I once read that in order to get a child to do something or agree to something you should tell him or her that it is part of the “rules” of being a good parent.
Tyler is starting to get better with potty training, with the help of candy kisses (yes, getting desperate), except he still has not pooped on the potty, not once, EVER. I know this is the hardest part for some kids to do. He knows he should go poop on the potty, so he feels embarrassed when being caught with his pants UP, so to speak, and does not want to be changed.
One day he was really resisting and I said, “Now, Tyler, you know me changing you into a clean pull-up is part of me being a good mommy. I wouldn’t be a good mommy if I didn’t do it.”
He looked me straight in the eyes and pleaded, “Please be a bad mommy.”