My 9 year old DD is sociable, confident and outgoing. She has a sister who is 13 months older, and they are pretty good mates.
As a family we are close, and we have got support from my parents who live pretty nearby. The girls have stayed overnight with their grandparents a lot since they were tiny. Over recent years DD2 has become increasingly anxious about staying with her grandparents. It’s got to the point now that she worries for days before a stay. When she is there she doesn’t sleep well, and often my Mum or Dad find her up reading at 3am.
Unfortunately work commitments over coming months mean I need the kids to stay some weekend nights with their grandparents.
Any tips on how we can break the cycle of anxiety and sleeplessness that goes with every planned stay? DD2 is usually fine staying with friends (which older sister finds more tricky!).
DH and Ibhave tried tough love, bribes, not making a big deal of it, but over the last few years this problem has got gradually worse.
All suggestions gratefully received!
Helping DD (& grandparents) make overnight stays less difficult
hobie1 · 31/01/2018 22:05
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