7 yo and bm accidents
My 7yo son has been avoiding going to the bathroom for his bm's. He partially goes in his pants, then holds it in and continues whatever he's doing. Eventually his father or I get close to him and can smell it and tell him to go to the bathroom. He does go when he's in there. This is so frustrating! It's been happening quite a few times a week since Christmas. When he does I make him to to the bathroom, take a shower and change his clothes. I tell him to go as soon as he thinks he needs to and that dirty pants is stinky and gross.
Today he came home from several hours at a friend's house and Chuck e Cheese with stinky dirty underwear again! When I ask him why this keeps happening, he says he doesn't know. We took away video games for tomorrow as a punishment. . (We told him previously he'd start getting consequences.)
He's gone years without a problem until recently. How do I motivate this kid to get in the bathroom???