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10 year old still likes me to lie with him every night till he goes to sleep - who can beat that age, or am I the only Mum with the oldest child that doe this?!

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ukgirlatheart Tue 22-Sep-15 15:51:41

Yes still lie next to DS he nods off and I go downstairs, he's an only and hasnt never, ever liked being upstairs on his own.

I really thought he'd of grown out of it by now, more habit I suppose

Jerseyknit Tue 22-Sep-15 15:53:38

Mine! He's only just grown out of it at 13 grin

ukgirlatheart Tue 22-Sep-15 15:57:51

yikes really 13...Im hoping when mine starts secondary next year he will bite the bullet

Jerseyknit Tue 22-Sep-15 15:59:25

That's what I hoped but yes, 13!!! I miss our cuddles a little bit. Don't worry, he will grow out if it soon enough.

Scarydinosaurs Tue 22-Sep-15 16:10:58

Could you have a pet in his room?

ukgirlatheart Wed 23-Sep-15 10:34:20

Strangley I got a cat but he sleeps in the kitchen as he was waking us all up at 3am in the morning!!! I did think about a dog as company but we are out all day at work so not fair really on the dog.

Jersey can I ask why you were lurkinig on the Sleep Section lol!! I was here as curious about my situation and though Sleep was a good place to post! smile

Scarydinosaurs Wed 23-Sep-15 12:47:30

How about playing an audio book as he falls asleep?

ukgirlatheart Mon 05-Oct-15 13:17:46

Think hes too old for an audio book, I need to bite the bullet in the Oct holidays I think he has to sleep, on his own now

ineedaholidaynow Mon 05-Oct-15 13:22:20

You can get audio books for older children. Adults listen to audio books too. Might help.

Has he ever done school residentials, cub camp etc?

springalong Mon 05-Oct-15 14:29:47

mine is 10 and we still have audio cds on.

ImperialBlether Mon 05-Oct-15 14:40:57

Does he like Harry Potter? If he does, he would love the audio book. And there are 7 books; that should take him a while!

vickibee Mon 05-Oct-15 14:43:18

my son is 8.5 and I have to do same.

LisbethSalandersLaptop Mon 05-Oct-15 14:43:52

well mine is 16 and I still have to kick him out of the lounge (doubles as my bedroom) at night, if he had his way he would sleep curled at my feet like a giant kitten.

DollyTwat Mon 05-Oct-15 14:44:39

Mine but I like our cuddles
Amazing what he waits til bedtime to tell me!

overthehill74 Tue 06-Oct-15 21:18:14

Please don't tell me this!! My ds is 5 and will not sleep in his own bed, or go to sleep on his own. He has never been a great sleeper but we were getting there. He was poorly and spent a night in hospital in August and since then it's like he has gone back two years.

Erimemushinteperem Tue 06-Oct-15 21:23:38

my 10 year old is the same and 12 year old. I assume puberty will put a stop to it. Well I hope so!

whois Tue 06-Oct-15 21:59:47

I listen to audiobooks at night. you don't have to buy him a kids book, plenty of teenager or adult books on audio.

Look for the unabridged versions - min better value in terms of cost per time.

whois Tue 06-Oct-15 21:59:59

Much better

RandomMess Tue 06-Oct-15 22:01:41

Colleagues daughter still shared her bed at 14 years, we're not close enough now for me to ask if she's moved out yet!

ineedaholidaynow Tue 06-Oct-15 22:05:01

How long does it take for your children to get to sleep? My DS can take up to 2 hours to go to sleep. Luckily he is quite happy to stay in his bed by himself. If I had to stay with him until he went to sleep I would never have an evening to myself.

campervan67 Tue 06-Oct-15 22:08:03

Oh no don't tell me this! I still have to lie down with my 5yo and I was really hoping she'd grow out of it soon confused

tindel Wed 07-Oct-15 08:53:07

In terms of audiobooks, DH often puts podcasts on if he can't sleep. Usually Radio 4 documentaries - the drier, the better. I was sceptical when he suggested it, but it works for both of us most of the time!

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