hi, get a nightlight for his room. let him pick a stuffed animal to sleep with. also get him special pajamas. you should be reading to him EVERY night so let himn choose a short storybook (golden book or newer tyope short one). this will lull him to sleep. also you have to be clear and tell him, kids go to sleep first all over the world, adults need to stay up to do work. this will turn him off from wondering what the HEY are they doing. also play low low music in his room. also warm milk actually contains natural enzymes that help peopel sleep, so my mom whos a RN used ot give us some slightly warmed milk in a cup. also you can sing to him any soft song, i did this for six year swith my son. now i have an eight month old daughter. NONE of my kids ever did what you describe, maybe a short phase of my son at the same age but then i was FIRM and he realized there was nothing to do, no playing after 8 pm.
at 9:53 PM on Oct. 28, 2010