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  •  Academically he is 2. Socially he is 4. (5+ / 0-)

    I'm sorry I didn't make that distinction. There are different levels of cognition associated with various  skills. If he wasn't ready I would have voiced my concern to mom but he was already demonstrating that he could perform all the actions. His problem is requesting & leaving a preferred activity rather than go potty. Those are completely different things.

    Being toilet trained buys him access to tons of social programs, and social interactions that won't work with an individual who lacks this skill. It also lowers the long term cost of caring for those who don't reach full independence by millions over their lives.

    “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell

    by Tool on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 11:07:16 AM PDT

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