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sleep issues with a 5 year old

My 5 year old refuses to go to sleep before I go to bed! She lays in her bed or gets up 500 times, but the second I go to bed she goes to sleep. She is in her own room, we did co sleep but haven't for over a year now, this wasn't a problem until the last few weeks....HELP!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Sounds like a power play. Try to give her consequenses to what will happen if she gets out of bed again. (like: no tv, grounding, take away a favorite toy/activity, etc.)

    Good Luck, Mama :-)

    Answer by Nynne at 10:21 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Just turn out the lights and pretend like you're asleep for a few minutes and she'll give up this habit in no time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

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