For boys, let them stand outside the bathroom door while you use the toilet, then bring them in and let them sit or stand for just a couple of min looking like you are busy cleaning , & then send them back out to play reminding them to come in if they need to.
Remember, that going to the bathroom is not a trick. Its something as natural & normal as eating & sleeping. When it becomes a trick and treats are needed in order to perform, then it becomes something more like trouble. A child that is old enough and is able should want to stay dry on their own.
Always whisper nice things in their ears like, "I'm so glad that you are a big girl like mommy now.", smile and always be positive, but there will be a time or a day when you can't and won't have treats, tricks, stickers, or money to convince a child to do something natural.
at 7:33 PM on Jun. 1, 2009