3 1/2 year-old having potty issues.
My 3 1/2 year-old daughter has been having an issue with going to the potty for the last 4 months. At first I thought it was because in January I started taking in kids for babysitting and had a 4 year-old who although was potty trained, still wore diapers because he would just wet himself and not even stop playing (after a month of that, I got tired of it and basicly trained him myself to go to the potty compleatly on his own and as of now has very few accidents.) Before this, My daughter was quite suffciant in using the potty herself.
Now she seems to have a developed a sort of 'fear' of the potty. I litteraly have to drag her almost kicking and scraming to get her to go on the potty. If I see her doing the 'pee-pee dance' and ask her if she needs to go, she insists that she doesn't and will wait so long to the point of it already coming out to go rush to the potty and most of the time doen't make it in time. However, there are days where she'll do it on her own or with no problems when asked, but those days are rare.
My husband and I tried taking away priviges like dessert or movie time and it seemed to help for a while. We try not to get too mad but it's so frustrating that I'm really having a hard time keeping my anger in when this happens. I'm really sick of it. I've resoted to taking away her big-girl undies until she can earn them back when she can go potty without a fuss and no inteninal accidents. I am absolutly not going to stick her back in pull-ups, even thought she doesn't have accident's in them. I'm not wasting my money on something she truely doesn't need.
We're at our wit's end with this and I can't stand myself when these moments happen. I'm sick of getting angry and sick of scraping poop out of her pants. If anyone has ANY suggestions, PLEASE help!