mistake and bought the singing elmo real flush potty chair




And son outgrew it before he learned.




So fuck you Elmo and your bullshit potty




Secondly is




Traditional methods probably won't work




Like the Cheerios in the toilet




My son kept trying to grab the Cheerios out of the toilet




Putting him on the potty in front if the television didn't work




My son doesn't watch television




Rewards didn't work because my son would want a reward everytime he went in his diaper/pullup




You can buy all the books, potty chairs, read all the expert advice




Buy all the unnecessary crap they peddle




But the only thing that worked for my son was constantly putting him on the toilet every single day, multiple times a day for years and years




One day a light just went off in his head and he decided to use the toilet




It's really that simple




Don't make it seem like it's something they have to do




Really don't explain shit




Just put them on the toilet and sit with them




Talk about regular stuff




Distract them from being on the toilet




Make them sit there for at least 10mins at a time




This way gradually they'll get used to being on the toilet




It's really that simple




It's a patience thing




It's gonna take time




The more you make it a big deal




The more stressed the kid is gonna get




Nonchalant is the way to be




Like it's no big deal




Just sit on the toilet while I read you this book




Or something like that




They'll eventually get it 




Trust me, I thought my son was gonna be in pull ups forever.




Now wiping his own butt




Is a whole nother blog and I don't have time for that shit




Lol