Establish a Calming Routine
You don’t want to hype up your child right before bed time because he won’t want to sleep. Instead, you might establish a calming routine that will help your child to settle down. For example, you might establish story time before bed time as this can have other positive effects on your child as well. Don’t do any activities too stimulating before bed time because then your child won’t want to fall asleep.
Along with establishing a routine, you want to make it consistent. For example, you might include dinner along with a bath time after. Next, you have them brush their teeth, tell them a bedtime story and then let them go to sleep. You might look at other parents who set up a routine for inspiration.