A distressed mum has taken to Reddit to rant about her six-year-old son, saying she feels ‘hate and disgust’ towards him.
The parent admitted she started despising her son because of his inability to properly use a bathroom.
The woman began her post by explaining that her son was fully potty-trained by the age of two-and-a-half.
However, she said he reverted back to soiling his pants once he turned three.
“SIX! And STILL pooping himself,” the mother wrote angrily.
“Hasn’t s**t in a toilet in THREE YEARS.”
The mum says she’s taken her son to “doctors, hospitals, therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy,” and tried laxatives, but nothing has worked and doctors have not found a cause for her son’s dislike for toilets.
After years of searching for answers and trying to change his messy habit, the mum admitted she’s now feeling “hate and disgust” towards her son because his issues have prevented her from “living a normal life”.
“I can’t let him hang out with friends, can’t bring him anywhere with me, can’t go on vacation, long car rides, or even the f**king park because he will s**t himself constantly,” she explained.
She even says she sometimes regrets having a child after having to deal with the unexpected problem.
The mum also said her child says he doesn’t see anything wrong with refusing to use a toilet.
“He says he’s fine with smelling bad and not having friends because of it,” she wrote.
“All of his cousins make fun of him and so do the kids at school, but he just doesn’t care.”
The mother ended her post with a plea for help from other parents.
Many offered messages of support for the distressed mum and shared tales of family members or even themselves going through similar things.
“Don’t resent him,” a mum who said her son is now just stopping the habit wrote.
“He is going through something he does not quite understand and putting him under pressure will make your relationship with him far worse for the future.”
A second person told the mother to go easy on herself.
“Please know it’s nothing you did! Don’t take it upon yourself like that!” they said.
“I know it’s hard but you are doing the best you can and your best IS good enough.”
“Your frustration is totally understandable but it sounds like it is so intense that it’s impacting your life,” another commented.
“You need to take care of yourself, too.”
In other parenting news, many mums have schools to cancel Christmas Jumper days this year over fears it adds financial pressure on poorer families.
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