Amanda - posted on 03/27/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 5 year old daughter who HATES sleeping. She will wake up around 8-9 am everyday, not take a nap at all during the day, and not go to bed until after midnight. My 4 year old daughter doesn't have too much of a problem going to bed, unless her sister is throwing a fit and keeping her awake. I've tried everything to get her to bed, and I'm at a loss for what to do now. I'm 21 weeks pregnant, and I can't keep fighting her. I need to get rest as well.
She'll start crying and saying "Mommy, I'm just so bored and so tired" and when I tell her to close her eyes and get some rest she yells "I dont want to!". After she finally does fall asleep, I go to bed, and within 2-3 hours she comes into my room crying, and crawls into bed with me. I want to get her on a sleep schedule, she starts school in September. Any advice/tips on how to get her to bed?