Kevin James Shares Hilarious Bedtime Strategy For Getting His Kids To Sleep

04/15/2015 12:32 pm ET | Updated Apr 16, 2015

While promoting his new movie "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" on "The Tonight Show," actor and father of four Kevin James told Jimmy Fallon about his strategy for putting his kids to bed at night.

"Kids are like wolves. They can sense when you don't want to be there, and they will make your life a living hell," James said, explaining that he's always trying to get his children to sleep quickly so that he can watch sports on TV.

"I just lay there and it's just a waiting game. That's all it is. It's who can outwait the other," he continued. The dad then outlined some of his "strict rules" for bedtime. "Don't make eye contact. If you peek, one of them is gonna be staring over at you -- and you've just pressed reset and added 8 hours to your night right there."

And the work doesn't end once James manages to get his kids to sleep. "It's the dismount from the bed that is the most crucial," he said. "You can undo all your hard work with a bad dismount ... when you're trying to move your body parts from one side to the other."

Solid advice.

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