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My 8 yrs old can stay. Awake for 20 hours and has started mood swings help

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on Dec. 23, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • can we have just a little more info?
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 6:04 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • Can't help you. Why is he awake so long and have you consulted a doctor?
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:10 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • I think you had better call his doctor, this doesn't sound good, unless you are making a funny about him trying to stay up for Santa.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 6:12 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • Not enough info to really help you. Is this a boy or a girl? Has he/she been diagnosed with any medical, behavioral or emotional issues? How does he/she do in school? Has a doctor seen her/him? Does mental illness run in your family? Have there been any recent upheavals in his/her life? Has he/she started puberty?
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 6:14 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • Possibly onset of bipolar disorder. You need to consult a Dr. He may need meds and treatment before it escalates and something bad happens. But not enough info to help.
    jenny3344

    Answer by jenny3344 at 6:47 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • At eight years old he should still be on a schedule. My kids will stay up 20 hours straight too... if I let them. You are the mom, make him go to bed. The moodiness is probably caused by the lack of sleep. It is a cycle. Get back to a good routine and things should level out.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:01 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • Kids will test what they can get away with. Set a bedtime and set rules about lights out ,no talking, not getting out of bed and. then set him down and explain what the punishment will be for breaking rules. THEN STICK TO THE RULES/PUNISHMENTS. He will quickly get into routine. You might also want to make sure he eats early and no soda or sweets after dinner.
    AuntieV

    Answer by AuntieV at 7:54 PM on Dec. 23, 2013

  • It does not matter if she can stay awake. It is your job to make her rest. It is your job to be talking with her doctor for solutions.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:05 AM on Dec. 24, 2013

  • PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:09 AM on Dec. 24, 2013

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