With my 2yo!!!!!! He's almost 3 and has always been an absolutely shocking sleeper but he's just doing my head in. How a child can go from barely being able to keep their eyes open to then not staying in their bed for the next two hours is beyond me!!!
Nothing works with this child! I've tried to just go in and put him back in bed again and again and again and again but he still comes out. I've confiscated toys each time he gets out. I've yelled. I've threatened to smack and then followed through with it (out of sheer frustration) and feel awful about it. Please, if you feel the need to comment on this aspect of my trial and error experience, type out your post but then hit 'delete' rather than actually post it. I don't need to hear how terrible smacking is, it just doesn't work on him anyway.
I just don't know what else to do!!! My almost 7yo is an angel to get to sleep but he and DS2 share a room so DS2 keeps him awake with constantly getting up and playing and DS1 needs his sleep as he has school.
It's not fair on any of us for this to continue. It sucks. It really does.
Can anyone suggest something else to try? I don't want to co-sleep with him as its not fair on DS1 - though DS2 usually ends up in my bed by morning anyway and we're currently living with my parents so giving the kids their own rooms just isn't an option.
Please, please help.