First, feel GOOD about how things are right now and GOOD about wanting to change it.
Since she's five, you can start explaining that she's a big girl, needs to sleep in her own bed and ask her what will help her to stay there. Maybe a new comforter/bedspread. Maybe she can have a radio or CD player that she can push a button to listen to music if she wakes up. Maybe you can put a special doll or picture of you by her bed, if SHE is having a problem with missing you at night.
If it's YOU that's having the problem with wanting her with you all the time, you seem to be on the right path with understanding the why you are like that. (and it sounds like a good reason to ME!)
What does your hubby say?
at 6:09 PM on Nov. 7, 2009