Kellie - posted on 02/07/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
My preschooler is almost 5 and goes to 5 hr preschool. He no longer naps during the day and gets about 10-11 hrs of sleep a night. He has a lot of behavior problems at home and school such as not listening and not following directions. He seems to have more than other kids in his class because his teacher has talked to us about it and he gets more yellow and red light than the other kids. Also, bedtime is a huge ordeal. He gets out of his bed several times and a lot of times makes us rub his back or lay with him. Recently I was reading a book that indicated a lot of preschooler behavior problems are the result of lack of sleep. Especially, having a hard time going to sleep because if they are running on cortisol then they're going to have a hard time going to sleep. It makes sense, so I'm just curious how much sleep other preschoolers are getting. I'll be so elated if this helps with our problems. We all ready have a sticker-reward chart to help with following directions and being good but that hasn't made a huge difference.