I'm sorry. One of my daughters was like that and I've watched children from families battling the same problem.
Does your son seem to do better if his nap is limited to a specific amount of time, like an hour or two? Or does he seem to do better if he is woken up by a specific time (here the length of nap doesn't matter...just when he's up by to give him enough 'up' time before bed)? Or could it be a combination of both? If you're not sure, you may want to experiment and see. Give it time though...a week doing one thing and before seeing if it makes a difference before moving to the next thing. Oftentimes we want results and sometimes can't wait long enough to make sure it's had enough time to work. Also, keep a consistent bedtime for him, even if he doesn't go to sleep within a reasonable amount of time in the evening. It'll get better! Good luck!
at 4:26 PM on Oct. 29, 2009