My son seems fully capable of using the potty and I kept hearing to wait until he's interested, but I felt like...I know my son, and if I waited until he was interested, to do things that were good for him, he would never take a nap or rinse shampoo out of his hair so I thought I should try getting a little more serious about it. The reward method seemed to work really well and I sort of thought after the excitement of that wore off that he would just be in the habit of pottying and everything would go about it's merry way. But! we stopped with the sticker charts (that resulted in a new Thomas train after so many successes) ...and now it's a yelling "No! I don't want to!" to just get him to sit on the potty (when I know he has to go)....and then he refuses to try and just pees his pants and act like nothing happened.
I have him in underwear at home and pull ups when we're out.
I guess I just don't know what to do. I don't know if we should go back to the charts. I feel like if we just go back to diapers that's just quitting and taking the easy way out, because I just feel like I know he can do it. I think he would benefit and enjoy preschool so much and it's just frustrating that this is standing in the way. Also, I don't want to change diapers anymore. And mostly, I just feel like I know he can do it and I don't want to sell him short. I feel like if I don't teach him this I'm basically making him pee and poo in his pants all day.
Any advice for a frustrated mom? Hopefully from someone who's been there, not someone who has a daughter who practically taught themselves how. ;) (sorry)