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In response to my eight year old not sleeping in her room... this is an old behavior pattern. She's been doing it since we put her in a bed. Most of it is our fault for no follow through but now that she's eight, it's much more difficult. Any thoughts on resources to start over?


Dr. Steven Kairys Replied: several approaches 1. Put her in her room and stay there in a rocking chair etc without giving her any attention--do it also if she gets up- always put her back without giving her any attention and try to gradually reduce your time in the room,. Encourage her the next morning to keep trying 2. A star system can give her some added incentives 3. Allow her to sleep over at a relative's house to change the pattern from time to time
Posted On 2006-03-27 12:24:40
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