Ok, so I know 2 year olds can be hard. My DS is a text book terrible two year old. He tries so hard to communicate but sometimes just cannot get his message across which causes him to get so frustrated. DS isn't the easiest child sometimes but we manage.
My issue is bed time! I work full-time, so I am exhausted when I get home at 5.30. DS goes to daycare full-time ( I wish he didn't but the circumstances don't give me any choice ) so we get home and DS watches a movie sometimes or plays, then dinner, bath and the dreaded bed time! We have co slept since taking him off the bottle 4 months ago. Taking him off the bottle messed up his routine badly.
He will refuse to go to sleep until after 9.00pm no matter what we do, I lay with him in my bed, no sleeping until after 9, no matter what time we go in to settle. I lay with him in his bed, he will just toss and turn again, until after 9! He does have a day sleep at daycare (wont sleep for me during the day at home) but even if he doesn't have a day sleep he still will not go to bed earlier...
My issue is we need to get up before 7am, and he just doesn't want to because he has not had enough sleep. I am at my wits end. Nothing works, I take him to his bedroom, he screams for 20 minutes while I try and settle him saying come to bed for cuddle, lets read your favourite book etc, eventually he will but it will still take him at least a half hour to sleep. DF and I get absolutely no alone time because DF falls asleep usually while I am putting DS to sleep (DF works very early, so understandable).
I really am not keen on CC or any method suggested by T H. I would much rather a no cry solution. Has anyone used the no cry sleep solution for a 2 year old? Is sleep school something that could help. Any help appreciated!!!