Bedtime in our house has turned into a real battle with DD(6). For the last few months she plays about after lights out, gets out of bed to play, runs around and mucks about wants a drink, needs the toilet any excuse to get out of bed then eventually getting to sleep at around 9pm.
The result is she cannot get up in the morning and is totally exhausted at the end of school but somehow perks up again at bedtime. She has always been a good sleeper with a regular routine normally goes to bed at 730 has a story and then lights out.
We have tried reward charts, different bedtimes and now I've resorted to sitting on the stairs for an hour each night or shouting as nothing else works. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.