I was wondering if you could assist me with ideas regarding my almost 3 1/2 year old daughter with potty training. I think I missed an opportunity with her when she first turned 2 and was more into it and I wasnt very consistent. Now for over the past 6 months I have been going between really trying with her and then backing off for a bit when she really resists. As she is getting older, I am becoming more frustrated. I have always heard that its not an issue to force on them, could cause future issues in this area, however, I am wondering with the older she gets if I should? We have tried all different routes from a lot of praise and hugs to I bought a box and put all special items of her interest in it and told her she could pick 1 out after she puts something in her potty. I have tried her on our potty, her potty and as I mentioned backing off without any regards to it for a while. She has gone on it here and there and other times she could sit there for an hour and not do anything but as soon as she gets off the potty she goes. She has an amazing power to hold it for a long time and most of the time wakes up in the morning dry. I started to tell her that pretty soon we are going to be out of diapers and she will have to go on the potty, not sure if this is the right way to go? Sometimes she becomes pretty upset, am I supposed to force her to sit on the potty when she is crying about it? Any suggestions would be appreciated as we are at a loss here.