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I've been following Dr. Spock's advice of putting my 2 year old to bed at the same time, using the same routine, and rarely or never re-entering the room when he starts to cry, but I'm frustrated. He cries every single night for 15 minutes or more of heartwrenching, door banging, screaming in terror and has for his entire life. Staying with him doesn't solve the problem, and neither does a nightlight, he just doesn't go to bed or takes an hour to fall asleep. What do you do to get your toddler to go to bed without the nightly traumatic ritual?