|I know that if sleep deprived enough kids can fall asleep anywhere|
I tried to stop giving my youngest a nap a few months ago. Around 2:00 every afternoon I just know she needs a nap and I give her one, but some days are hit or miss. If she doesn't get grumpy, I don't give her a nap. I know the inconsistency is making her have a hard time. She is starting to resist the nap times. "no nappy, " she says. Sometimes I have to lay with her to get her to go to sleep and then I ultimately get a good nap too.
I have a friend who gives her kids naps up until they go to school and they do fall asleep. I have other friends who have a mandatory rest time with books and such. My kids seem so hard to get to just sit in their beds. They would rather whine and scream than look at a book when told to (if not told to they look at books often.) I generally opt for a rest time in front of the television. I know that your mind is basically in sleep mode when you do watch television so it couldn't be that bad. Right? I know I use television as a crutch too often, but is it really as evil as we all say?