Tania - posted on 10/26/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am a single mom of a beautiful 4 1/2 year old Boy. His Father is a part of of his life. I have always laid down with my son to soothe him to sleep, and he has slept through the night in his own bed, however, the past 3 weeks, my son wakes up crying and screaming not wanting to sleep alone, that he needs me. On Labor day Weekend, his binkie went to binkie heaven, he did a good job transitioning, just 2 days, he also went to Pre School, and his father recently had a baby, can these 'issues' be a reason? While my sleep is irrelevant at this point, for my son he needs to sleep for independence, growth and development. I have tried the super nanny way, I just struggle with his tears and crying and feel horrible when he begs. How much tough love or not do I do? His father "has other things to worry about other than our son sleeping at night"; 2 homes, 2 sets of rules, but this cant go on...any suggestions or advice. I feel horrible for my son and the 'guilt' consumes me especially when he says "why can't I have you sleep with me" or "I dont want to be alone"; I have never left my son, help?