What happens: Your child creates a fuss when it’s time for bed. She always wants to finish another game before starting her bedtime routine. If you rush her, she bursts out crying.
What to do: Since you know she is busy in the run-up to bedtime, give her plenty of advanced warning. For instance, you can say, “You’ll have to tidy up in 10 minutes,” then give further warnings five minutes later, and then when there is only one minute to go. Encourage your child to start tidying up after the second warning. Be prepared to speak firmly.
(Also read: Toddler won’t nap: How to adjust sleep time)