What do you mean go to bed without you in there? Do you just mean go to sleep, or to actually go in his room, get in bed and cover up on his own? If you mean the second, I have to ask why you would want him to? My kids are 5 and 7 and I still tuck them in every night. I love that time with them, when they are calm and settled and we can be quiet and talk about our days and read a story and stuff. If you mean the first, you just have to be firm and not stay in there with him. If he gets up, put him back to bed w/o talking to him or just saying "go to bed" as you take him. It's tough, but after a couple of weeks he'll get the message.
at 3:20 PM on Nov. 2, 2008