its ok for your child to sleep with you somtimes

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/10/2015

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It's fine, Crystal. The kid is 5, and needed parental comfort.

Jady, I'd suggest that you do some personal research on co-sleeping, because your lecturer appears to be lacking in their knowledge

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Dove - posted on 06/10/2015

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lol Either your lecturer is a moron on the laws in the UK are seriously whacked...

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/10/2015

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WHY isn't it ok what so ever??? What reasons could there possibly be to not sleep in the same bed with your child that could potentially lead to have an investigation and your child taken away? Aside from the obvious sexual abuse....what red flags?

Jady - posted on 06/10/2015

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Copying this thread For my studys! UK BASED
, nooo I'm not that brave. Let me pass my work before I bare the details! :D

Raye - posted on 06/10/2015

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Jady, what country/state are you in? What kind of "lecture" was it? Give more detail.

I can't imagine CPS would have a problem with a child climbing in bed with a parent after having nightmares, or really any other reason, as long as there was nothing inappropriate going on. Yes, with small infants there's a danger of rolling over on the child. But my step-kids are all knees and elbows, and I'm more likely to get hurt from them than the other way around.

Jady - posted on 06/10/2015

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Hey little miss can't be wrong how's it going..

Well as I said my "lecturer" . Me being the student this subject was covered.

Red flags. Being the first indicator of a potential problem.

The answer is NO for certain age groups. An example rolling on a child whilst asleep -suffication


many reasons given for this subject.


I totally get what your all saying. Night terrors feeling unwell etc. -My child use to sleep in my bed until I was informed it was not ok for any reason what so ever.

Hope that some what answered your question. I stated it as not a lot of people are aware of this. And thought being in the know would help.

Cheers

Dove - posted on 06/10/2015

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Of course it's OK... it's your CHILD! If your child needs you... you can be there for them even if it is nighttime. Parenting does not stop at bedtime.... it's a 24/7 deal. My son is 7 and I am in his bed every night until he falls asleep and if he wakes in the night w/ a bad dream or growing pains (nightmares are rare, but growing pains happen every few weeks-months)... you'd better believe I am back in his bed again until he falls asleep. Caring for your child is never a red flag.... what an idiotic comment.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/10/2015

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Jady, what are you talking about??? What red flags??? That your kid is having nightmares and wants to be with their parents to be safe? That they are lonely and want to cuddle?

Raye - posted on 06/10/2015

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My step kids sleep in bed with us occasionally. Mostly if there is a storm or one has a nightmare, but sometimes just because they want to. Their dad allowed it a lot more before I moved in with them and got married, but nothing inappropriate. I think kids should learn to be independent and sleep in their own beds most of the time, except for aforementioned storms, nightmares, and the occasional "treat" of sleeping in the "dog pile".

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