well when it takes 30 minutes to get him to sleep, he only sleeps for an hour and 15 min's, and then is a total grump for the hour after he wakes up.. and fights bedtime like the plague and doesn't go to bed until 10 pm or later, only to wake up at 6 AM....... sometimes they are telling you they need to drop their nap.
We just prefer to call it a struggle and haven't thrown in the towell yet. I think some kids are just like this. I have tried an earlier naptime and it helps when we can get her to fall asleep that early. If she did not fall asleep in my ergo I would not even be able to talk. Still, it does take her at least a half hour to fall asleep in it while I do chores and dance around.
I am finding her attention span is much better in the evening when she has had a nap, but that is the only thing I can really notice. I just want her to be firing on all cylanders all throughout the day. The later bedtime sucks, but I really can't blame her. 10pm bedtime isn't that hard. She is just difficult to get to sleep the whole way around and it doesn't matter what we do. It is my battle.
I think this is just my personal thing. Everyone has a thing, right?