Potty training can be trying for both parent and child. One young mother we know read the parenting books and tried the interventions. But her son was just not interested.
Finally, after his third birthday, she came up with a plan. Since everyone in the home had a job (Daddy’s was at a certain business, Mommy’s was in the home office, etc.), it was time for the little boy to have a job too. His job – for which HE was paid – was to use the potty.
Every time he remembered, he was given a nickel for the “potty bank.” On the following Saturday, he could fill his pockets with all the money he had earned and go to a dollar store. Within a week, he was potty trained!