Mums and dads out there, I need your ideas and wisdom. My 3.5 year old son gives me a hard time before bed time. I have tried so many things such as, sitting down and reading to him, bribery, being nice, being firm, cry out (one time he cried for 3 hours) routine, night lights and ignoring him but no matter what I do he either cries and screams out -and sometimes even poos (he is toilet trained). He always has something to keep himself out of bed (to which I never give in). I am out of ideas, over 6 months of this and I’m ready for peaceful bedtimes. He really is such a great kid with beautiful manners it’s just the nights we’re struggling with.