you just have to encourage, not pressure him. my son was resistant to this as well. so, we came up with the prize box. get a shoe box, fill it with a bunch of stuff like bubbles, stickers, hot wheels, etc (cheap stuff) and start by letting him get a prize any time he pees in the potty. when he poops is him pants tell him that you really wish he would have gone in the potty so he could have another prize. do not punish him or yell at him for it. it will only stress him about it and could lead to stool holding. when he gets used to the prize box, tell him that since he knows how to pee in the potty now, he not going to get a prize for it anymore. he's such a pro at is that now he has to learn something new (like pooping in the potty *wink) to get a prize. it's working well for us. the key thing to remember is not to push him. on a side note, my younger son prefers privacy whereas my older did not.
at 12:46 PM on Apr. 11, 2009