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cherryl taggart: Let the kid sleep in your room. Make room in the bed, or set up the crib next to the bed. Hell, rearrange the living room to be a giant sleep area. It's not a crime to set up your home to suit youWe are not solitary creatures by nature. Mist of us kind of like having someone else to snuggle up with and sleep. You're the adult here, rule out medical issues like colic and teething, and then do the things to help the kid.
Barricaded Gunman: Xanlexian: [i.imgur.com image 850x850]Why did they find it necessary to change this from LORD No Kids?
Only You Can See This: When my grandson was in his Terrible Twos, something similar happened and neither my daughter nor SWMBO could not get him to go to sleep, and in desperation turned to me.I went to his room and found him screaming the place down. The key is to stay cool, no matter what. "Okay, here's the deal.", I said. "I'm going to give you a choice. You can either go to sleep right now like a good boy, or I throw one of your toys away. It's your choice - what do you want to do?"Scream holler yell tantrum etc..."That's fine." I reached down and picked up a toy that was not one of his favourites and needed junking any way, and put it in the bin. SCREAM HOLLER YELL TANTRUM ETC"There's no point you getting upset. YOU chose to do that. It was YOUR choice. You decided to do that instead of going to sleep. Now then, I'm going to give you another choice - you can either go to sleep right now like a good boy, or I throw another one of your toys away. It's your choice - what do you want to do?"Scream holler..."Okay, that's fine." Another toy in the bin. More screaming etc. "That was YOUR choice, wasn't it? You threw it in the bin. Now then, I'm going to give you another choice - you can either go to sleep right now like a good boy, or I throw another one of your toys away. It's your choice - what do you want to do?" I picked up another one and held it over the bin.It started to hit home now. He was losing his toys by his own actions. Screaming stopped, replaced by snuffling."Does that mean you've decided that you're going to go to sleep?" He nodded."Good boy. I'll stay with you to make sure you do, okay?" More nodding. Asleep in two minutes. Went downstairs to find two ladies slack-jawed with amazement.When he woke about hours later, he asked if he could have his toys back - sorry, no. "Remember, YOU chose to throw them away, and that's what happened. They're gone forever. YOU did that. All you had to do was go to sleep. Sleep is nice. We all like to sleep. Sleep is good for you. So the next time it's time to sleep and you have the choice between going to sleep like a good boy or throwing your own toys away, what will you choose?""Sleep.""Good boy. Would you like a hug?" He runs over and gives me a big hug, and we're friends again. He went down for his naps and sleep like a lamb every time after that.