Not on him, but on the parents. My son used to have a 7:30pm bedtime … and got up at 6:30am with his mother.
He went through a growth spurt, say, a month or so ago, and after that started really complaining when we went to put him to bed. He just wasn’t sleepy. We shifted bedtime later, and later, until we ended up stabalizing at 9pm. It’s much better for him. (He still takes a 2+ hour nap in the middle of the day).
It’s also better for us, in the sense that we get an extra 1.5 hours of awake time with him, so we are really spending much more time with him.
However, we’ve realized after a month of this, that it’s killing our ‘chores, tasks, hobbies’ … Since we used to use from 7:30pm to 9/10pm as chores/tasks/hobbies … then Heather would go to bed, and I would stay up until 11pm ‘decompressing’.
Now 9pm rolls around, and not only are we already behind on starting on anything, we are more tired having played with him. So, we are ready for immediately decompression/bed, and not wanting to do chores or even hobbies that involve any amount of brain power.
Not sure what the answer, other than ‘welcome to parenthood phase 27’ is, and to wait until phase 28.