Sandra - posted on 05/18/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 11 year old is wanting her space and wants to sleep alone. She's a bit mature for 11. The 9 year old absolutely cannot sleep by herself. I'm on my second week of staying with her until she falls asleep. I've tried everything from fully explaining that there is nothing to be afraid of... to asking her why she doesn't want to (she can't come up with any real reasons only that she doesn't want to)... to listening to her cry for hours on end... to holding her and praying with her.... I'm at my wit's end! Is 9 years old still too young for me to insist that she learn how to sleep by herself?