Rebecca - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 2.5 year old is super smart (as are all of yours too) :) Both my husband and I work full time so when we get home at night, we're both exhausted and haven't seen her all day. So yes, we've created this little nightmare for ourselves. After dinner and bath, we let her watch some TV and play and then it's time for bed. At that point, neither of us are up for a fight so we let her sleep in our bed (NOT a good idea). Now she thinks that's the best thing in the whole world and that we're punishing her to make her sleep in her own bed. Not to mention - if we put her in her own room (with a bedtime routine: book, lights dimmed, goodnight, kiss, leave the room), she still cries until she throws up - thus starting our process all over again. Like I said, we feel like we don't get to see her enough so we let her sleep in our room and that's where I believe our problem stems. Any advice as to how to nix this in the bud without driving us all crazy!?