Al - posted on 02/11/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
my daughter has been such a good girl at bed time but for the last 3 weeks life has become hell. Literally after 5 minutes she cries saying she can not get to sleep.We start with reassuring her, suggesting she reads a little. She will read 1 page then scream that it is not working. I have put soothing music on for her, again does not help. This goes on for up to 3/4 hours, by which time we are all very frustrated and she has worked her self in to a real state. She get's really hot so strips off, start's banging about, screams for me to not shut her door ( 3 year old brother next door always gets woken). I feel that I am not a good mum as I can not settle and comfort her. She just wares her self out eventually and falls asleep. The problem being that this is not until 11- mid night. I am very concerned as she is obviously so tired for school. She is also sleep walking maybe once every 2 weeks. I have spoken to her about school and home life to see if anything is worrying her but she is saying nothing is upsetting or worrying her.
Any advise would be greatly received.
Thank you a desperate mum...