My six year old has never been a great sleeper - he is my oldest and I let him sleep with us for quite a while. But he puts himself to sleep and has for years - we tuck him in, say prayers, read a story and he goes to sleep. Then starts the night terrors - not every night but often when he seems to be having a growth spurt. He is a big kid - not over weight - very proportionate for his height/weight - dr.'s are not concerned, but he is tall. He complains of his legs hurting too when he is growing.
He also still tries to sleep with us several nights / week - after he wakes up. I try to not give him much to drink at night so he doesn't have to go potty during the night but he often still does. He also has to go to the bathroom at between 5 and 5:30 every morning - it is just when he goes - always has. then he won't go back down after that.
Any adivce on how to keep him in his own bed? The night terrors? Anything that I could do to help him have a better night;'s sleep? I don't want medications but is there anything natural that might calm him or keep him down?