Max has always had trouble calming down and going to sleep at night. I know all the experts say (and some friends and family with sometimes unwanted advice) that the bedroom is only for sleeping and I shouldn't let him read in bed or listen to music but I find that these are the things that may help him. If the kid has trouble winding down, should I simply tell him to lay in bed for an hour until he falls asleep? Then he's up and down twelve thousand times with different excuses every time for why he's out of bed! There are only so many things that work with Max as far as getting him to do what he's told. I can't simply tell him to stay in bed and have him listen, he just doesn't work that way. In fact, there are very few things that might work. The threat of not having computer privileges the following day seems to be the thing of the moment.