Cry it out or not?!?!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-20-2001
Cry it out or not?!?!
Sun, 04-27-2008 - 9:46pm

HI! Should I let the kids cry themselfs to sleep or not? We do have people upstairs and I can hear their kids cry and I know they can hear my kids too.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 04-28-2008 - 10:44pm


I have done that. It is heartbreaking. I usually go in after about 10 minutes, tell them its time for bed and they have to sleep. I pray with them and give them a stern, but loving warning that I won't tolerate any more of this crying. And thats it. Mine were a lot younger when I did this, so Im not sure what I'd do with older ones doing this. Is this new? or did they use to sleep with you?

"I know my plans for you"declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you,  and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-05-2002
Wed, 04-30-2008 - 4:07pm
We had to do that with Alan.
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-14-2004
Sat, 05-03-2008 - 12:51pm
Let them cry.



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