Help with Bedtime troubles!

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Registered: 03-20-2007
Help with Bedtime troubles!
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Wed, 11-14-2007 - 9:20pm
I have a 4 yr old daughter who I cannot get a routine down at bedtime.
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Registered: 06-24-2003
Thu, 11-15-2007 - 5:29pm

Hi! So sorry to hear about your bedtime issues. This is a pretty common issue with our little ones. I think it's going to be a slow process to remedy this issue, but it can be done if you're consistent. First off, try to identify what she is afraid of. Is she afraid of the dark? If so then you can put a night light in her room. Based on your story, my thought is that in the past she was allowed to stay up with you very late so that by the time she went to bed she was exhausted. Now, she has to learn (or rather train herself) how to fall asleep. This is something that can only be done if you are consistent. This will also be pretty difficult for her because her way of falling asleep

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