Childrearing

10 Reasons Your Toddler Won’t Go To Sleep

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Even if you’re able to assuage those toddler tantrums from time to time, nothing triggers a massive meltdown like bedtime. While sleep training advocates and those blessed with simply good sleepers are off enjoying whatever it is parents of sound sleepers do (I envision marathons of “House Of Cards” or reading blissfully by scented candles), the rest of us are having the monumental battle that is bedtime. Every. Single. Night.

Despite the year or so struggle, the question remains as to why your tiny human tends to carry on the good fight. You know, considering it’s the same routine. Every. Single Night.

Here are the 10 essential reasons your toddler won’t go to sleep:

1. Because I’m not tired

toddler not tired

(photo:  Eric Parks)

2. Because I’m not tired

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(photo:  Greg Hill)

3. Because I’m not tired

Sad Toddler

(photo: nateOne)

4. Because I’m not tired

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(photo: nateOne)

5. Because I’m not tired

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(photo: Scott Hermann)

6. Because I’m not tired

toddler on the floor

(photo:  tfbiii2002)

7. Because I’m not tired

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(photo: Kristie T.)

8. Because I’m not tired

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(photo: OhKyleL)

9. Because I’m not tired

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(photo: bill90000)

10. Because I’m not tired

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(photo: KGav)