My DS (3) just DOES NOT take naps.... I lay him down at 11 so that he can sleep for an hour or two, wake up, eat lunch, and play and hang out til dinner/bath time..
He literally lays in his bed screaming from 11 to 12 then I get him up to eat lunch and put him back in bed til he actually goes to sleep... which lately hasnt been til 2 or 2:30...
He is a totally different child when my SO is here... he is good and listens and he is respectful... But as soon as SO walks out the door he changes completely!
WHAT CAN I DO?
EDIT* I understand that what I said was a smidge confusing.. He only gets one nap a day. He usually lays down at 11 and sleeps til 1 then he gets up has lunch and we play and hang out... Lately, when I lay him down at the NORMAL (for him) 11 o'clock he doesn't go to sleep... so at 12 I get him up to eat lunch then at 1 o'clock I lay him down again BECAUSE he didn't sleep earlier. It's not that he takes two naps.
Also, I tried the "quiet time" yesterday... OH MY GOSH! He decided that he wanted to lay in bed and look at his flash cards (numbers, letters, shapes, and colors).. then after about 20 minutes he came out and told me that he didn't like laying down with his flash cards so he "tried to destroy them."
How can I get him to just relax?