7 year old sleeping and behavioural issues

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emily11 Sat 21-Sep-13 14:51:13

My daughter has recently (2-3 months ago) started demonstrating behaviour issues particularly around bedtime. She has always needed a routine which included a "stay" when I put her to bed - this "stay" (until she is settled) has increased in duration and when I try to leave she gets very agitated and refuses to go back to sleep despite repeated taking her back to bed and more "stays". She will leave her room and follow me around the house often shouting and hitting me for up to 3 hours at a time. Her behaviour in general is getting worse - she ignores me and answers me back during the day. Apparently all is well at school and her school work is good and her form teacher would not be aware of these issues if I hadn't discussed them with her

I am at my wits end and wondered if anyone has any advice as to how to get back on track I think she is over-tired which is making her behaviour worse and making this a vicious cycle.

The doc prescribed Phenergan which did not work

Dwinhofficoffi Sat 21-Sep-13 20:53:36

What time do you put her to bed?

emily11 Sat 21-Sep-13 21:10:27

7.30pm

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