Firstly, don't spank a two year old for things that aren't essential. This will set you up for a cycle of bad bedtimes.
Daytime naps - while many Moms say there kids have a nap til they go to school, none of mine did much past 2. So we had quiet time. An hour of sitting on the sofa watching a dvd, or looking at books in bed, or playing quietly in their room. Often they would fall asleep on the couch, but it wasn't the main aim, & I never let them sleep past 3.30pm
Bedtime. Re-arrange his bedroom to signal a fresh start. Then pick a routine you can stick to religiously for at least one month.
eg 6pm dinner, 6.30pm warm bath, 7pm quiet rhythmic book & a drink in their bed. Pick a sentence you will say every single night. "Time for sleep now. I love you" If he gets up, very calmly walk him back to bed. Put him in & say your sentence again. Repeat, repeat repeat. STAY CALM, Spanking, punishing will just get you & him crazy GL
at 6:15 AM on Feb. 23, 2010