Elizabeth - posted on 08/24/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Brief history of our sleep pattern...My first husband passed away when my daughter was a year old. In my grief, I had her sleep with me in my bed until she was about 3. I then met my husband. She did well in her room most of the time. We put a big addition on the house when she was 5, her new room much bigger and down a longer hallway. This scared her, she didn't feel safe. She's afraid of my late husband's ghost. I've been struggling for YEARS with this. She slept in our room on a small bed, I moved the bed out and spent much time in her room sleeping. I just recently got her a tv, thought she'd fall asleep with that on, we put it on timer. She 100% wants to sleep alone without being afraid, but she struggles with it. She has NO trouble sleeping at friends and cousins homes, she just doesn't like to sleep ALONE. I'm completely at a loss on what to do. She's entering 6th-grade and I feel this will NEVER end!! It's frustrating for both of us. My husband is great about this too, but we're all really sick of the situation. She's extremely independant in all other aspects of her life except sleeping. I cannot relate because I had a sister in the room next to me growing up and my husband shared a room with his twin. Please help!!!!