My daughter's almost 3. She's really well-behaved, listens pretty well, is respectful and polite. But she's all the sudden a mess at nap and bed time. I have a 16 month old as well, and I need a half an hour in the day to do the dishes and have a minute or two of "me" time -- so while I know I can't force her to sleep, I do require that she has a rest time in her room. Lately she doesn't want to give me that and she gets very revved up very quickly about it. Today I was calm for about 20 or 30 minutes of this "negotiation.".. but soon after that I found myself overcome with anger. My strategies went out the window, I found myself yelling, threatening... I ended up carrying her downstairs really roughly and covering her mouth so her yelling wouldn't wake her sister. We grabbed her DVDs (they're a really special treat for her -- she only gets a show a couple of times a week) and walked them out to the garbage can. (cont'd)Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Jan. 19, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by Anonymous at 3:26 PM on Jan. 19, 2010
You could try taking her outside and letting her run all her energy out before her nap time, or make sure that she doesn't eat or drink anything to sugary for at least a few hours before her nap time, or you could make a deal with her that she'll get more tv time or some sort of reward in exchange to behaving the way she's supposed to at nap time, or you could just throw in the towel and stop requiring a nap time.
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