Since I have a 9 year old, I've been through it before. And since I have a baby now, I'll go through it again. Odds are, everyone's had to do this exhausting task at one time or another.

Putting your toddler to bed. (But it only counts if they actually stay there, ha!) How do you do it? Do you take a no nonsense approach? Or do you allow a little leeway with your routine, changing it up when your child needs it? But no matter how you do it, it has to get done. Even though they might seem like superhuman beings who can recharge their batteries with a long bout of crying, they need sleep just like Mama and Daddy do. Thankfully, I don't have to worry about that for a good year or two, whew. If you are in the midst of waging bedtime wars with your toddler right now, I salute you. Don't ever give up!

Watch this video and see if you can relate to the sometimes harsh reality that is putting your toddler to bed.