I am not successful in putting him down and him going to sleep on his own yet. When we put him to sleep partially awake, he wakes up and then fusses and sits up in bed and will cry until we come to help him go back to sleep. He does have some nights of sleeping through the night. Generally speaking, he wakes too early most of the other times. We would like to get him to sleep until 6 am but some days he wakes at 330 in the morning sometime talking like he is having a conversation with the video monitor and wants to stay awake until he starts crying and throwing a fit. During this process we try everything to get him to go back to sleep. that he is so tired by 5 or 530 in the morning. By then, it is almost time to wake and so we try to let him sleep at least an hour before we leave so that he has some kind of rest before going to daycare. Sometimes this makes us late for work and I would really like to work on these two things: getting him to go to sleep on his own and getting him to not wake up so early. Any advice? JACM is 12 mo now and I would like to get him to go to sleep on his own by 15 months and wake up closer to or after 6 am.