YIKES! We are just starting to head down this road...again.I am very nonchalant about this.My attitude is, thier body,thier choice.I give them the oppertunity,explain to them what they need to know and show them th epotty.If they sit,a little encouragement is all I do,and if they pee we do a happy dance
.If the next time they need to go,we offer the potty,and if they tell us they want to pee int hier diaper,we gently remond them that they can pee inthe potty,and we believe in them.If they still choose to use a diaper,hey,its thier chioce.No bribing or disappointment here. It is thier body,thier chioce.
But you need to understand that in our situation they are showing all signs of readiness(except reg BM) and showed an interest in it.However they are dealing with a trauma that happened fairly recently and thus the reason fro us bieng so laid back about it. I bravo them for wanting to try at this point after that.
But I must say they are doing VERY well! They are very proud of themselves and I think this may even help them heal a bit.
BTW I have been reading KIDS ARE WORTH IT (teaching your child the gift of inner dicipline)by Barabra Coloroso(sp?) and there is a great section about potty training.I recommend the entire book to anyone anyways!