Maybe use the sledge hammer.
I’m pretty much over people judging me for not having all my s#!t together, my kids come as they are.
To be the Gatekeeper is an important role, bigger than you and me, are you up to it?
Getting the kids to sleep can take some time, after all the correct protocols must be observed.
See through the crying and you will discover what they truly want.
Havoc ensues when kids are around.
Do you trade in money or prizes, toys or lollies, or are you more of a goodwill kind of guy? Whatever the case is you will need a currency as the kids get older, something that you can reward them with or furthermore bribe them with. One thing that I’ve learnt over the years is…