Erin - posted on 07/27/2012 ( 52 moms have responded )
My child is driving me up the wall. He used to sleep so good untlil rescently. Him going to bed nicely used to be the one thing I could count on and now I don't even have that any more.
There has been some changes in the house , his dad moved out and is visiting him on Sat. But before he moved out he worked long hours and wasn't home much anyway so not much has changed in that respect.The Dr. put him on 1\4 of a tablet of tenex a couple months ago I noticed very little difference. Yesterday he upped it to 1\2 tablet.He did seem a a ot calmer durring the day. I took him to a muesume and wore him out he had a 15 min cat nap and that's it.He seemed a little more tired because of the med (I know it can make one tired). He went to sleep pretty good at 8:45 but woke up at 4:20 with crazy energy and wouldn't go back to sleep. Fot the past week or so he either won't go to sleep or wakes up way to early. He's only in school 1/2 day over the summer I get very little break form him, He's also super clingy and doesn't give me two seconds of peace, as I'm typing this he's hanging on me. I love him so much but my patients is so short lately because I no longer have my alone time when he goes to bed and if he does go to bed he gets up at a ridiculas hr. It's like he's so overstimulated with external and interlal stimulation that he won't calm down enouph to sleep. And as much energy as he has I think he is tired so he's cranky and hard to deal with.
Durring the school year the routine is so good but it's a little crazy over the summer because he has a 1/2 day then comes home then goes to daycare and some days it's different because my work schedule is so crazy. I am in the process of making a picture schedlu for him. I' will put velcrow on the back of all the picures so I can change the schedule every day because it's different every day. I feel so bad for him because I know routine is so important for him and decreases anxiety. Our scedule is just so different every day becase of my work and I don't know what to do . Please help me I'm at my witts end.