Melissa - posted on 07/23/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
my boy/girl twins are awesome of course. They are almost five years old. My boy is self sufficient, but my girl twin wants to be coddled. I wake almost every morning with her in my bed. We are lesbian parents. We have a 12 year old daughter as well as the twins, but it is the wee twin girl we are having issues with. Our son will go to bed in his bed and wake up there. My 12 year old (obviously) wakes up in her own bed. Our almost 5 year old daughter sneaks out of WHEREVER she falls asleep (either her bed in the room with her twin brother, or sharing a room with her sister) always ends in the morning in our bed. We are trying SO hard to help her adjust! She often sleeps late because (as we have dubbed her) our night traveler spends so much time at night tryin to find her safe place---she needs sleep. We have woken her at 6AM, and allowed her to also sleep until noon. I am at a loss! I don't want her to feel that we don't care, but we are also at a point where, at five years old, we feel she ought to be okay sleeping with her twin, or our 12 year old daughter. NOTHING is working (not even the couch in front of the TV)!! PLEASE any suggestions! We desire things...and a 5 year old inhibits those things!! HELP!!