I have twin 9 year old daughters. They are good students and are mostly good girls. However, when it is bedtime, they scream and carry on like I just asked them to eat worms!
They have a 9:30 bedtime on weeknights. They get showers and their jammies on at around 8:00 or so, and by 8:30 they are ready for their "relax time" (a ritual we have had since they were babies), which is chilling out with a snack. We either watch some television show, a movie or we play a board game.
When 9:15 hits and it is time to brush their teeth, the battle begins. They scream at me and tell me I am the worst mother in the world. It is the same thing every single night. If my husband is home, he screams back at them and they cry and carry on, and tell him he is worst dad in the world.
It is really difficult to deal with this every night of the week. I realize that they are children, but they should be used to this routine by now.
I know that bedtime is a transition period, and that some kids just have trouble with transitions. However, this is causing such family choas, that I need some advice.