Another reason your child might be using the potty at daycare or preschool but not at home is, while he feels forced to use it at school, he knows he’s able to make his own choices at home. Feeling more comfortable at home, your child is telling you that he’s just not ready yet. Or perhaps your child’s teacher has some great potty ideas that work well with your child.

Sit down for an adults-only meeting with your child’s teacher and find out how the potty situation is handled in class and, in particular, with your child. Good preschool teachers understand that children vary tremendously in their potty-learning readiness and will happily discuss the situation with you.