My little boy was a bit stubborn too. Here are some things I tried: a potty chair in the living room, and a Bob the Builder (his fave) potty seat on our regular toilet (so he had a choice), a pee pee party when he did eventually go (this was easy - a slice of cake or whatever with a candle and I sang 'Happy Pee Pee To You" whenever he did it, we made a little sign and stuck it on a pole and he marched up and down the block whenever he peed on the potty, LOTS of praise, his favorite character big boy underwear, LOTS of hugs and encouragement. Eventually, he decided he wanted to be a big boy and pee and poopy on the big potty and that was it. I never pushed him no matter how irritated I was and once he started he never had even one accident during the day or at night. The bottom line is that they're ready when they're ready!
Goodluck. I know how frustrating it can be!
at 5:53 PM on Nov. 8, 2008