Before I explain this is lighthearted and I adore my dils and of course my sons and they are fantastic parents. But they have no routine with the toddlers. Obviously meal times are normal but nap times are a movable feast so the 2 year old can fall asleep at 4pm so then bed time is 8/9!
I had a pretty strict routine with mine with no sleep after 3pm as bed was at 7/7.30 until around 6 years old then a bit later.
I followed a thread on fb where parents were complaining that ceebeebies bed time hour was too early (6/7) as their kids wouldn’t go to bed before 8/9!! These are toddlers. And all the parents were agreeing apart from one who ventured to say her kids went at 7 because that’s the way it went in her house and they did as they were told.
Is this a generational thing? I think I was far stricter than my kids are on their kids. I needed them to be in their beds by 7 so me and dh had our time. No co sleeping horror either unless ill.
I parented in the 80s/90s. Not saying it was better but kids do seem to be more incharge now.
When I have my grandsons they nap. No ifs no buts and they just accept it as it’s normal at nannies house. They refuse at their parents so fall asleep late pm! Is it me?
Silent treatment - son
Caught in the act - neighbours
How to say it - 'no'