Whoever said it is easier to potty train a girl.... LIED. I've tried every idea in the book. Grace is 3. I've tried an exciting new doll. Little toys. Talking to her. Reading her books. Having her go commando... which works... until I put a diaper on her at nap and bedtime... and then she goes. Holds it in and waits until the diaper is on. She's got the idea... just not the right one.
So at this very moment... I'm taking it further... I took away her pacifier. She knows she gets it at nap and bedtime. She asked for her pacifier tonight at bed and I told her she could have it when she went potty on the toilet. As I was reading a bedtime story, she looked at me and stuck her thumb in her mouth. Ahhhhh! Well played my daughter! Well played.