I had the same problem with my twins going to bed. They are five now and sleep in the same bedroom, without any problems. What we did was make sure they are tired when they go to bed by having them play hard outside as much as possible (play with them). Follow a nightly routine, dinner, a really warm bath, teeth, snuggle reading time and then bed. At dinner they drink a glass of milk and I use the lavender bath wash. The routine is boring but it makes them feel secure. We do follow the routine when we aren't home too. As for the kicking and screaming, pick him up put him in bed say 'goodnight' give a kiss, walk out of the room. When he gets up again, pick him up put him in bed say 'goodnight' give a kiss walk out of the room. Over and over if you have too . The trick is staying calm and not turning it into a fight by feeding into his tantrum.
at 9:02 AM on Oct. 23, 2008