My daughter is eight and has NEVER been good at going to sleep. She is always up for hours after bedtime. She seems to think I don't hear the pitter patter of little feet. Or she has to come down to tell me she has a headache, toeache, belly itch, shes to hot or to cold, or any other excuse....Tonights was I forgot to give you the Easter card I made for you. (45 minutes after she had been sent to bed). This drives me batty. In the mornings when I have to wake her up she is hard to get up, slow to get ready, and whiny. I had talked to the doctor before because she is always up at least two hours past her bedtime no matter what time I put her to bed. He seems to think she will outgrow it.
Does anyone have any ideas? There have been nights she has been still awake past midnight on a school night. She sings to herself, talks, hides under her blanket with a flashlight to read, and all kinds of other stuff.
Answer by Serendipitydoo at 10:33 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
Answer by firepony at 10:33 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
earlier bed time... and give her something to do... read or something. We had this problem with out DD at about 5-6... I made her stay in bed with her Leapster, that really helped I also told her if she didn't stay in bed there would ba a punishment in the morning. I never had to play that card... the treat worked for her ;o)
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
Answer by ItsJustMe1017 at 10:43 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
Is she getting enough exercise during the day? Also are you cutting out sweets after 5pm? What time does she go to bed? My daughter is in bed at 8 and can watch tv/read until 8:30-9pm. This gives her an hour of down time. Most of the time she is by 8:30 anyways.
Answer by mistynights234 at 10:50 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
Answer by kaylan010 at 10:52 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
Answer by txnmomof4 at 11:11 PM on Apr. 23, 2011