freak outs in the middle of the night, help pls

Michelle - posted on 07/06/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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for the past couple of weeks my 5yr son has been waking up in the middle of the night yelling and demanding things by screaming so loud. we try and calm him down but he just gets worse, also we do not give into his demands, just seems to be getting out of hand. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Gwen - posted on 07/06/2012

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Is he awake? At that age, I used to wake up the entire house with my screaming, because of night terrors. Although I seemed awake, I had no recollection of what I was doing. Trying to wake me up or reason with me didn't help. My sleep Dr. explained that the elevator gets stuck between floors, so the speak. The lights are on but no one's home. He said the best course of action was just to sshhh quietly and hug me firmly until I settled back down.

Maybe this has nothing to do with your son's behavior....but something to consider.

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Cherish - posted on 07/06/2012

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What is he demanding?Has anything changed in the past couple of weeks?Has he had any other new behaviors since he started that?

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