My son turned 3 in November. My two older children were completely PL by around 2 1/2---well, for days in the case of my dd who is 5.
3 yr old DS FINALLY started to pee in the potty when I pretended to just not care anymore. He literally went from diapers to accident-free for pee in a matter of a couple days.
Then there's poop. He does not have accidents in his pants anymore. He knows full well what he is doing. He waits until we put the bedtime diaper on, or he will ask for a diaper.
One day, when he asked, I said "Let's go sit on the potty." and he did, for a minute. Then he got off and ran around for awhile, then asked to try again. Still nothing.
Then the phone rang, and while I was on the phone, he put a diaper on himself and proceeded to poop in it!
I have tried just casually taking him to the potty, which he was open to, asked me to read to him. I have tried the "I don't care" approach along with "I know you can do it and you will someday." I have tried outright bribery. I have tried telling him that he can't ride the school bus till he starts doing it--which he *says* he wants to do, but I don't know, maybe that is part of the problem? I just overheard him telling his dad tonight that he is a little boy, so he needs a diaper.
WHAT am I going to do? I have never had this problem before.