Chris - posted on 09/27/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My almost 3 year old will not give up the control issues with potty training. I realize it's the one thing she can control. I've tried allowing her to make some choices (with guidance of course) about other things in her day to see if that would help the control issue. We've tried everything: from M&M's, ice cream, special outings, re-useable training pants, pull-ups. She is ready in every way but won't give up the control. I've had people tell me to punish her when she has an accident, and I just can't do that. I want to keep this whole experience positive. I know there has to be a positive way to teach her. Ladies, how do I use this control issue for a positive result and eventually reaching the goal of being potty trained? Any help would be great.