I work at a preschool and have had several parents concerned about naptimes. If you have a personal sitter, then it would be your choice, but if it's a multiple child situation, then it would be difficult to keep them up (in preschools the nap ration is higher because the children are asleep and if they are awake, they have to have more people, that's generally when the directors work in lunch breaks for teachers due to the higher ratio limits) She could have gotten her sleep schedule confused and has gotten into a pattern she can't break. You could have an incentive to keep her in bed, like multiple stickers, M&M's or something. If she gets up you take one. If she stays in bed all night she gets to keep them all. Or you could do print an animal she likes and tell her if she gets up she will wake them up. If she keeps them asleep, she can pick a special toy, movie, etc. because she kept them asleep.
at 9:15 PM on Jan. 12, 2011