My son was the same way, it was so frustrating! I had a potty seat that fit on the regular toilet, and a potty chair that made music. He could've cared less about either one.
I praised him when he would just sit on the potty for a few minutes, even if he didn't do anything.... and I promised a BIG SURPRISE if he did do something. Finally, he peed on the potty! So I got him a slice of birthday cake at the grocery store, put a candle on it and sang Happy Pee Pee To You (to the tune of Happy Birthday). Then I made him a little poster, taped it on a stick and we had a little parade around the block. After that, everytime he used the potty, we had a "Pee Pee" party, and I just stuck a candle in whatever was available. I think once I actually stuck a candle in a pile of raisins. LOL.
You get the picture... what 3 year old doesn't like a party? Hope this helps.
at 2:19 PM on Oct. 1, 2008