Bedtime Problem with an 8 year old

(5 Posts)
NanaBanana1 Tue 01-Jan-13 12:39:34

Thanks for your suggestion. We will certainly try that. Keep your fingers crossed for us and if you have any other ideas please let me know.

NanaBanana1 Tue 01-Jan-13 12:38:11

Thanks for your suggestion, we did buy a cd that had a story/relaxation theme but unfortunately that didn't work. G is adamant that she isn't afraid of being in her bedroom and in fact insists her door is almost closed!

acsec Tue 01-Jan-13 12:20:10

My DSS is 8 and me and DP went through a similar thing with him in the summer. He worried that we would go to sleep before him and kept getting up to check we were still up and awake. We tried talking to him, telling him off, stopping him playing computer games, sending him to bed early. In the end I got some Bach's Rescue Remedy Night. We gave him the 4 drops before bed and it helped him fall asleep quickly.

We used it for about a week, told him that's as long as you can use it for, and he had got into a routine of falling asleep by then so bedtime was much better. We still keep a bottle which we give him sometimes when he can't sleep. But it's much rarer now.

SavoyCabbage Tue 01-Jan-13 12:14:39

Could she have some background music playing in her room so she doesn't feel alone?

NanaBanana1 Tue 01-Jan-13 12:11:38

As you probably guess from my nickname I am a grandmother. We have a problem with G. Since August she has been having tantrums at bedtime on a regular basis. She is afraid her mother will go to sleep before her and so continuously calls her to make sure she is awake. this can lead to confrontation when G will lash out and scream and shout until she is hoarse. During the day, on the whole she is well behaved and evenings are not a problem either, usually spent playing games or watching tv together. The problem arises as soon as bedtime comes around. If anyone has experienced anything similar I would be grateful if you would share your experiences with us.

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