Be patient, be diligent, keep at it - FINALLY one day they just get it and you wonder what was so hard!! :D
Different things have worked with all my kids. The key at first seems to be getting them to go on the potty! My firstborn figured out in a matter of days what I wanted him to do. Took him longer to actually do it - but he got the concept. My second did NOTHING on the toilet for 6 months. Seriously, I put him on the toilet and NOTHING. Finally one day I got him on before he peed and soon after that he understood what he was supposed to be doing while he sat there. :)
Both boys almost had it but kept wetting their pants. With my firstborn he had to clean up the mess and change into clean clothes before he was allowed out of the bathroom. He HATED changing himself and cleaning up the mess. My next one LOVED cleaning up. LOL! With him, if he wet or pooped in his pants he did not get a change of clothes.
at 10:32 PM on Aug. 13, 2010