Sl-o-o-o-w Children

 

Any experience with a pokey child? She’s three but I think this is more of a personality thing -she does what is asked, but s l o w l y…not really defiantly. Are some kids just more pokey? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

-Alicia

Alicia-

 

We have one of those, and when we went to potty train him it took one full year. We were so frustrated, but then one day it dawned on us that the mellow, kick-back, go-with-the-flow style we loved about this little guy in every other area of his life was just manifesting itself as usual. Once we realized that we were really asking him to change the way he was wired, we stopped making such a fuss.

An old troubleshooting post I wrote on dawdlers might be helpful.

Balance here, of course. Now that he is older we do have to encourage him to use his time wisely, but he likely is never going to be the bouncy "Tigger" his older brother is. And doesn't every family need a static, reliable, steady "Pooh Bear"?

~Kendra