According to this article, my three-year-old son is "resistant to potty training." That is putting it mildly -- he was getting so good, and then in the past month or so he's gotten worse than he ever was. So, my question is do steps like the ones outlined in that article work? It almost seems counter-intuitive.
For reference, here are the major bullet points:
- Transfer all responsibility to your child.
- Stop all reminders about using the toilet.
- Give incentives for using the toilet.
- Give stars for using the toilet.
- Make the potty chair convenient.
- Diapers, Pull-ups, or underwear? (use underwear).
- Remind your child to change his clothes if he wets or soils himself.
- Don't punish or criticize your child for accidents.
- Ask the preschool or day care staff to use the same strategy.
I feel like my wife and I have tried some of the things on this list. I know we've done 3,4,5,6 and 9 is a no-brainer (school needs to cooperate here).