I try to keep gadgets away from my son at least two to three hours before bedtime. I also make sure he had a healthy dinner. I dim the lights and make the temperature comfortable. But if he really does not want to sleep, he won't sleep. It's frustrating having to pretend to be angry at him for not sleeping. He only sleeps when he cries himself to sleep. When he is too happy, he won't get himself to lie down. I had to adjust. I love him that much. If he wants to stay up a little late, maybe it won't hurt to get up late also.
Stephanie Baker is a gentle sleep coach® trained & certified by Kim West, The Sleep Lady®.