Bedtime problems again
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|Thu, 09-25-2008 - 1:56pm|
I need some advice on how to help my little girl cope at bed time! Sorry to be constantly asking questions about this but we keep having problems! Maddie goes to bed fine, we read for a while, listen to music, talk and cuddle and then I get up to leave. That's when the trouble starts. She starts crying and clings to me and just sobs her heart out, saying she wants me to stay with her, that she misses me me. I am sorry to say that sometimes (often!) I end up getting really irritated with her because by this time I am seriously worn out and tired and just need a break! I've tried having DH put her to bed but what happens is that after he leaves the room she comes searching for me and we have the exact same scenario (crying, clinging, etc). I'm flattered that she appears to love me so much that she can't stand to be away from me, but at the same time this is getting really old, LOL!
DH says I need to just read her one story, stay for one song and get the heck out of there even if she cries. I feel really guilty about her crying though - this has been going on for YEARS by the way!