Boys ARE harder to train than girls, when he's ready, he'll be ready! Forcing it now, means a longer "fight" and frustration for both of you. Waiting until HE shows signs of readiness....not liking be wet/stinky, holding himself, watching you, etc. will make it training faster/effective.
Make it a game! Reward even just sitting on the toilet with stickers, special treats, etc. Talk about being a big boy like daddy/male relatives. Sing silly potty songs, read potty books to him, let him go through the other parts of the bathroom routine, like flushing, washing hands, even just taking a "tour."
Ditch the pull-ups and just have him wear "big boy underwear" in cool designs..Spider Man, Lightning McQueen, Dinosaurs, etc. Expect many accidents, but it will help reinforce going potty instead of in his pants! Use a minute timer and have him go every 20-30 minutes EVERY hour! Always talking/explaining WHY.
at 2:50 PM on Jan. 3, 2009