.... Posted September 27, 2012 Share Posted September 27, 2012 Thanks in advance for any help with this! My 7 yro will not go to sleep at night. We have a small routine. She brushes her teeth, I read a book to her, she tells me a story and then I tuck her in bed. For about a year, she's been sleeping in the 4 yro's bed, because she's afraid to sleep by herself. After about 15-20 minutes, the 7 yro will start coming out of the room wanting "one more hug" or telling me how scared she is. I usually just walk her back to the bed. This goes on for a looooooong time. Last night, it was 11 pm and she had been crying for HOURS. We were in the next room the entire time, too. She could hear us...my husband kept telling her to go to sleep, etc (so it's not like she was locked in a dungeon somewhere with scary movies playing). She screamed, "Don't leave me in here!!" and the drama just went on and on. At one point, she kicked the 4 yro out of the bed and onto the floor (I'm guessing to get our attention). :glare: So, now we have the 4 yro screaming. My husband took the 7 yro out into the hallway and told her to apologize to the 4 yro. The 7 yro started punching herself in the face and pulling her hair. UGH. It was like a scene from The Exorcist. She pulled out huge chunks of hair! Who does that??? Because my 4 yro needs to rest (and shouldn't be attacked in her sleep), we ended up putting the 7 yro to sleep on the couch in the living room. UGH! I really need advice. The adults in our house have to get up at 4:30-5am in the morning. This kid's not going to sleep until 11pm or so. Why is she doing this? What are we doing wrong??? :confused: This has been going on for about a year. She does this about 3 nights a week. Thank-you if you managed to read all that. Sigh. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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