Need some potty training advice moms!

So my son just turned 3 years old about a month ago. I have been working on potty training him for almost a year now and we have had some ups and downs with it but he's definitely starting to catch on. He's to the point now where he will only use the potty at my house...he won't use it at school, at restaurants, not even his own father's house (who granted, doesn't work with him very well on the potty training anyway). When we are home he insists on wearing his "big boy underwear" and goes pee and poo in the potty all the time with very little accidents (he even stays dry through the night on most nights!), but obviously I can't keep him home 24/7, so I'm wondering if you all have any pointers as to how to break his fear of going potty in places that aren't my house. I feel like once he gets past this fear, we'll be golden and he'll be potty trained, but so far nothing is working. HELP! LOL

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    03/21/14
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    03/21/14
    He has a separate little potty that he uses to pee in, but he'll poop on the big potty just fine...he'll always tell me when he has to go potty so I know he knows what to do when he feels the urge to pee or poo, but when he's away from home, he's too scared to use a potty and he'll either try to hold it for as long as he can which will usually result in an accident, unless we make it home in time..
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    03/21/14
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      Hi. Good job on all.
      I have great potty training in a week steps that's worked for all 3 kids but it sounds like your issue is more thAts scared of public restrooms??

      Those toilets are loud!!!! I hate them too.

      Take him to target or wal Mary or some place and let him pick out some tissue packs or as I calked them potty seat covers.

      Then when in public potty, make it fun.. You basically place tissues all around the seat to create a barrier and its Warmer and softer for them. Not ideal at home as it clogs the toilet. Lol.

      OR there are disposable potties seat covers, etc.

      Sometimes my kids would be in tears and it feels awful. But it passes. (No pun intended)...

      When you're in there, sing a sing or make a game of how many seconds can h count to til they're back out.. Then try to beat some number u made up and then beat it ;) (wink wink)...

      Let him do a karate kick to flush it. Anything to take their mind off the fear part.

      Lemme know if you want my "potty trained in a week" ideas :)
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      03/21/14
      Those are GREAT ideas Jessica, thank you! I guess I just need to make more of a "game" out of it, LOL. Even at his school though, I figured with all the other kids using the potty and him seeing that, he'd be more apt into using it, but he won't. Plus the potties that they have at his school are the little "kids size" ones that are perfect for him and aren't loud or anything, but he still wants nothing to do with them..
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      03/21/14
      I don't blame him. They're gross. Lol. That's tough at school especially when u aren't there.
      Maybe teach him to aim for something. Or to "draw" a circle or his initial with his pee. Lol.
      At least if you suggest this idea, that alone can help him take his mind off of it.

      But it WILL pass. Again.. Sorry. No pun intended. Lol.

      It IS a stage. And won't ladt forever as he is more comfortable in it all.

      Hang in there!!!
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        03/21/14
        Beth
        There is a collapsible potty chair (we have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Cars-Folding-Potty-S…) that you can get. Maybe if you used that at home and got him used to it he would feel more comfortable using it out in public since it would be familiar??
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          03/21/14
          8Theresa Gould
          I took a potty chair in the car. I don't like public bathrooms, etc. so I get it and I wanted our children comfortable and in their own germ environment when they were small. That's just me.
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