A poll of 1,000 parents found that those with kids between three and 10 spend on average 34 minutes a night battling the bedtime.
This works out to four hours a week. Kids will come up with an average of three excuses every night trying to avoid bedtime.
The most common excuses include
saying they’re scared of the dark
sudden headaches or tummy aches
needing to pee
asking for water
they want to tell you a story
There will also be four nights a week that parents think their kids are asleep when they’re not.