An acquaintence of mine has a very sleep teen right now. There is a possible rodent in her room right now and her mom won't allow her to sleep in her bed because she is creeped out by the idea of a mouse or rat crawling on the girl while the girl sleeps. So the girl has to sleep on the couch in the living room. It's a townhouse and there is no where else for the girl to sleep at her mom's place. The streetlamp keeps her awake. And her mom stays up until 10 or 11 pm to sit on the couch and play computer games or watch tv. She said she hasn't slept well in days. They have set traps. She has told her mom she does not care she wants to sleep in her room, in her bed. Just to clarify, this is not a dramatic child, or a child who lies.
So I gave her my sympathies and what not, but there is nothing else I can do about it.
Would you not allow your kid to sleep in their room because of a possible mouse, maybe crawling on them at night, and then sit on their "bed" couch playing games and watching tv instead of letting them go to sleep?