My son is having outburst at bedtime and I need help.

Joshuarocheleau - posted on 08/24/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok so I have a 3 year old son and he stopped napping at 2. We tried evreything to keep them for as long as possible but he eventually just stopped and the battle was no longer worth the benifits. He slept 11+ Hrs at night. But now he is fighting sleep with every ounce of his little body. He will be ready for bed after his bed time routine usually around 8-830 and he'll give mommy a kiss and we will head to bed I will sing him a song and then here comes the i have to go potty, I'm thirsty, asking my to sleep with him ect. and when I tell him no or that I'm not going to sleep with him because he is a big boy and daddy has alot of work to get done he says he wants mommy and again I tell him no and then he starts screaming and freaking out saying he wants to sleep in our bed with us he will come running out of his room after and I will lay him back down and this repeat umpteen times and when I pick him up to put him back to bed he will hit and scream. I will tell him that I'm gonna have to close the door and he tells me "I will open the door and get out". Then I close the door and he just crys for his mommy and then after 15 20 mins of screaming mommy try to tuck him in but at this point he's just angry and doesn't even want mommy and will even tell her I want my daddy now and he goes back and forth until he gets his way and he will go for 2 hrs. The really odd part about it is that at daycare they are constantly tell us he's just the sweetest little boy ever and when it just me and him at night or my wife and him at night he's just fine but when the 3 of us are home at bed time he's just fights until we have no energy left. Help please! Lol sorry if that was way to long and all over the place lol

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Sarah - posted on 08/26/2015

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Glad to hear it went better :) Now if that would work on a teenager I would be good ;)

Joshuarocheleau - posted on 08/25/2015

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We did that tonight and it really worked well. It still took about 39 mins to realize I wasn't paying lol but much better than a hour and he didn't win! Thank you soooooo much!!!

Sarah - posted on 08/24/2015

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You are playing into it. Before he goes into his room for bed you do the go potty, get a drink, etc. Once in bed there is no negotiations. You do the bed time routine, say good night and then leave. You don't get into a conversation, you don't get into a negotiation, you don't play the game. If he comes out of his room. You take him right back to his room saying " good night" if he gets out again you take him right back. WITH OUT saying anything. The "game" is no longer fun.

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