• I’m going to the potty. Want to keep me company?
  • I notice you’re holding your privates. Maybe you need to go try the potty?
  • I just heard you make a toot! That means a poop might be getting ready to come out. Let’s see if you can make one.
  • You drank a whole big cup of water at breakfast. I bet it might be time to try to make a tinkle. Wanna try?
  • Let’s go to the park. But first, everyone has to go to the potty. As soon as everyone has gone, we can head on out!
  • Is the poop hurting today as it comes out? That means you’re a little constipated. Hold my hand It’s important you try to get it out anyway. It’s gonna feel SO GOOD when it finally comes out. Then, let’s pick a really healthy snack so next time, it will be all soft and squishy and won’t hurt at all!
  • The doctor told me your poops should be about the size of a medium banana each day. Let’s look at yours. Do you think you got out all the poop? Maybe there’s still some left. Keep trying!
  • (When resistant): OK! NO MORE POTTIES TODAY! Today you can poop in your Pull-Ups® if you want to. It’s up to you! Would you like to put the potty away or leave it out here for when you’re ready to try again?
  • [At school]: I heard you used the potty today! That’s great. Do you want to show me how you did it?
  • Let’s go try the potty one more time before we read our story and tuck in for the night.
  • Good work! Do you want to show Daddy/Mommy before we flush it?
  • Would you like privacy or company?

You may want to explore the scripts of other potty personalities, too, to see what works best with your own child.