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Inside this post: Learn the most effective way to respond when your child is afraid to sleep alone. If your child keeps getting out of bed and is afraid of the dark, this tip will help with nighttime anxiety. The desperation in both our voices was palpable. Him desperate for me to stay.
Me desperate to leave. I was pleading with him at this point. You are totally safe here. So the more I pumped him with my logical views of the situation, the more he needed to prove that his feelings, thoughts and ideas were totally legit. Why It Happens and Solutions. When your child is afraid to sleep alone, dive into that experience and explore it with your.
In the evening, when it comes up, start with 3 simple steps:. And wow, that just really stuck with you. And you want to feel safe. Right now, you think the only thing that will help you feel safe is me laying down next to you and sleeping. You wish I could sleep with you all night, every night and never leave your side.
Hmmm…there must be another way to help you feel safe. That took a HUGE amount of self control. You conquered your fear and found a way to feel safe.
Every now and again, my son will pop out of his room to share a new fear that is upsetting him. However, it does empower me to coach my child through nighttime anxiety and his fears over sleeping alone. Without turning into a real-life mommy monster, who ignites fear, I still got the same : sleeping in his own bed.
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Hi, I read your commentary on nighttime anxieties for children. It does not seem to address the strong willed child, like my 7 year old daughter, who simply will not calm down or stay in her bed. She is very scared and refuses to sleep unless someone is with her.
Any advice? She flips out and cries if we back down because she is so scared. More Popular Posts. Love the listening course and the routine card printables and listening workbook so far. Listening has been our biggest challenge lately. My son was flat out just ignoring our voices. I started implementing the strategies yesterday and it was such smooth sailing all day long.
And it has worked wonders for my mood and frustration level when the arguing and tears are not averted. Thank you so much! I have been reading your blog now for a few months and I really respect your advice and ideas.
They are responding well and I am looking particularly forward to working through these strategies with my youngest. He is as sharp as a tack and just coming into his own now. I feel much more confident in my ability to manage the challenges of this stage now. Thank you! I picked up these routine cards this week from The Military Wife and Mom because my 3 year old tends to put up a fight when getting ready to leave the house, or go to bed. Or eat a meal. Or start her day.
These made a HUGE difference in like one day. Instead of reminding and counting down and trying to avoid meltdowns, last night we sang the Olaf song as she cheerfully picked out her Olaf underwear and put them on. I truly love these and think any toddler mom could benefit! What strategies you suggest are common knowledge, but having the time to sit back and think about them is another thing. I have used the 2 choices a lot this week. Our power struggles have decreased, kids have been getting along together better.
I know it has been only a week, but it feels like a massive change. I wish I had have ed up for s 3 weeks ago and used the strategies on their school holidays lol. Right before I gave up, I came across your site from Pinterest. My heart sunk and I ed up for your daily list of listening. I immediately put your advice in action.
My husband and I saw a different child within minutes. Thank you said so much! I think every parent needs to read this! Oh my goodness. I needed this so much. I stumbled upon another post of yours on Pinterest, and it lead me here. My 2 year is soooo strong willed. This had me in tears because finally someone gets it! Without wanting to admit it… I needed some help.
Thank you so much for putting this out there. I am so glad I came across your blog. This really opened my eyes as to why my nearly 2 year-old son will not listen. I was reaching my limit with him not listening, and the techniques you share here are exactly what I need. A quick thank you while my 15 month old son is sleeping.
So glad I found you on my motherhood journey. Everyday has been a challenge to meet his ever increasing needs. Your guidance has helped organize me and prepare me mentally more than any other blog or support group, thank you. Are you new to this community? Start herefriend. Megan Schrag.
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