three year old and bedtime

Jacquelyn - posted on 01/31/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My three old will not go to bed without a fight. ive tried reading to him, bathing him before, ect. Everyone tells me its payback, but he comes out at least five times and doesnt go to bed without a fight any suggestions?

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Jessica - posted on 01/31/2009

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My 3 year old was doing this as well.  I started using a timer.  I set the timer to tell him it was time to tell Daddy goodnight.  After that, we set it to rock for 15 minutes.  9 times out of 10 he goes straight to bed with no complaints.  He thinks the timer is telling him to do it.  He has made comments like "The timer didn't say I need my 'jamas."  or "I can't get out the tub cuz the timer didn't say!".

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