My three year old DD has always gone to bed quite happily, but over the last couple of weeks she's started objecting and for the last three nights she's thrown huge screaming tantrums. She screams about not wanting to sleep in her own bed and not wanting to go to bed at all.
She's still going now, 45 minutes after going to bed. We've been mostly leaving her too it, with occasional going-ins to silently put her back into bed.
Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with this?
Oh god, I feel for you! We have just come out of the other end of this nightmare. Wefound that a rapid return approach worked best. She got out of bed, we silently put her back everytime (up to 53 some nights!) Never spoke a word and never lost our temper (that was very hard!). It's exactly what you've been doing really, you have to do it for up to a week and it isn't fun, but it did work for us. We twinned this with a reward chart and a prize for a week of staying in her own bed / not getting up etc. Good luck!
Another 3 year old bed protestor here! She is right now wailing and everytime I go back in, she's got something to complain about! I've tried everything! Even started a sticker chart today but it obviously hasn't worked! And like OP, she used to be good at going to bed. Need to pop out to the shop before it closes at 9 too and I can't until she's asleep as she won't let DH sort her out. Arghh!