I am desperate need of advice. I have an eight year old little boy and a ten year old daughter.. My son will still not sleep in his bed alone even though we have tried everything to make him sleep in his room. He always sleeps with his sister in her room. My husband thinks that it is a good idea to do away with his bedroom all together since he only uses it to play games (xbox etc.)
My husband and I have been married for a few months and thinks that changes need to occur and has been stressing the importance of trying to make him sleep in his bed. It seems like he becomes very frustrated when the kids dont follow directions, etc. I think it is a little harsh to take a child's bedroom away from them and make him share a room with his sister. My husband has even gone so far to say that we will use part of his room as storage (he has been looking at a clothing dresser to store clothes) until my son is ready to finally sleep in his own room.. My husband was so upset over this that he could not even sleep in the bed last night. He watched tv and stayed on the couch all night in a very bad mood-also very short with me.
I know it is a transistion for him, but I think he is taking it a little too far. He made a statement saying that it seems like he is going to have to find things to do to occupy his time instead of getting upset that the kids do not listen at times. He is off of work today and he said that he would be going to play golf and run errands and that he would be home later than usual. I think that he nerves are bad and he needs time to himself. He is always home with us when he is off of work so I thought a few hours away would give him time to clear his head.
He is a loving person towards me and is towards the kids at times, but at times he treats the kids like they are in the army (very strict). Has anyone ever had to deal with experiences like mine and how did you cope? Please give advice on what to do.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by Charis76 at 12:14 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
Answer by JLS2388 at 12:33 PM on Jan. 11, 2011