Bedtime stalling behaviours are attempts by the child to delay bedtime (e.g. requests for another book, another hug, another drink of milk).
Some children may also exhibit bedtime refusal behaviour: such as refusal to get ready for bed, or refusal to stay in bed. Some children may indicate night time fears in order to stall bedtime.
In some situations, parents do not set appropriate limits or are inconsistent in their limit-setting (e.g. allowing the child to fall asleep while watching television, or to fall asleep on the parent’s bed). Other daytime behavioural problems and limit-setting difficulties may also be present in these children.
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