It will take a few days of this, but don't fight them, but if they gave you a hard time tonight, then tomorrow when they ask to do something already planned or something they enojoy, like watching tv for example, say NO and walk away. They'll follow you and breifly explain, that you don't like how they don't go to bed and stay when they're asked to, so we'll see how it goes tonight and maybe tv tomorrow. Like I said, it may take a few days, but it worked like a charm with mine =]
Also, make sure if you don't already, do a routine (make it simple) like bath, teeth,and a book. I let my kids take a book to bed with them when we're finished and as long as they're quiet, they can read it for 20 minutes. They're usually asleep before the 20 minutes is up. Hope this helps!!
at 10:33 PM on Jan. 27, 2009