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4 y/o Bedtime Monster

Posted 1 week ago

Our 4 year old great-grandson has been living with us for almost 8 months. He is fairly good during the day (unless he has not had a nap). He goes to preschool 3 days a week. And went to the...

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2 yr old screams during the night

Posted on 1/26/2017

Hello, My just-turned-two year old daughter sleeps through the night and has done so since she was at least six months. That being said, every so often, she wakes in the night and just screams...

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What's a Nanny To Do?

Posted on 1/11/2017

I am a nanny for two children, ages 4 1/5 (girl) & 8 1/5 (boy). They are brother and sister. The boy approaches the girl and rubs his private part against her. I told the parents and they said...

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Three-Year-Old Has "Trouble" Falling Asleep

Posted on 1/11/2017

When my now 3-year old son was sleeping in the crib, I'd sleep with him on his twin bed at nap time. Once we got rid of the crib (after he started jumping out), he expected - and still does - us...

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Tantrums at Two

Posted on 1/2/2017

I haven't allowed tv in 2 year old's life, and its been a wonderful thing. I recently started letting him watch a movie or two before bedtime. I admit I am dealing with a newborn and post partum...

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Typical Day?

Posted on 12/18/2016

Hello.. I have a two year old who will be turning three in September...what should our typical day look like? I also have a 10 month old as well. We are struggling finding a routine and...

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3 yo Won't Stay in Her Room

Posted on 12/5/2016

Our almost 4 year old daughter is a high misbehaving child and is on the ticket system. She does not stay in her room at naptime, bedtime, or when she loses all of her tickets, unless we lock the...

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4 1/2 mo Waking at Night

Posted on 11/28/2016

I need some guidance on how to get my 4 1/2 month old to sleep better during the night. I have been using the baby wise method of eat, wake, sleep during the day and trying to get him to have...

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A pokey 12-year-old

Posted on 10/30/2016

My 12 year old daughter is very slow in preparing herself to leave the house. Even when we wake her up very early, we will still have to wait for her at the door while she scuttle about getting...

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Sleepovers for a 6-year-old?

Posted on 10/2/2016

My husband and I are both from families where there was some sexual abuse. Neither of us were the victims, but we have seen up close how devastating this is. We now have 4 children..the oldest is...

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Morning Woes

Posted on 9/24/2016

HI there, I am having trouble with my 2 year old and 5 year old during wake time, amidst other discipline issues. Bedtime is much less dramatic now, most of the time we put them down separately...

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3 yo Refusing to Go to Bed

Posted on 9/20/2016

Our 3.5 year old is suddenly refusing to go to bed. She threw a few violent temper tantrums last weekend, and since then we have been able to avoid the crying, but have not been able to get her to...

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2 yo Won't Go to Bed

Posted on 9/20/2016

Our daughter is 2 1/2, almost 3 years old. I had a son 2 months ago. Our current struggle is with our daughter at bedtime. It takes her anywhere from 1-1 1/2 hours to fall asleep with a barrage...

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3 ½ year old Bedtime Battles

Posted on 9/15/2016

Our 3.5 year old is suddenly refusing to go to bed. She threw a few violent temper tantrums last weekend, and since then we have been able to avoid the crying, but have not been able to get her...

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13 Year Old Tantrums

Posted on 9/12/2016

My 13 year old son has taken to holding our entire house hostage at bedtime if he is upset about something. He will bang on doors, wake his brothers, and can be mildly destructive. Last night he...

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3-year-old bedtime battles

Posted on 9/10/2016

My son just turned 3 a month ago. He has never been a good sleeper all 3 years. We are so tired. We usually put him to sleep at 9 PM but he sleeps around 10. We have tried earlier but it never...

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6 Year Old Bedtime Bedlam

Posted on 9/6/2016

We have a six year old that misbehaves at bedtime. 'Defiant' is the best way to summarize her behavior - she turns on a dime at bedtime, actively disobeying what we tell her to do, and being mean...

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2 yo early bird

Posted on 8/19/2016

HI there, I have just put my 27 month old in a bed as he has been climbing out of the cot. However, he gets into his sister's bed at night or plays (not in his bed). Lots of talk and giggling...

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8 yo Frequent Urination

Posted on 8/10/2016

This is a follow up question. I've taken my daughter to the doctor and she just not have any medical reason for urinating so frequently so I have been firm while we are running errands about how...

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Bedtime experience.

Posted on 7/30/2016

How do you keep a toddler in his room, in his bed when he just wants to be close to his parents (sleeps on the landing of our stairs- our room is at the bottom of the stairs) ?

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22 Month Old Bath Time Terrors

Posted on 7/8/2016

My 22 month old son LOVED bath time from the time he could sit up. He also loves swimming and this last week had his first trip to the beach, where he showed absolutely no fear of the ocean and...

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5 yo, 2 yo Bedtime Blues

Posted on 6/16/2016

Hi there, I have recently moved both kids into the same bedroom - 5 year old girl, and a 2 year old boy. I put them down at 7:30pm. The problem is, he talks and talks, laughs and chats until...

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Mind Off, Sleep On!

Posted on 5/15/2016

Hello. MY 8 yo will not go to sleep at a reasonable hour. She waits in her room until my husband and I go bed, which can be after 10:00 p.m. and continues to stay awake. She says she makes up...

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4 yo Won't Go to Bed

Posted on 5/11/2016

When my 4YO son moved to a toddler bed about 6 months ago, he would sit there and cry that he had to go potty until we came and got him. So we gave him permission to come out to use the bathroom...

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Stay in Bed

Posted on 5/9/2016

My 2 1/2 year old recently transitioned out of his crib. When in his crib, we could easily put him to bed with the bedtime routine, and while he might lay awake for awhile (sometimes kicking the...

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19 mo. won't sleep through the night

Posted on 4/28/2016

19 month old is waking during the night, which is typical for him, as he has never slept through the night, however this past week he is resisting going back to sleep. He wakes up and stays up for...

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Sleep Training 5 month old

Posted on 4/15/2016

My daughter is trying to "sleep train" my 5 month old only grandchild. The baby is awake every few hours at night and her mom is exhausted. What are some tips for getting this very healthy...

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3-Year-Old Fighting Sleep

Posted on 4/12/2016

Hi, My daughter, who turns three next month, has a surge of energy after dinner and can literally take hours to fall asleep. Some times she won't fall asleep before 9.30 -10. She fights sleep....

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Three Year Old Wakes Up Crying

Posted on 4/12/2016

My daughter, who is 3, was waking up and coming to our room multiple times each night. That problem is solved, but now she is waking up 3-4 times a night and crying. What should we do?

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Nearly 3 Cries at Night

Posted on 4/9/2016

My daughter will be 3 in 2 months. She is an awesome sleeper normally (we had to work hard to get her there as a baby) but sometimes wakes up crying. Because it happens relatively rarely, I go in...

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3 yo Irritable in the Evening

Posted on 4/6/2016

I have a three year old child who has trouble falling asleep. Many months ago, I stopped putting her down for naps because she would stay awake in her room until 12 o'clock at night, sometimes...

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3 yo Waking Up at Night

Posted on 4/2/2016

I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter who is waking up throughout the night and coming to our bedroom. This is happening multiple times each night. How should we respond?

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9 Year Old Sneaks Reading After Lights Out

Posted on 3/31/2016

My son 9 yo, has a diagnostic of severe autism (but with special diet, people won't see it anymore). Every night after going to bed, he wakes up, go to bathroom and read for 1h. When I see it, I...

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2 yo Not Napping

Posted on 3/31/2016

My daughter is just over 2 1/2 and I think she may be dropping her afternoon nap (unfortunately). It's been going on for about 5 months now, where she only naps 1-3x per week. She is staying in...

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Sleep Issues w/Six-Year-Old

Posted on 3/30/2016

Our six-year-old has never been a great sleeper. (dr heard wheezing in his lungs around 13 months so I don't think any amount of CIO would have worked; he had breathing issues for quite a long...

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Son sleeps on floor in mom's room

Posted on 3/14/2016

What is your position on kids sleeping in parent's bedroom? My son will wake up in the middle of the night and come down into my room. He used to sleep in my bed, but I told him no and told...

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How to Best Handle Fears at Bedtime

Posted on 3/9/2016

Hello! My 6 year old daughter watched too many episodes of a certain TV show when she was sick and now she doesn't want to go to sleep at night b/c she has scary thoughts related to the TV show. ...

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3 yo Won't Go to Bed

Posted on 2/9/2016

My 46 month old daughter has recently developed a nighttime habit that I can't break. At bedtime, the routine is always the same, but for the past several weeks things have changed. First, she...

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7 yo Masters Nightime Fears!

Posted on 2/3/2016

Just wanted to follow up on my last question and tell you that my John-inspired sleep solution worked like a charm. I can't believe we haven't had a child in our room for over a week now! That...

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Mother Wants to Stop Co-Sleeping

Posted on 2/1/2016

My 27 month old has rarely slept through the night. At age 2, we transitioned from crib to toddler bed, but she continues to wake up, which prompts me to rock her back to sleep. Recently, I...

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Nap Poops

Posted on 1/27/2016

My son is now 27 months old, and 3 months into potty training. He is doing great! He tells me when he has to go. Pees and poops in the potty consistently, no problem. He rarely has accidents. We...

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Reasonable Bedtime for 16yo?

Posted on 1/25/2016

Our 16 year old son is a night owl and unrestricted would stay up until all hours of the night. We implemented a 10:30 p.m. during school nights which he has not complied with Weekends he and...

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7 yo Nighttime Fears

Posted on 1/24/2016

P.S. to Fear/Crying/Whining I guess I only needed to sit down and write to you for inspiration to finally strike five minutes later. Tonight at bedtime we told her that when she can't sleep in...

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7 yo Nighttime Fears

Posted on 1/24/2016

Fears and Whining/Crying My 7 year old daughter has a runaway imagination, a very typical one imagining creepy things are going to get her at night. We generally watch her media intake and what...

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Nighttime Potty Training 8 and 5 year old

Posted on 1/18/2016

Hello, I have two boys ages 8 and 5. Their mother and I separated 17 months ago and are now divorced. Since July, I have had 50% custody (alternating weeks) based on the recommendation of an...

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5 yo Nightmares

Posted on 1/13/2016

My five-year-old son has been having nightmares. He has woken up and come to our room in the middle of the night for 10 nights in a row. How should we handle this?

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5 yo Nightmares, Answered

Posted on 1/13/2016

I am responding to your question. (I sent my question a second time..sorry..just learning how this works.) My son is coming into our bedroom afraid after his nightmares. We are consoling him and...

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8 year old Reading in Bed

Posted on 12/31/2015

Our 8-YO son reads after lights-out. This on its own wouldn't bug us much (wanting to read is a good problem to have, we know!), but he also comes out of his room fairly often to "use the...

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18 mo Sleeping Issues

Posted on 12/28/2015

HI there, I need help with my 18 month old boy. He has been sleeping poorly, crying at bedtime (7:30 or 8pm), waking at 6am before everyone else, crying hysterically..takes a very brief nap and...

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Three year old won't go back to sleeping on her own

Posted on 12/23/2015

My almost 3 year old daughter has always been good about going to sleep by herself until recently. We would stay with her for 10 minutes and then leave. She got sick and I slept on an air...

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