Sleep Issues

Tisha - posted on 03/18/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My family recently moved to Canada and as a result our kids - 8 and 5 now have to share a room. This has become very counter-productive to the usual bedtime routine. No matter what we have tried, they will stay in bed and talk until they fall asleep, some nights until 11pm. I have tried separating them, and it will only work for a few nights but they will then cry for each other. I don't know what to do. They get in bed by 8pm and the usual routine is for them to turn off their lights after a story (for the 5 yr old) by 8:30 but they are being defiant. I have tried taking away tv time but not even that is working. It's just that I can't sleep until they are asleep so this 11pm schedule is keeping me UP. Any suggestions?

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Tisha - posted on 03/19/2013

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Dove....I tried this.....it worked like a charm. My friend Toni had also suggested this so I know it's a good piece of advice. I told them to keep talking but tomorrow bed time would be half hour earlier and if they were still talking it would go back half hour. In 5 minutes both mouths were shut and I heard gentle snores!!!!!! I was able to finish my school work and relax a bit before bed.

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