She has always slept in her bed really well until recently. Now she refused to sleep in her own bed and even throws a major tantrum when I tell her I want her to sleep in her own bed. She tells me that she is scared but when I ask her what she is scared of, she says she doesn't know. I've offered to leave the door open, leave a small light on, bribery...seemingly everything. Now I am turning to you guys for help. Thanks!!!Answer Question
Answer by Collinsky at 9:23 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by LegacyKimberley at 9:31 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by kmsmommy430 at 10:31 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by mrssullivan at 3:16 AM on Apr. 7, 2009
IF you don't want her sleeping in your bed, don't start it because it is harder to break once you get started. Some parents don't mind it but I didnt get much sleep when my kids slept in my bed (I would be squashed or they would toss and turn). I like the stuffed animal and being consistent. There are also some good books about going to bed or being scared of the dark which might be a good thing to read together over and over before she goes to bed. http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcjkidzcom3-20?node=22&page=1 You could also get the audio books to play so that she could listen without watching TV and it would take her mind off the "scary thing" Here is a link for the listening library http://www.cjkidz.com/Books.html
Answer by momjs at 11:09 AM on Apr. 7, 2009
IF you don't want her sleeping in your bed, don't start it because it is harder to break once you get started.
read the post again, they didn't start out with family bed.. and that's not even TRUE, it's NOT always impossible or hard to transition a kid from a family bed to their own room.
Answer by autodidact at 11:36 AM on Apr. 7, 2009