It depends on for what reason they are refusing. If they are just being defiant, I'd just let them mess themselves, and then let them clean it up. (with your oversight of course) If it's for other reasons, like my DD has ANOTHER UTI, and is refusing to go b/c it stings, that's a different story, I use alot of encouragement and coaxing for that. They're all different, you'll just have to try alot of different things. Try making potty time fun. If you have a boy, throw some cheerios in there and tell them try to hit it! lol. My kids always like those blue toilet bowl cleaner things that turns the water blue. They they pee in it and make it green! lol That is always a big hit for us!
at 1:20 AM on Dec. 22, 2008