The gloves are coming off. And being replaced with different gloves.
We've been having a hard time getting our son to use the toilet for his BMs. We've tried social stories about the fun-loving Mr. Mucky who lives in his belly and likes to take waterslide rides. We've tried bribes of daily treats. We've tried having a regular schedule for effort. We've even tried mild punishments, such as losing computer priviledges for accidents.
No success and full day school is only 3 months away.
Being different is hard enough without throwing a hygiene issue into the mix. Kids are merciless and have long memories. And lack of toilet training is one of the few criteria the school board can use to put a child in segregated special education without challenge.
So we're trying a more hardball tactic. The closest we've come to success is with bribes of treats. So we're upping the treat.
He loves playing on the computer. So for now: no BM, no computer. I'm hoping this will build up his awareness of when he has a BM. Then as school lets out, we can up the ante to no BM in the toilet, no computer.
He doesn't like it thus far and feels it's grossly unfair. (Click! - parent checklist item one.)
Maybe it'll work. Maybe it won't. But it's the best solution I can see for now.