Wee difficult child has never slept on a "schedule". Ever. As a tiny baby, he ate and slept on his terms, despite our best efforts to normalize it. The university research team that is working with us is formalizing his bedtime and morning routines to "help with his sleep patterns". We have charts on the fridge that show what to do and when to get ready for bed, and after getting up in the morning. Neither is any different than we already did; they're just now physical drawings on a paper on the fridge. They wanted me to reward him with stickers, but he doesn't care about the stickers, so I quit trying and told them why. A month ago, wee difficult child wasn't even making it past 7pm and he'd crash on the couch. The past 2 weeks, he's rarely asleep by 10pm, sometimes even 11, even tho we're going thru the routine and he's going to bed (and staying there) at "bedtime" and getting up at "wake-up time" each morning. So, if this routine is going to help difficult child with his sleep patterns, how long will it take to have some affect on him?