First of all accept the fact that it is a hard task. My 3 1/2 year old son has peed in his big boy underwear once today already!!! LOL!!! Honestly we have tried EVERYTHING, but my husband and I agree we do not want to "traumatize" him so we are taking it one day at a time. I have the potty watch, the potty that talks, potty seats, charts & stickers. We have bribed him beyond belief with toys and candy. NADA!!! Take a deep breath, realize this is not a reflection upon your parenting skills because the bottom line is this: they are in control and know it. & I think there's probably a lot of power in that for a 3 year old. Be patient but firm. Be encouraging. By some books, like Elmo Learns To Go to the Potty which is interactive. I sit him on the toilet and sit with him and read, even if nothing happens at least he knows what the bathroom looks like!!!!! My tip is to be realistic. Good Luck!!!
at 12:01 PM on Feb. 22, 2011