tips for getting 7yr and 5yr to sleep in own bed

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Just wondering if anyone has any tips- right now dad and I are each sleeping with or next to a child each night- we had a made deal with them they each could get a hamster if they would sleep one week in their room by themselves- well the 5yr old is ok with it and the 7yr wants nothing to do with it- I have offerred night lights- to set by the doorway of her room- darker curtains- She claims she is scared and there seems no way this will happen with out a screaming match- I think it is time to make the step and am ready to enforce whatever I need to- bad part is working and being so tired in the evenings- its hard to stay strong in the battle-

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Stephanie - posted on 09/07/2009

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We are having the same problem with our 2 yr old. About 1am he comes and flops into our bed. He has a night light and everything. We didn't have this problem with our daughter. I also understand the working the next day thing. It gets tough. Someone told me they won't get married while they are still sleeping in your bed. So, I don't want them sleeping in my bed til they are older. If you find out let me know.

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