I paid my kids to go to sleep. I'd love to tell you that I'm not proud of this but I am. Really proud. Because it worked. Really worked.
I made little penny cans and gave them each 5 cents to go to bed. I told them that each time they got out of bed or did something that caused me to have to go into their room, I would take a penny out of their can. Andrew was so excited! He called out to me a few times and asked me to come talk to him. I told him that I would love to talk to him but I would have to take a penny. His response? "Never mind, mama."
My kids went to sleep on their own two nights in a row. For 10 cents. Money well spent.