Hello all, My son is now 2 years and a month old. He doesn't speak except shout/repeat the words he likes, but he does understand a lot both in my language (Greek) and the main language here which is also his father's (Norwegian). Bedtime has turned into a nightmare for me here, especially when I'm alone with him now that my OH is working long hours. My son used to stay in his bed and play with a toy or just lay there until he dozed off. Sometimes he needed one of us to be around for a little while, and then we could go and doze off on his own. Now, however, it seems like he wants to sleep as late as possible. It's obvious to me that he's tired, but he won't stay in his bed no matter what I do. He can't get out of his room because we have a little fence installed at his door, so he tries to basically create the biggest possible mess within the room. I can tell he is bored and I understand that for his age, spending time with me or his dad and playing is much more fun than going to bed. However, the more I stay with him, the more he cries when I say goodnight and leave. If I try to stay with him until he sleeps, he will be just looking at me and laughing or smiling with no sign of getting closer to sleep... which is really cute but I have an insane amount of things to do at the same time and he needs to learn to sleep on his own. Last thing i want to mention is that this behaviour is 10 times worse with just me around. His dad might need to tell him to go to bed about 5-6 times in one evening while I need a couple of hours and still without result. He ends up sleeping at 9:30-100pm, after his dad comes home. If you can share any advice, experience or even tricks I can use, I'll be very grateful!