My son has some OCDs so having him go naked bottom worked instantly. Granted I didn't even try potty training him until after he turned 2.
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Aww don't worry, I'm sure he'll get there. My little brother... well not so little anymore (6ft 15year old) didn't potty train until just after 4 years. I've heard boys are a lot harder than girls to potty train.
Kids do get hooked on rewards sometimes! A simple praise worked well enough for us as well.
I agree with watching dad but I think it works with mom too.
I think watching mom confuses boys. Mom just sits down, boys need to think about sitting or standing, as well as aiming. Seeing a woman do it does not really teach them anything beyond that mom uses a toilet.
I haven't taught my boy to stand yet. He's fully out of diapers but sits for everything. My husband and I decided we would introduce standing after he had mastered basic potty training . So I'm sure we'll start that soon.
I totally agree, using only positive reinforcement with children is silly. They need to know when they do something wrong just as much as when they do something good.