Im having issues with my 5 year old going to bed at night. Im not working now because im expecting but when I was I worked gravehard shifts so even when I wasnt working I would still go to bed super late and wake up late. I let my daughter have the same sleeping schedule as me and I asked the nanny to keep it that way because it was easier for me. My daughter is homeschooled this year so she doesnt necessarily have to have a schedule right now but since im not working I go to bed early and wake up early and when the baby comes its going to be the same way. I want to get her used to going to bed at a decent time- right now she stays up till 1, 2am and then finally gets tired and passes out. so I asked the pharmacist what he thought I could give her and he said that gummy melatonin wouldnt hurt her if it was the minimum amount. When I give it to her she goes to bed within 20 min and sleeps very well and is able to now wake up early. I thought I could do that for a week or so and get her used to going to bed at that time but it seems if she doesnt have it she just still wont go to sleep early. I dont know what else I can do! I dont want to feel like I need to drug my daughter to get her to go to bed, but if shes not tired how do can I force her to go to sleep?
Does anyone know what I can do or has had this problem before!?